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Madame Eiffel : The Love Story of the Eiffel Tower (Hardcover) (Alice Briere-haquet & Csil)
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Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower,yet no one knows the love storythat led to its construction. AuthorAlice Brière-Haquet and illustratorCsil have pooled their creativetalents to tell this touching storyabout overcoming hardship withclever invention fueled by love.Mr. and Mrs. Eiffel are a happycouple enjoying living in the mostromantic city in the world, Paris.Until one day, Mrs. Eiffel beginsto feel desperately unwell. Theexperts are unanimous: the onlything that can save her is fresh air.Her husband, a bright engineer,decides he will take matters intohis own hands and build a towerthat will reach the clouds in anattempt to restore her health.Csil's poetically minimal illustrationsin black, white, and pinkare incredibly evocative, andAlice Brière-Haquet's words are adelight to read aloud.