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Children’s Story Time: Lesley M.M. Blume’s Alice Atherton’s Grand Tour

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


From the author of the much-loved novel Cornelia & the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters comes Alice Atherton’s Grand Tour, a heartwarming story of a young girl sent to live with the extraordinary Murphy family in southern France as she comes to terms with her mother’s death.

Ten-year-old Alice Atherton is sent by her father to spend the summer with his dear friends, the Murphys, who live with their three children and pet monkey in the French Riviera. There, Alice meets and learns from some of the most extraordinary luminaries of the time. She visits a junk yard where Pablo Picasso is looking for objects to make into art, performs a dance inspired by celestial bodies with the renowned Ballet Russes, and imagines magical adventures with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Alice Atherton’s Grand Tour is an uplifting story that will appeal to readers who love books by authors like Kate DiCamillo and Jeanne Birdsall. It is a perfect historical fiction classroom read full of unforgettable and quirky characters, many inspired by real-life luminaries. This moving and upbeat story of a girl’s summer will tug at your heart strings through the exploration of love, hope, and overcoming the loss of a loved one.


Lesley M. M. Blume is an award-winning journalist, historian, and bestselling author. She is the author of several critically acclaimed middle-grade novels, including Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters, Julia and the Art of Practical Travel, The Rising Star of Rusty Nail, and Tennyson, which the Chicago Tribune praised for its “brilliant, unusual writing.” Her adult books include Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World and Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises.

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