Captain Rosalie

Five-year-old Rosalie lives with her mother in a French village during World War I.  Her father is away at the front.  She keeps a secret notebook and is on a mission. She is Captain Rosalie, spying on the enemy.  Her mother reads aloud Father’s letters and they all look forward to the war’s end and Father’s return home.  One day, a letter arrives that Rosalie’s mother does not read.  Watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations in muted grays with soft spots of orange, pink, and blue contribute to this quiet, emotional story of hope and courage. mjw
Title: Captain Rosalie
Author: Timothee De Fombelle
: Isabelle Arsenault
: Candlewick Press
: 2019
Original Language
: French
: Sam Gordon
Original Publisher
: Walker Books Ltd.
Original Copyright
: 2014
: 978-1-5362-0520-6
Hardcover pages
: 64 
Age range
: 8-12
: Historical Fiction, Novella
Book setting
: France
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: Paris, France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Quebec
: Fathers and daughters, Letters, Loss, Military fiction, Reading, School issues, World War I

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