Little Bo in France

Little Bo in France

by Julie Andrews Edwards, Henry Cole
     
 

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Little Bo and her dear master, Billy, embark on a thrilling journey as they travel from England to the south of France in search of work and adventure. Little do they know what lies in store for them! Sparkling with warmth, adventure, and the romantic charm of France, this new story from beloved children's author Julie Andrews Edwards, enchantingly illustrated by… See more details below

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Little Bo and her dear master, Billy, embark on a thrilling journey as they travel from England to the south of France in search of work and adventure. Little do they know what lies in store for them! Sparkling with warmth, adventure, and the romantic charm of France, this new story from beloved children's author Julie Andrews Edwards, enchantingly illustrated by artist Henry Cole, is sure to bring Little Bo and her triusted friend, Billy, even closer to the heart of every reader.

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Publishers Weekly
In the sequel to Little Bo, the feline heroine and her sailor friend Billy Bates hitchhike to Paris in Little Bo in France: The Further Adventures of Bonnie Boadicea by Julie Andrews Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole. The illustrated tour includes the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre before the pair boards a barge bound for the South of France. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
If kids liked the first book, Little Bo, then they may enjoy the continuing adventures of Billy and his little cat. They set off for France where Billy hopes to find another job on a boat�he is a seafaring lad. Along the way they have a series of real adventures and readers get to experience a tour of France. The pictures show it more clearly than the text ever could, and readers must be willing to accept that the cats and other animals in this book carry on conversations just as their human counterparts do. Soon Billy is down to his last bit of cash and still no job in sight. He decides to splurge on a meal in a restaurant and sees a very well off couple dining there. He and Bo manage to rescue the man's wife from a potential kidnapping and of course, the man is fabulously wealthy and the owner of a beautiful yacht where Billy is offered a job as first mate. Love interests abound not only for our cute little kitten Bo, but also Billy appears to be smitten by the maid who works for the very rich yacht owners. There are plenty of subplots and characters, harrowing escapes, and the book reads more like a movie script that is all set up for yet another sequel. Cole's artwork is a delight; if you cannot get to France yourself, at least enjoy looking at some of these pictures of world famous parts of Paris and the French country and seaside by Henry Cole, but even his efforts can't raise this story much above sea level. 2002, Hyperion,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This sequel to Little Bo (Hyperion, 1999) follows the feline and a seaman, Billy, as they traverse France in search of work. They have varied adventures in Paris, travel down the Seine on a barge, encounter a mistral, and end up in Cannes for a presumably happily ever after ending. The simple text in this chapter book is peppered with French words and reads like a travelogue. Cole's oil-on-paper illustrations support the action of the story and admirably capture the ambience of France. A supplemental purchase.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA

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ISBN-13:
9780786825400
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
117
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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