Marielle in Paris
- Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie
Written by Maxine Rose Schur
Illustrated by Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie
Hardcover Smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket
40 pages, fully illustrated. Includes a quiz for readers to match each party dress with the Paris scene that inspired it.
Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.
About the Author
Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning children’s book author and travel writer. She has written ten books for young people, including picture books and historical novels. A former professional actor, she gives guest lectures and teaches writing workshops. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Stanford University.
About the Artist
Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie has been an avowed daydreamer since childhood, and now she dreams up fictional worlds for children’s books. She has also applied her colorful, engaging style to travel notebooks, Advent calendars, magazines, and materials for vehicles, including a fabric design for seats on Paris city buses. Jeanne grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Paris for many years. She studied fine art and textile design at the University of Michigan and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.