The Girl and the Cathedral: The Story of Notre Dame de Paris
The Girl and the Cathedral: The Story of Notre Dame de Paris
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The Girl and the Cathedral: The Story of Notre Dame de Paris

Written by Nicolas Jeter & illustrated by Sara Ugolotti
Published by Bushel & Peck Books
Prices as of Aug 8

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A breathtaking tribute to Notre Dame.

Honoring the history and hope for the future of Notre Dame, Jeter presents a fictionalized creation story for Paris and its iconic cathedral featuring a little girl who plants the garden of Paris and all the flowers in it, including her “greatest flower”—Notre Dame. The story and illustrations work in tandem as they transport the reader through Paris’ history—including world war—to reach the tragic fire in 2019, with the overwhelming feeling being one of reverence for the past and an enduring hope for the future. The story itself tends towards the abstract, making it better suited for older readers, but the interweaving messages (among them to always plant Good Things, even if Bad Things can’t be kept away) and absolutely stunning illustrations featuring lovely architectural details and cameo appearances from famous historical French figures make this a unique and lovely book. The end papers at both front and back ground the book in fact and history (as does the fold-out timeline) and give curious readers even more details to explore. A breathtaking white and gold wordless spread, featuring concourses of people reminiscent of angels remembering Notre Dame, highlights slightly religious undertones (befitting a cathedral) present throughout the book.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781733633550
Publication Date
April 15, 2020
Page Count
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2019956093
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1156409973
ASIN/ISBN 10
1733633553

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