Madame Martine | Little Lit Book Series

@littlelitbookseries is all about landmarks this month, and @live_read_write is sharing a story about Paris’ most famous landmark.

I'd be remiss not to feature "La Tour" as part of this month's #littlelitbookseries theme of landmarks. (French teacher here 🙋🏼) And, what better day than 14 juillet, Bastille Day, to share a book with the Eiffel Tower.

MADAME MARTINE is a delightfully sweet story about a Parisian woman set in her ways and routine. One rainy Saturday -- the day set for feeding the birds -- a dog, whom she names Max, comes into her life and shakes things up a bit. He leads her on an adventure up the famous landmark and from then on, Saturday is never the same as Madame Martine learns to embrace change. Sarah S. Brannen's dreamlike watercolors whisk the reader straight to the streets of the City of Lights and to just about every angle of the Eiffel Tower, at night and during the day. You see the Tower from a distance and up close and personal through a climb and elevator ride to the top to witness an oh là là view of Paris.

MADAME MARTINE was written and illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen and published by Albert Whitman.