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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

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

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

Blue Guide Paris

FRN145
Delia Gray-Durant, Ian Robertson
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
500
1905131674
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Compact and authoritative, this eleventh edition of the art-focused guide includes plenty of color photographs and a section of practical information in addition to the usual maps and detailed floor plans.
$26.95

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

Rough Guide Paris

FRN371
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
416
0241199247
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A jam-packed practical, cultural and historical guide to the City of Light.
$21.99

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

A Propos De Paris

FRN132
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Bulfinch Press
1998
168
0821224964
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This handsomely produced coffee table book features 131 duotone images of Paris selected by Cartier-Bresson in honor of his 90th birthday. It's a splendid tribute to the people and life of the City of Light.
$40.00

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

Paris Was Yesterday

FRN93
Janet Flanner, Irving Drutman (Editor)
Harcourt Books
1988
232
0156709902
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Like many American writers in '20s and '30s, journalist Janet Flanner left the States to join the Paris intellectual scene. In characteristically masterful prose, here are her impressions of life in Paris between the wars.
$20.95

Paris, The Biography of a City

FRN502
Colin Jones
Viking
2006
566
0143036718
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones writes with obvious affection in this entertaining, ambitious history of Paris, its architecture, culture and politics, from the late Stone Age to Jacques Chirac.
$20.00

Seven Ages of Paris

FRN503
Alistair Horne
Random House
2005
458
1400034469
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Horne writes with flair, drama and affection for the City of Light in this wonderfully opinionated, personal overview of the history of Paris.
$18.00

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.
$17.95

Artists in Residence

FRN353
Dana Micucci
Little Bookroom
2001
143
1892145006
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An attractively illustrated guide to exploring the homes of 19th-century artists in and around Paris, including Giverny, Auvers and Ornans. An excellent guide for day-long excursions outside Paris with a focus on nature and art.
$19.95

Impressionism, Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society

FRN117
Robert L. Herbert
Yale University Press
1991
324
0300050836
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated social history, this book shows the cafes, opera houses, dance halls and other places of entertainment and leisure that inspired some of the great Impressionist paintings.
$38.50

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

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

A Corner in the Marais, Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood

FRN351
Alex Karmel
David R. Godine
2002
149
1567921981
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A loving portrait, guide and history of Paris and, especially, of the old houses and byways of Marias. The book -- an excellent traveler's companion -- evokes the character and long history of the City of Light.
$16.95

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

Into a Paris Quartier, Reine Margot's Chapel and other Haunts of St. Germain

FRN491
Diane Johnson
National Geographic
2005
204
0792262085
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Diane Johnson (Le Divorce) writes with insight, verve and wit in this affectionate, personal portrait of St Germain-des-Prés, her neighborhood on the Left Bank.
$10.95

Talk to the Snail, Ten Commandments to Understanding the French

FRN643
Stephen Clarke
Bloomsbury USA
2006
258
1596913096
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Clarke's essays on France and the French, as witty as they are useful, combine a guide to cultural understanding with some perfectly rendered, entertaining and tongue-in-cheek notes on how to speak proper French.
$15.95

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

Americans in Paris, A Literary Anthology

FRN427
Adam Gopnik (Editor)
Library of America
2004
613
1931082561
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging anthology includes early impressions by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as well as a generous sampling of 20th-century literary masters.
$40.00

Murder in Montmartre

FRN566
Cara Black
Soho Press
2007
368
1569474109
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Cara Black once again effortlessly interweaves a suspenseful plot with the history and culture of a Parisian neighborhood, this time seedy Montmartre.
$15.95

Murder in the Marais

FRN561
Cara Black
Soho Press
2016
384
1616957301
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Literate and thrilling, with a strong sense of the geography and flavor of Paris, the first in a series of mysteries starring Aimee Ledoc shows off the French-American detective's wit and wile. The series continues with Murder in Belleville (FRN562), Murder in the Sentier (FRN563) and many more.
$9.99

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

The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

FRN259
Edmund White
Bloomsbury USA
2008
144
1582341354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The gifted novelist reveals his favorite haunts in this glittering portrait of Paris and its pleasures, taking in neighborhoods, bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, eateries and, naturally, the history behind it all.
$15.00

