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Isabelle and her husband Jean-Pierre work for a bad tempered antiques shop owner. They dream of opening their own restaurant and not having to work for their grumpy boss any more. One day they are left in charge of the antiques shop and they discover that their boss has a secret. A BIG secret....

Title : The Mystery at Number Seven, Rue Petite
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ISBN : 9780394836645
Format Type : Unknown Binding
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Mystery at Number Seven, Rue Petite Reviews

  • george
    2019-04-20 19:00

    When I pulled this out of the box, a big grin covered my face as I remembered loving this book as a child. It was just as cute today. A happy couple is employed by a grumpy antiques shop owner at Number Seven, Ruse Petite. He is a fabulous cook, she an excellent cleaner. The couple dream of opening their own restaurant, but for now have to put up with their angry employer. But when she accidentally uncovers the boss' secret, everything is turned upside down.

  • Meredith
    2019-03-30 20:02

    I can't get over how hilarious the biking pictures in this book are. Seriously, check it out. Another book I'm sure I would have liked as a kid. And since I can't find it here, I'll also mention the other book about Rue Petite, The Chicken Scandal. I actually liked this one more, although I was slightly disturbed by the fate of the chickens.

  • Alice
    2019-03-27 19:08

    A classic from my childhood! My parents had a copy but I couldn't find it so I had to resort to paying $5 for it on Thriftbooks! I also can't find the follow up Chicken Scandal and Number Seven Rue Petite so I had to Hit Amazon to get a copy! Growing up this was my exposure to French! I am certain my mom even read the names correctly, and the Bonjours and Monsieur were authentic! A fun story from my childhood and it fulfills my 2016 reading challenge of "Read a book you loved as a child"

  • Sophie Brookover
    2019-03-24 12:16

    The first of two picture books about Chef Jean-Pierre & his very capable wife, Isabelle, who long to open a bistro in Paris. This book is about how they attain their goal and the sequel, The Chicken Scandal at Number Seven, Rue Petite, is about how they face adversity after opening their doors. It's a really charming picture book mystery and is one my mom read aloud to me often. I love the pen-and-watercolor illustrations and was thrilled to find a used copy on Amazon this year.

  • Lynn
    2019-04-08 15:13

    I loved this! Delightful and I know I would have loved this as a kid. Tracked it down after reading Sophie Brookover's nostalgic post and I'm so glad I found it. Sadly the second one isn't in our consortium so I'm going to start hunting a used copy.

  • Maureen Lubitz
    2019-04-19 14:22

    Originally posted on You Have Your Hands FullThe Mystery at Number Seven, Rue Petite was written by Ellen Shire, and it was originally published in 1978. This is the story of Isabelle and Jean-Pierre, a husband and wife who work for the grumpy Monsieur Pompeux. Isabelle is a very good housekeeper and Jean-Pierre is a talented book, but M. Pompeux always finds something to complain about. They dream about opening up their own restaurant, but it doesn’t seem like their dreams will ever come true. What will happen when M. Pompeux leaves Jean-Pierre and Isabelle in charge of his antique store?The illustrations are one of the most memorable things about this book. I remember reading this book as a child, and I probably couldn’t have told you about the plot, but I could have told you about the illustrations. The colors used are a little more subdued than many of the books published nowadays, and there’s something charming about their realistic style. Our favorite picture would have to be the one of Jean-Pierre in his kitchen. He’s working on a large salad, and there’s a delicious-looking soufflé in the oven. This is a children’s book that doesn’t have any children or animals in it, which makes it rather unique. Children are naturally drawn to other children, and anthropomorphic animals are often used as a substitute for human adults. Adults going about their business is not necessarily going to be interesting; I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but things do get interesting at the antique store after M. Pompeux leaves!I would recommend The Mystery at Number Seven Rue Petite. This book has been out of print for years, but used copies are readily available on Amazon. I wasn’t sure if my girls would like it, but they listened intently. They asked questions, and they were surprised by what happened. This is a cute story, and I love being able to share these childhood favorites with my daughters.

  • Kate
    2019-03-24 14:03

    My grand father and I use to play Jean-Pierre and Isabella based on the characters of this book. It will always be a childhood favorite.