The orange trees of Versailles
Trade paperback from the hardcover edition 
" The orange trees of Versailles " 
Random House Children's Books

" 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 XIV’s 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 France’s beloved monarchs - great 
harm. "

Annie Pietri added to this American version of her historical tale an 
intriguing note discussing the sociology and science of perfume.

A Yearling book

" The orange trees of Versailles "
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