Madame Martine

Madame Martine lives in Paris and follows the same routine every day. She takes for granted the beautiful things that exist all around her. She refuses to go to the Eiffel Tower because it’s “just for tourists.” One day Madame Martine finds a stray dog and decides to take him home. When she tries keeping her dog on the same schedule, he breaks free, leading Madame Martine on a wild chase up the Eiffel Tower! Upon reaching the top, she discovers how much beauty she has been missing all these years. From then on, the two friends try something different every week.

  • 32 Pages
  • 9" x 9"
  • 9780807549056
  • September 2014

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  • May 2015

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  • Brannen’s simple but endearing tale is a delight.

    - Library Media Connection

  • Sweet-natured story about the joys to be found in trying something new

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Brannen’s precise, sensitive line drawings, warmed with watercolor washes in gentle tones, illustrate the story beautifully‚ĶThe straightforward text reads aloud well, while the artwork defines the characters and settings in a memorable way.

    - Booklist

  • The exquisitely rendered watercolor illustrations are full of charm and expression, becoming more colorful and saturated as Martine’s heart gets fuller. Enchanting.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Brannen’s plump-figured watercolors are also appealing.

    - School Library Journal

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2014 New England Book Festival: Children's Books

    Common Core

    RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,7,10 RF.2.3,3f,4,4a,4c SL.2.1,1a,1b,2,4,6 L.2.2,2a,3,4,4a,5,5a,6


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
    • ATOS Level: 3