"Still, the story makes a good vehicle for Curlee's fine illustration debut; his clean, luminous art, elegantly framed in black rule, is handsomely designed and nicely embellished with period detail. (Picture book. 5-10)"
``More than a hundred years ago...Prussian troops marched into France,'' begins this tale of a unique rescue mission: the Prussian siege of Paris trapped French leaders, and someone needed to escape to the countryside and raise an army.
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