" The author's concluding note on the importance of perfumes among the
elite is, perhaps, as fascinating as Pietri's fictional tale "
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
" Readers wil soon find tehemselves caught up in the excitement as
humble Marion appliesboth her talents and smarts to avert disaster "
La traduction est signée : Catherine Temerson.
" About this book :
When Marion Dutilleul enters the service of the Marquise de Montespan,
she never imagines that her ability to recognize scents and to blend them
into perfumes will win her the favor of Louis XIVs mistress. But the
marquise quickly has the young girl creating new perfumes for her. Eager
to please and hopeful that her olfactory gifts will win her recognition,
Marion concocts memorable fragrances. Then, to her horror, credit is
bestowed on someone else. Marion feels betrayed.Now Marion opens her
eyes and ears (in addition to her nose!) and realizes that beneath the
splendor of palace life is a place teeming with deceit. To survive, she
must use her keen sense of smell not to create perfumes, but to thwart
those who would do her - and one of Frances beloved monarchs - great
Annie Pietri added to this American version of her historical tale an
intriguing note discussing the sociology and science of perfume.
A Yearling book
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