Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN: 9781474986489 Category:

The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre

Clare Povey

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN: 9781474986489 Category:
Paperback / Softback




The open door felt like an invitation, or a trap. Bastien wasn’t sure which, but with no other choice, he stepped inside…and hoped he’d make it out again alive.

Bastien Bonlivre is a boy with a big imagination, determined to finish the story his parents started, left to him in a red notebook.

On the other side of Paris, bestselling author Olivier Odieux is struggling to complete his latest novel. Along with his villainous brothers, he is masterminding his greatest plot yet…one that will spread fear throughout the city and beyond.

What connects these two stories is a dangerous secret, a hidden mystery and an unexpected race across Paris for the truth. Can Bastien and his friends Alice, Theo and Sami be brave enough to stop Olivier stealing the ending they deserve?

A classic adventure story about friendship, hope, bravery and the power of imagination.

Publisher Review

A charming and bookish tale of friendship, villainy and the power of stories * Thomas Taylor, author of Malamander * A really fun read with plenty of Parisian mystery and shades of Lemon Snicket in its dastardly villainy. * Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart * An absolutely delightful French mystery with plenty of tension and suspense alongside wonderful friendships. * L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency * A delightful literary mystery with a dastardly villain to boot! Perfect for fans of Peter Bunzl and Katherine Rundell. * Christopher Edge, author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright * I loved's as wise as it is funny, packed with intrepid children, fearsome villains - and best of all - set above and below one of my favourite cities: Paris! * Judith Eagle, author of The Secret Starling *

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