Pansy is an irresistibly adorable poodle, adopted from a Los Angeles animal shelter by an equally adorable little girl named Avery who lives at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. In Pansy in Paris, Pansy and Avery are on a new adventure. They travel to Paris to solve a mystery: who is stealing paintings from the museum? With only one clue and their curiosity, they follow the trail, foil the thieves, and recover the missing artwork. Pansy and Avery learn about the joy of travel, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the special pleasure of teamwork.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, her husband, and Pansy, live in Vero Beach Florida.
Further information about the author is available at: www.cynthiabardes.com
Pansy in Paris: A Mystery at the Museum by Cynthia Bardes, illustrated by Virginia Best. Octobre Press, Distributed by National Book Network. Hardcover. 32 pages. $18.95, April 2014. Juvenile Fiction. Age Range: 4-8 years.
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Readers' Reviews of Pansy at the Palace:
This is a wonderful book in so many ways. Pansy at the Palace will appeal to a wide age range, from non-readers to early school age. The pages are thick, sturdy tear-resistant pages which are perfect for younger children, and the story is intricate enough to interest early school aged children. My two-year old granddaughter loved it. I appreciated that the story was about shelter pets and the adoption of Pansy.
The pen & ink and watercolor illustrations by Kim Weissenborn are outstanding. This is a large hard cover book at about 12 ¼" long and 9 ¼" wide. The detailed illustrations fill the page beautifully and the colors are bright and appealing.
I highly recommend this book and I think it would make a perfect gift book.
Pansy at The Palace is a definite keeper that your child will want to read again and again. The illustrations make the simple story come to life, and the four-year-old I read this book to thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the faces and remarking on the action on the pages. This book is designed to be a family heirloom, passed from one child to another in your family. The quality of this volume has to be seen to be appreciated! I only hope that Pansy at the Palace will be the first in a series of books about Avery and Pansy -- along with the rich cast of characters we see. The possibilities could be endless!