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Oct 16 2016

The Sisters Saint-Claire by Carlie Gibson

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Ill. by Tamsin Ainslie. Allen & Unwin, 2016. ISBN 9781760291563
(Age: 6+) Recommended. Themes: Animals, Cooking, Family, Rhyme. The youngest mouse in the Saint-Claire house is a magnificent pastry baker and cook . . . but is too little to leave the house and go to the market to sell her wares. Then one day she is able to convince her family that she is big enough to go with her siblings, even though she is small. Despite initial poor sales, eventually a Royal patron proves that her culinary skills are worthy of attention, despite her small size.
This is a gentle rhyming tale with a French twist and mousy characters illustrated in a naive style by an experienced illustrator (whose work is reminiscent of the style shown in Angelina Ballerina; but whose skilful work also appears in other works eg the covers of the Matty and Bill novels for Young Readers).
Carolyn Hull

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