The Lady and The Unicorn

BLG24
Tracy Chevalier
Plume
2005
250
0452285453
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this rich historical novel, Chevalier (Girl With A Pearl Earring) imagines the wealthy patrons, social milieu, intrigue and incident behind the 15th-century tapestries now hanging in the Cluny in Paris.
$16.00

Zazie in the Metro

FRN434
Raymond Queneau
Penguin
2001
151
0142180041
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Queneau's delirious short novel of a country girl, her loony uncle and some disapproving gendarmes on a madcap tour of Paris. Louis Malle made it into a film in 1960.
$16.00

More Books

The Accidental Connoisseur, An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World

TVL31
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2005
262
0865477124
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
With a winning wit and not a drop of pretense, Osborne sets out to discover what's what with wine, traveling through Sonoma and Napa, France, Italy and other European wine meccas, 11 adventures in all. He meets plenty of interesting characters along the way, revealing much about the pleasures of wine (and travel!).
$16.00

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.
$19.00

The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420

EUR01
Georges Duby
University of Chicago Press
1983
320
0226167704
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
French scholar Duby, writing very accessibly, describes both the great cathedrals and the philosophical, religious, and political climate that enabled them to be built in this classic.
$28.00

The Authentic Bistros of Paris

FRN576
Francois Thomazeau, Sylvain Ageorges (Photographer), Anna Moschovakis (Translator)
Little Bookroom
2005
192
1892145340
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Take along this handy guide to 50 traditional eateries, many tucked away on hidden streets. With photographs, history and practical notes.
$16.95

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

EUR17
Johan Huizinga
University of Chicago Press
1997
467
0226359948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A pioneering work of social and cultural history, this well translated classic is a richly detailed portrait of life, thought and art in 14th- and 15th-century France and the Netherlands.
$32.00

Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

EUR204
Rolf Toman (Editor)
2013
500
3848004038
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This elaborately illustrated oversize book shows in spelnded color the spread of baroque and rococo painting, architecture and sculpture styles from Rome across Europe in the 17th century.
$29.99

Beyond The House Of The False Lama, Travels With Monks, Nomads, And Outlaws

MGL53
George Crane
HarperCollins
2006
320
0060858281
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A meditiative travelogue that follows Crane from the Hudson Valley to the Florida Keys to Grenada to Paris, and on to the Mongolian Gobi Desert in search of a hidden temple.
$15.99

Bloom's Literary Guide To Paris

FRN690
Mike Gerrard
Facts on File
2006
151
0791093794
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Combining history, geography and literature, this book focuses on Paris's literary roots, real and imagined, from Hugo's Notre Dame and Hemingway's favorite Parisian Cafes.
$14.95

Cadogan Take the Kids Paris and Disneyland Resort Paris

FRN759
Helen Truszkowski
Globe Pequot Press
2008
256
1860113990
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular British series.
$18.95

Charming Small Hotel Guides, Paris and Around

FRN626
Leonie Glass, Fiona Duncan (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
206
1566565170
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A full page with a color photograph is dedicated to each entry in this guide focused on hotels with 20 bedrooms or less.
$15.95

Chopin in Paris, The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer

FRN161
Tad Szulc
Da Capo Press
2000
444
0306809338
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the famed composer Fryderyk Chopin.
$20.95

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Claude Monet, The Color of Time

FRN311
Virginia Spate
Thames & Hudson
2001
384
0500282730
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A critically lauded analysis of Monet and his art, taking into account technique, the evolution of themes and styles, historical and biographical information.
$39.95

The Club Dumas

FRN577
Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto (Translator)
Harvest Books
2006
384
015603283X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this second Perez-Reverte thriller, book detective Lucas Corso helps uncover the secret behind a hanged book-lover and a fragment from the original "The Three Musketeers." Black magic, adventure, and murderers follow him as he travels between Madrid, Toledo and Paris.
$15.95

Companion Guide Gascony and Dordogne

FRN06
Richard Barber
Boydell & Brewer
2002
348
1900639270
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, personable guide, organized as a series of walking tours and featuring neighborhood maps, illustrations and excellent recommendations on food and wine.
$34.95

