Alice Brière-Haquet / Ilus. Csil
This is a moving, fictional tale behind the construction of the Eiffel Tower. It's a story about overcoming hardship with clever invention and the power of the heart.
Mr. and Mrs. Eiffel are a happy couple enjoying living in the most romantic city in the world, Paris. One day, Mrs. Eiffel begins to feel desperately unwell. The experts are unanimous: the only thing that can save her is fresh air. Her husband, a bright engineer, decides he will take matters into his own hands and build a tower that will reach the clouds in an attempt to restore her health.
Csil’s poetically minimal illustrations in black, white, and pink are incredibly evocative, and Alice Brière-Haquet’s words are a delight to read aloud.
Madame Eiffel is a story in English that is set in Paris. It is not a guide to the French language and does not teach French. It is aimed at ages 3+.
Hardcover, 32pp, 205 x 310 mm