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Family Vacation: London & Paris

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441247
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

Eyewitness Guide London

GBR34
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441212
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to London features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$21.99

London Map

GBR114
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093071
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps.
$9.95

Paris Map

FRN400
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866092040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:12,000 and all of Paris at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Fodor's London's 25 Best

GBR08
Louise Nicholson
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops.
$13.99

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.
$13.99

A Traveller's History of London

GBR232
Richard Tames
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
320
1566564840
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of London, from the Romans to Tony Blair, tailored to the traveler.
$14.95

A Traveller's History of Paris

FRN426
Robert Coles
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566564859
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fast-moving, short survey of French history with a focus on Paris from its founding, through the heady days of revolution and up to modern times.
$14.95

The Story of England

GBR02
Christopher Hibbert
Phaidon Press
1992
224
0714826529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion.
$19.95

Watching the English

GBR927
Kate Fox
Nicholas Brealey
2014
583
185788616X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition.
$19.95

Stonehenge Complete

GBR13
Christopher Chippindale
Thames & Hudson
2012
320
0500289662
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent introduction to Europe's most mysterious ancient site, fully illustrated and comprehensive.
$24.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

Westminster Abbey

GBR810
Richard Jenkyns, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2011
224
0674061977
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In a highly original pocket book, classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns looks afresh at the celebrated church complex -- national cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, place of Princess Diana's funeral.
$17.50

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel

GBR28
Jerome Jerome, Jeremy Lewis (Introduction)
Penguin
2000
361
0140437509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Written in 1889, "Three Men in a Boat" (to say nothing of the dog!) is a laugh-out-loud account of a man-powered voyage along the River Thames, full of detail on life and lore. A Longitude favorite.
$13.00

A Tale of Two Cities

GBR100
Charles Dickens
Penguin
2003
371
0451526562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dickens' famous tale of love and intrigue, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
$8.00

Once and Future King

GBR844
T. H. White
Penguin Putnam
2011
640
0441020836
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
White's delightful reimagining of Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur introduces the search for the Holy Grail, creation of the Round Table and all the romance, wizardry and war of Camelot for the whole family.
$26.00

Paris in Mind

FRN412
Jennifer Lee (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
288
1400031028
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
With selections spanning 300 years, this wonderful anthology reflects America's long connection to Paris and the French. The 30 American writers tapped include Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemingway and David Sedaris.
$16.00

Paris Stories

FRN373
Mavis Gallant, Michael Ondaatje (Introduction)
NYRB
2002
350
1590170229
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All written in Paris (where Gallant has long lived), these magnificent stories take place from the Left Bank to the French Riviera, postwar Germany and Franco-era Spain. If you haven’t read her work (many of the stories originally appeared in the New Yorker), you are in for a treat. Gallant is one of the great 20th century short story writers.
$15.95

The Scarlet Pimpernel

FRN363
Baroness Orczy
Modern Library
2000
320
0812966112
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Wildly popular since his debut in 1903, the man known as the Scarlet Pimpernel is a foppy English lord by day and a daring genius by night. Here's the rip-roaring classic, set during the French Revolution.
$9.95

For Kids

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

FRN124
Victor Hugo
Signet
2010
510
0451531515
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The compelling story of a deformed bell-ringer set in medieval France.
$5.95

Madeline in London

GBR152
Ludwig Bemelmans
Viking
2000
64
014056649X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Miss Clavel, Madeline and her 11 classmates travel to London to cheer up their former neighbor, Pepito. For kids ages 4-8.
$7.99

King of Shadows

GBR161
Susan Cooper
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1999
186
068984445X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A novel of time-travel, Shakespeare -- and the plague -- for kids ages 10-12.
$7.99

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

Vero and Philippe

FRN323
Caroline Hatton, Preston McDaniels (Illustrator)
Perseus
2001
120
081262940X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An episodic, unassuming book about the exploits of Veronique Vo and her haughty older brother Philippe, Vietnamese-French children who have recently moved from Normandy to Paris.
$14.95

