Madame Martine lives in Paris and follows the same routine every day. She takes for granted the beautiful things that exist all around her. She refuses to go to the Eiffel Tower because it’s “just for tourists.” One day Madame Martine finds a stray dog and decides to take him home. When she tries keeping her dog on the same schedule, he breaks free, leading Madame Martine on a wild chase up the Eiffel Tower! Upon reaching the top, she discovers how much beauty she has been missing all these years. From then on, the two friends try something different every week.
Sarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of Madame Martine, Madame Martine Breaks the Rules, and Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. She has illustrated over a dozen other picture books, including the award-winning Feathers: Not Just for Flying, written by Melissa Stewart. She lives in Massachusetts.