Finished: Sept. 27, 2007
Reason for Reading: I've been reading so many good reviews of this that I just had to read it myself
First Published: 2007
Genre: children fiction, historical
The story I am about to share with you takes place in 1931, under the roofs of Paris.
Comments: This is a wonderful book! It is a beautiful, captivating story. I hadn't realized beforehand that it was about a real person involved with the first movies ever made. The time period and the movie history was fascinating, the characters sweet and the story was fast paced. The book itself is also an invention of a new way of reading. Illustrations propel the story along and are used in such a unique way to show the action. Near the end of the book there is a chase scene which is told completely through pages of illustration and it is a brilliantly intense part of the story. I hope others will take the cue from the book and would really like to see more books told in this fascinating new format.