The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition

FRN528
Dan Brown
Doubleday
2004
467
0385513755
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This runaway bestseller, impressive for its historic setting and research, draws the reader in with its twists, hidden messages, and puzzles.
$40.00

The Days of the French Revolution

FRN153
Christopher Hibbert
Quill
1999
384
0688169783
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An accessible and informative history of the French Revolution, this book is a fantastic introduction to a pivotal historical period, aimed at the general reader.
$17.99

Down and Out in Paris and London

GBR99
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
1972
213
015626224X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Orwell's first published work, this novel -- based, in part, on true experiences -- is a tale of the underclass in 1930's Paris and London.
$14.95

The Engagement

FRN677
Georges Simenon
NYRB
2007
135
1590172280
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 200th NYRB Classic, which includes many of Simenon's tough, instensely psychological novels.
$12.95

Environs of Paris Map 106

FRN38
Rough Guide
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067157817
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy Michelin Zoom map covers Paris and its surroundsings at a driveable scale of 1:100,000.
$9.95

Exile's Return, A Literary Odyssey in the 1920s

FRN97
Malcolm Cowley
Penguin
1994
347
0140187766
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lively anecdotal account of the Lost Generation experience.
$16.00

Fodor's Paris

FRN716
Rach Klein (Editor)
Fodor's
2016
464
1101879939
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, popular guide featuring full color photos, maps and plenty of information on hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities.
$19.99

France and the French, A Modern History

FRN573
Rod Kedward
Overlook Press
2007
736
1585678813
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A sweeping, in-depth history of France from 1900 to the present day, from the disasterous world wars to the crumbling of the empire to France's modern place in the European Union.
$24.95

France in Mind

FRN384
Alice Powers
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375714359
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This wonderful selection of essays, excerpts and stories filters the experience of being in France through the lens of 33 British and American writers.
$16.95

France Map

FRN07
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067123157
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, accurate and up-to-date map of France at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

FRN520
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
360
1465436308
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of le corps (body) to the vocabulary of la buanderie (utility room).
$14.95

French Ways and Their Meaning

FRN55
Edith Wharton
Berkshire House Publishers
1997
151
0936399872
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, elegant look at French civilization written in Paris during the last two years of WWI by the perceptive mind of Edith Wharton.
$14.95

The Gothic Cathedral

EUR80
Christopher Wilson
Thames & Hudson
2005
304
0500276811
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of gothic cathedrals, their history, design and construction, covering the masterpieces built from the 12th to the 16th century. With photographs and diagrams.
$34.95

Gothic: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting

EUR205
Rolf Toman
Aa Balkema
2013
520
0841600686
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A marvelously illustrated, oversized survey of Gothic architecture, cathedrals and castles across Europe.
$29.99

Haute Cuisine, How the French Invented the Culinary Profession

FRN320
Amy B. Trubek
University of Pennsylvania Press
2001
200
0812217764
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A historical study of French gastronomy.
$19.95

Hemingway, The Paris Years

FRN100
Michael Reynolds
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
402
0393318796
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Volume two in the massive Hemingway biography, Reynolds documents the author's time Paris during the 1920s in this probing study of the artist and inspired portrait of the city.
$21.95

Henri Matisse 1869-1954, Master of Color

ART45
Volkmar Essers
Taschen
2000
96
382285977X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This slim book features 300 color reproductions of Matisse's work along with brief accompanying text.
$9.99

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

The Historic Restaurants of Paris, A Gourmet's Guide

FRN345
Ellen Williams
Little Bookroom
2001
224
1892145030
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to eating where the Lost Generation, the post-Impressionists and de Gaulle ate.
$18.95

An Hour from Paris

FRN398
Annabel Simms
Trafalgar Square
2008
239
1873429495
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this idiosyncratic, personal guide, Simms describes chateaux, abbeys, villages and other attractions, all within striking distance of the city, including not just the chateaux of Chantilly and Maurice Ravel's house in Montfort-l'Amaury, but also and the river-ports of Conflans-Ste Honorine and St Mammes, and the delightfully provincial Luzarches.
$23.95