Beware, Princess Elizabeth

GBR332
Carolyn Meyer
Gulliver
2002
224
0152045562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An acclaimed young-adult novel, one in a series of Young Royals, in which Henry VIII is recently dead and young Elizabeth endures the tumultuous reigns of her brother Edward and sister Mary before ascending the throne herself.
$6.99

The Shakespeare Stealer

GBR335
Gary Blackwood
Penguin Putnam
2000
224
0141305959
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Young orphan Widge is hired to infiltrate the Globe and steal Shakespeare's latest play for another acting troupe. But will the boy betray his new friends or disobey his employer?
$6.99

Adam of the Road

GBR336
Elizabeth Janet Gray, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
2002
320
014032464X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Newberry-winning classic about the adventures of a medieval minstrel's son who loses his way on the highways and byways of 13th-century England.
$7.99

The Midwife's Apprentice

GBR341
Karen Cushman
Houghton Mifflin Company
1996
122
0547722176
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The 1996 Newbery Medal winner, this novel geared for 8-12 year olds recounts the apprenticeship of a waif named Brat, who learns to be a midwife in 14th-century England. Short, funny and atmospheric.
$7.99

The Three Musketeers

FRN362
Alexandre Dumas
Oxford University Press
2009
663
0199538468
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This French standard may be long -- and written almost 200 years ago -- but it is page-turning fare for young adults, who'll stay up 'til the wee hours to find out what became of D'Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, Porthos and the nefarious Lady DeWinter.
$12.95

The Wind in the Willows

GBR481
Kenneth Grahame, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1983
224
0684179571
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A 75th anniversary edition of Grahame's enduring tale of fun, friendship and adventure, starring Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger.
$21.99

Crispin, The Cross of Lead

GBR528
Avi
Hyperion
2004
310
0786816589
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
13-year-old Crispin must flee his manor after a price is put on his head in this suspenseful, Newberry-winning tale set in medieval England.
$7.99

This is Paris

FRN466
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310635
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
First published in 1958, this is a facsimile edition of Sasek's classic portrait of Paris for children. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and other attractions are depicted with bright, stylized illustrations. Ages 4-8.
$17.95

This is London

GBR529
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310627
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Sasek's wonderful portrait of London circa 1958 depicts the tube, Piccadilly Circus and other famed attractions through bright, stylized illustrations. For children ages 4-8.
$17.95

Fodor's Around Paris With Kids, 68 Great Things to Do Together

FRN658
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2013
160
1400019192
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed with a fun and convenient flipbook format, this unique guide to entertaining sites, activities, and kid-friendly eateries around town is perfect for young travelers and a handy reference for adults. Written by a parent, the guide includes practical pointers and, in case of a rainy day, diverting games for kids.
$12.99

The Medieval World

EUR256
Philip Steele
Houghton Mifflin Company
2006
95
0753460467
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This rousing and colorfully illustrated tale for ages 7 to 10 brings to life the chivalry, battles and sieges and politics of Medieval Europe.
$12.99

Peter Pan, A Classic Collectible Pop-Up

GBR804
Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
14
0689853645
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Wizard of paper engineering, Robert Sabuda transforms M. Barrie's classic's tale into an astonishing world of movement and dimension. Each double-page spread of nighttime London (with clouds floating by) or the jolly roger (in all its colorful 3-D glory) is festooned with doors, windows and booklets.
$39.99

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, Voices from a Medieval Village

GBR854
Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick Press
2011
84
0763650943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Inspired by an illuminated poem from 13th-century Germany, this witty, historically accurate collection of prose and poems -- winner of the 2008 Newbery Medal -- forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England. With full-color illustrations.
$6.99

The London Eye Mystery

GBR855
Siobhan Dowd
Yearling Publishing
2009
336
0385751842
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this ALA Notable Book, cousins Ted and Kat follow a trail of clues across the city in a desperate bid to find their cousin Salim, who disappeared after boarding London's celebrated ride, The London Eye, until recently the world's tallest.
$7.99

Eyewitness Castle

EUR335
Christopher Gravett
DK Publishing
2008
72
0756637694
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Take a look behind the walls of these fascinating fortresses and learn how they were built to house hundreds of people and animals; how a young boy rose from lowly page to noble knight; and what life was like for the castle residents. With a CD of clip art and a poster.
$16.99