Claude & Camille, A Novel of Monet
You can practically smell the paint in Stephanie Cowell's lyrical novel -- peopled by not just Claude Monet and the love of his life, Camille, but also by his best friend Bazille, Renoir, Pissaro and Manet.
The Food of France
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).
The Secret Life of the Seine
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.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Normandy
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
France Adventure Map
One in the growing series of excellent maps, printed on water- and tear-resistant paper.
How Paris Became Paris, The Invention of the Modern City
A vibrant chronicle of how Parisian rulers transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Paris to the Moon
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
Charlotte in Paris
In this sequel to Charlotte in Giverny (Item FRN813), Charlotte's family moves to Paris, where our heroine becomes friends with Edouard Manet's niece.
In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art
Beginning with the teenaged Pablo Picasso’s arrival in Montmartre in 1900, this multi-faceted biography takes on the extraordinary men and women, including Henri Matisse and Gertrude Stein, who transformed the European art world.
Joan of Arc
In elegant, insightful prose, novelist Gordon meditates on the courageous and complex young girl and the iconic status she has acquired.
Joan of Arc
How did a simple, illiterate peasant girl rise to become a warrior and symbol for French national pride? In a well-researched and lovingly illustrated biography, Stanley explores the life of Joan of Arc for middle readers.
Jones captures the thrill of the modern in this sprightly tale of the tower, the 1889 World's Fair that inspired it -- and the cast of characters who gathered in Paris for the occasion, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the artists Gauguin, Van Gogh and Whistler.
Lonely Planet Not for Parents Paris
Jam-packed with photos, fun facts and goofy cartoons, this glossy guide is just the thing for eight-year-old travelers.
D-Day June 6, 1944
Ambrose's riveting popular account of the climactic battle of WWII.
Eyewitness Guide Family Paris
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, with dozens of excellent local maps and a kid friendly focus, including child-friendly sleeping and eating options and age range suitability. Intended for parents with kids ages four to twelve.
Built to Last
A compilation of MacAulay's books Castle, Cathedral and Mosque with updated research and new color drawings. MacAulay tells the fictional but accurate stories of how these structures were built, explaining their historical and cultural importance. Packed with wonderfully detailed illustrations, this book will appeal to all ages.
1066, The Year of the Conquest
A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England.
Paris in Mind
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.
The Family Under the Bridge
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.
A Traveller's History of France
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres
First published at the turn of the century, this classic work is a meditation on the medieval world as reflected through its most famous religious structures.
Culture Smart! France
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist
A colorful pocket-size reference to Monet's life, paintings and contemporaries, perfect for those visiting Giverny.