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Captain Rosalie

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Captain Rosalie by Timothee de Fombelle
Jun 11, 2019 | 64 Pages
  • Hardcover $15.99

    Jun 11, 2019 | 64 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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The bright red hair of Rosalie and her mother seems to glow in the gray, wintry light of Arsenault’s village scenes, likewise offering hints of life and warmth even in the face of terrible loss…A spare tale likely to engender deep, complex responses.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This eloquent, heart-wrenching story, of a little girl whose father is away fighting at the front in The Great War, comes from French playwright Timothée de Fombelle, author of acclaimed "Toby Alone" and its sequel and other novels for children.
—Buffalo News

De Fombelle quietly but movingly evokes the complicated emotions of both Rosalie, who’s proud of and scared for her father, and her mother, who’s struggling to keep it together…Arsenault’s soft, shadowy illustrations, both spot and full-bleed pages, cultivate a rich sense of place and contribute to the thoughtful emotional tenor of this WWI story.

Captain Rosalie is an extraordinary story that deftly yet deeply conveys the tumultuous emotions of a child, family, community, loss, and the glimmer of hope for tomorrow.
—Reading Eagle (from Kendal A. Rautzhan’s "Books to Borrow…Books to Buy")

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