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frontDianne Sibéal Donahoe’s inspired story about the Valentine children is a true treasure. Set long ago and far away in France, she shares the adventures of the children and their animal companions during their summer vacation of 1938, just before the start of World War II.

Dianne weaves a tapestry of history and culture into the tale so scene by scene the treasure grows. Set outside the true and real hewn-stone city of Carcassonne, readers will relish in the rich imagery of memorable illustrations by award winning artist Alice Ratterree which bring the Valentine children’s adventures to life.