La Petite Josette en Provence a Children’s Book
Published in September 2018, La Petite Josette en Provence is a beautifully illustrated children’s book based in Provence. The book is the result of a mother-daughter collaboration that took 3 and ½ years to complete. This children’s story is written primarily in English, but with plenty of French phrases sprinkled throughout the text, to encourage young (and not so young) language learners.
The main character in the story is Josette, a young girl who is affectionately called “La Petite” by her family. This charming tale is one of the family’s visit to see the perched village of Les Baux de Provence. Join Josette and her big sister Anne-Laure’s as they discover in the remains of the Château des Baux and imagine what it would have been like to live in a hilltop castle. Follow their footsteps as they explore the marvellous cobbled streets of Les Baux. Detailed, original illustrations by Martinique Louise Fisher complement the bilingual text.
A Creative Team
Ashley Davidson-Fisher wrote the copy for La Petite Josette en Provence, and her daughter Martinique created the images. Once you see the level of detail in the illustrations, it is clear why the project took a long time to complete. Davidson-Fisher who lives and works in Provence confirmed that she and her daughter finished the entire project long-distance. Martinique is a teacher and professional illustrator based in California.
Although this is the first book published by this mother-daughter team, one could imagine that there is plenty of material for more publications in the future. Originally from California, Ashley Davidson-Fisher and her husband Michael moved to Provence in 2003 with their four (4) children. The family explored the region on weekends and during school breaks. They may have even visited Les Baux like La Petite and her family did in the story.
Here, is an adorable trailer for the book.
La Petite Josette en Provence is available in both hardcover and softcover on Amazon.