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Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Enchantee

Gita Trelease

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781509895977

Love. Magic. Revolution. A compellingly beautiful tale of magic, intrigue and deception, set against the backdrop of eighteenth-century Paris on the cusp of revolution, perfect for fans of Les Miserables

5 stars out of 5
Emily Bearn
14 Mar 2019

"t is a triumph of high jinx over history, which should keep young readers enthralled to the meticulously plotted end"

...Trelease is a supremely confident writer who gives even the most outlandish fantasy the ring of truth. History lessons are swiftly dispensed (“Everyone’s struggling these days… We’re not the only ones. Apart from the nobles, all the people of France are hungry”); but every gilded carriage and lead sky is recorded with cinematic precision.

This book may be a far cry from Les Misérables, but it is a triumph of high jinx over history, which should keep young readers enthralled to the meticulously plotted end. 

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