Madame Martine Breaks the Rules

Madame Martine’s friend Louis works at the Louvre Museum. When he suggests Madame Martine and her dog Max come visit him and see the works of art, Madame declines his invitation—she knows dogs are not allowed at the museum. But Max has a different plan! He sneaks into the Louvre and sends Madame and Louis on a chase around some of the world’s most beautiful works of art.

  • 9780807549100
  • September 2015

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  • As in Brannen’s first Martine and Max story, the beautiful watercolor illustrations starring the inimitable Max are expressive and carefully rendered.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • This charming picture book takes viewers inside the Louvre for glimpses of paintings, statues, and the people who come to see them. Both the simply told story and the nicely composed illustrations use details sparingly and effectively.

    - Booklist

  • Hazy backgrounds saturated in golds and blues highlight the warm glow within the museum’s walls and the cool outdoor air. Madame’s striking red coat accentuates her starring role throughout the museum grounds. Madame Martine’s latest offering provides a gentle glimpse into a magnificent cultural treasure.

    - School Library Journal

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Common Core

W.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,8 L.2.3,4,4a,4b,4e,5,5a,6 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 SL.2.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,6 RF.2.3,3c,3d,3f,4,4a,4c

Activities & Resources


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 3