(Oh, boy!) Book not yet available in English
The Morlevents are two gifted children and an adorable little girl and their older half-siblings, an ophthalmologist who works in an upmarket neighbourhood in Paris, and a gay young man who is loving but somewhat clueless. When the three younger siblings are orphaned, the older two fight over who should take them in. [Published in La Revue des livres pour enfants, Best books of 2000]
An extravagant gaggle of characters, both by nature and by the extreme situations they find themselves in. The more you read, the more you are torn between laughter and tears and the more human the heroes become. A great book. [Published in La Revue des livres pour enfants. Best books of 2000]. The novel has become a modern children’s classic and has been adapted for television and the stage.
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