I'll Always Have Paris, A Memoir

FRN188
Art Buchwald
Ballantine Books
1997
236
0449912337
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A young columnist for the international edition of the "New York Herald Tribune," Art Buchwald traveled to Paris in the late 1940s and stayed in Europe for the next 15 years. This is his often humorous memoir of that time.
$19.00

Impressionism

FRN310
Belinda Thomson
Thames & Hudson
2000
272
0500203350
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A readable account of the French Impressionist movement and its most notable artists, illustrated with color reproductions. This book's thoughtful analyses of individual works are illuminated by solid historical and cultural background.
$21.95

Insight Guide Paris

FRN751
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
352
1780052421
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsomely illustrated introduction to Paris, this guidebook features essays on history, culture and economy, as well as practical information for the traveler. With 15 helpful maps and numerous color photographs.
$20.99

John Singer Sargent

ART64
Elaine ( Kilmurray (Editor), Richard Ormand
Princeton University Press
1998
285
069100434X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A catalogue to the traveling exhibition created by art historian Elaine Kilmurray and Sargent's grand-nephew Richard Ormand, this volume includes three essays on Sargent's life and work. With 171 color images and 84 in black and white.
$94.00

John Singer Sargent

ART65
Carter Ratcliff
Abbeville Publishing Group
2001
256
0789207486
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With 338 illustrations, 110 in full color.
$75.00

John Singer Sargent, The Sensualist

ART63
Trevor Fairbrother
Yale University Press
2000
228
0300087446
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An original examination of Sargent by the curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum. Fairbrother examines the sensual quality of Sargent's work and the techniques he used to create it. An album of Sargent's male figure studies are published here together in color for the first time.
$45.00

The Judgment of Paris, The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism

FRN575
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2006
464
0802715168
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
King's lovingly researched and lucid cultural history of French art and society in the 1860s places the Impressionists at the center of a revolution in philosophy and taste.
$20.00

Just Enough Liebling, Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer

NYC146
A.J. Liebling, David Remnick (Editor)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
560
0865477272
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A rewarding taste of Liebling's wide-ranging essays for the New Yorker, published in celebration of the centennial of his birth.
$21.00

Le Divorce

FRN56
Diane Johnson
Plume
1998
309
0452277337
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully written novel doubles as a study of French and American convention.
$15.00

For Kids

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

This is Paris

FRN466
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310635
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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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

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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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

The Family Under the Bridge

FRN313
Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1989
123
0064402509
PAPER
Literature
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Medal winning book for children ages 9-12 is a charming, wonderfully human story recounting the Parisian adventures of the hobo Armand and the three homeless children who make him shed his grumpy ways.
$5.99

Vero and Philippe

FRN323
Caroline Hatton, Preston McDaniels (Illustrator)
Perseus
2001
120
081262940X
HARD COVER
Literature
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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

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
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Literature
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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

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

FRN731
Brian Selznick
Scholastic Inc.
2007
544
0439813786
HARD COVER
Literature
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FAMILY
An intricate mystery told as a graphic novel for middle schoolers, Brain Selznick's captivating tale of an orphan boy on the streets of Paris in the 1930s seems a brilliant choice for Martin Scorsese's first 3-D venture, a family film starring Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie opens November 23.
$24.99

The Red Balloon

FRN326
Albert LaMorisse
1976
44
0385142978
PAPER
Literature
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FAMILY
The boy and the balloon traipse through Paris, until finally the balloon takes flight high, high above the rooftops. This abiding children's classic consists of still images (taken from the "Red Balloon" movie, shot in Paris) and no text.
$12.95

Worth Looking For

An Illustrated History of the First World War

WAR16
John Keegan
Alfred Knopf
2001
448
037541259X
HARD COVER
History
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An illustrated edition of Keegan's outstanding history of the Great War
$50.00

The French

FRN31
Theodore Zeldin
Gardners Books
1996
592
1568361572
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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A stimulating and very entertaining social history in the guise of a "how-to" book. Zeldin considers, for example, such imponderables as when to laugh at a joke, how to be friends with a peasant and how to eat properly.
$24.95