Emma in Paris

By Claire Frossard; Claire Frossard (Created by); Christophe Urbain (Photographer)
(Enchanted Lion Books, Hardcover, 9781592701391, 44pp.)

Publication Date: December 2013

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Emma, the New York sparrow whom we first met in the acclaimed "Emma's Journey," returns in this delightfully playful story of acrobatics and friendship, which also affords a beautiful and unusual visit to the wonderful city of Paris.

Following "Emma's Journey," which took Emma from her home in Central Park through Manhattan and then across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris, "Emma in Paris" tells the story of Emma's first months in the City of Light, where she meets her cousin Amelie, joins with her in her circus act, and is befriended by a gentle cat named Edouard. Brave, curious, and determined, Emma is a wonderful heroine with whom to travel into the wide boulevards and secret corners of one of the world's great cities.

Born in Versailles, France, Claire Frossard left for Alsace in 1997 to pursue her studies at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Since then, she has worked in a small studio as an illustrator, creating children's books and drawings for the press. In 1998 she made her first trip to New York to visit her uncle Etienne, who is a photographer by profession. As so many before her, Claire fell in love with New York. Over the next ten years, she dreamed of returning. Then, early in 2009, she finally arrived back in New York, with the sparse beginnings of "Emma's Journey" in her suitcase and the address of Enchanted Lion Books in her pocket.

Christophe Urbain is a photographer based in Strasbourg, France. This is his first book for children. Though he greatly enjoyed photographing all of the images for "Emma in Paris," he particularly loved capturing the lesser known sights, such as the wonderful metro station that you will see in these pages.

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