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Paris Up, Up and Away

Hélène Druvert

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A poetic tribute to the City of Light, full of intricate lasercuts and a charming story for children aged 4+

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The Eiffel Tower is bored today
Wouldn’t it be nice to fly away?
Paris is full of things to do –
The Tower would like to see them too.
The Tower takes off for the day
To watch the city work and play...

The Eiffel Tower is bored ... so it decides to cut loose and fly over Paris! Sailing through the night air, it glides over the Seine; a short hop away, it’s Opera. It weaves through the crowd and department stores, falls asleep in the sun, and wakes up to the jangling bells of Notre Dame.

This beautifully crafted book, full of meticulous lasercuts, is a wonderfully imaginative introduction to Paris for young children.

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'Superb, both technically and aesthetically'
Financial Times (Books of the Year)

'A must read'

'A magically immersive read'
Little London

'Enchanting … Druvert uses intricate laser-cut silhouettes to superb effect'
Financial Times

'A beautiful and captivating book for children aged four and up, the rhyming story sees the Eiffel Tower take a voyage around the City of Light, visiting fellow landmarks en route – and it’s all illustrated in amazing laser-cut pop-up designs'
Absolutely West London

'From the leaves caressed by the breeze to the merry-go round horses and the theater masks laughing on the cupolas of the Opéra Garnier, this is a work of art for the youngat heart'
Air France

'It is perfect to practice reading on, with a poetic text and enough illustrations to help out if there is any insecurity about a word'
Babyccino Kids

'Druvert uses lasercut techniques to create wonderful Parisian tableaux which are brimful of intricate details. The limited palette of black, white and blue/grey heightens the ornate papercuts and the result is quite striking'
Library Mice

'Laser-cut pages add interesting detail to beautiful illustrations'
On Printed Paper

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 28.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 36 pp

Publication date: 5 October 2015

ISBN: 9780500650592

About the Author

Hélène Druvert is an illustrator, paper and textile designer. She is the author of Paris Up, Up and Away, Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away, New York Melody, and, with her father, Jean-Claude, Anatomy and Ocean, all published by Thames & Hudson.