Written by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Francois Place
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This is a gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. This book is beautifully illustrated inside and out by one of France's finest illustrators.
Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpurgo
When Yannick learns that he is to stay with his Aunt Mathilde in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. If the paintings of his mother's beloved Cezanne are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young boy: roaming the gentle hills and rolling valleys of Aix-en-Provence; daydreaming about his beautiful cousin Amandine; helping in his aunt and uncle's bustling village inn; and, feeling that he has come to the most wonderful place in the world. Then the idyll is spoilt when an important local comes for dinner and Yannick accidentally destroys a precious drawing the man leaves behind. Yannick is devastated by what he has done, and resolves to put things right. But in so doing he makes a surprising discovery...
From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller. The Guardian
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