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La Petite Josette en Provence a Children’s Book

Josette’s Provence

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.

La Petite Josette en Provence by Ashley Davidson- Fisher

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.

Martinique La Petite Josette en Provence

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.

Ashley La Petite Josette en Provence

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.

Le Petite Josette en Provence (website).

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).


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    September 18, 2018 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Thank you so much for this beautiful review, Carolyne! I appreciate it very much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book and loved the illustrations. It’s quite possible that another book will be something to look forward to in the future. There are definitely many, many beautiful places in Provence for La Petite and her family to explore :) Thank you again!

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      September 19, 2018 at 9:10 am — Reply

      Hi Ashley: Thanks for the opportunity to review this delightful book.

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    September 19, 2018 at 9:20 am — Reply

    A delightful book for young readers!

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