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Provence Books for Kids Where Magic Starts in France

Provence Reads for Children

The pages of these books are geared towards sparking your imagination and desire to travel to Provence. Whether you are a kid the authors have crafted stories with enough interest for adult readers too.

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Coco Blignaut 

Although her childhood home was South Africa and she now lives in the hills of Los Angeles, it is Provence that stole Coco Blignaut’s heart long ago. She still has memories of lavender fields, sunflowers turned to the sky, cobblestones village streets and her tired feet from a backpacking trip in southern France. Blignaut’s second children’s book “Puss in Boots in Provence” is filled with beautiful images, collages of landscapes and people’s faces. Loosely based on the original “Puss in Boots” the main character in her version is a young woman named Victoire. Read more background on this story – her love letter to Provence here.


Ashley Davidson-Fisher & Martinique Louise Fisher

La Petite Josette en Provence” was published in September 2018, after a lengthy international collaboration project. The author Ashely Davidson-Fisher wrote the bilingual text and her daughter who is based in California created the images. This is the first publication by this team. 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.


Tracy Rawles

The weather and pace of life in the South of France convinced Tracy Rawles and her husband to relocate from the United Kingdom in 2012. Enchanted by her surroundings, Rawles wrote her first book “Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers.” The story of a cigale named Charlie and Sevi an adventure-seeking girl who is spending the holidays in Provence with her family. This book is suitable for children 8-years and older.

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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).

2 Comments

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    September 1, 2018 at 10:47 am — Reply

    I’ll also recommend La Petite Josette En Provence, a delightful children’s book that just came out today. It’s an illustrated book that follows the adventures of Josette and her family as they visit Les Baux-de-Provence and has a bit of French sprinkled through it for fun (don’t worry, it’s translated!)

    • CKAdmin
      September 2, 2018 at 1:19 am — Reply

      Hi Keith “La Petite Josette en Provence” sounds delightful, and the mother-daughter collaberation for text and images appeals to more than just child readers. Have you read the book?

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