In this magnificent book by Clare Povey, the main character, Bastien Bonlivre, gets taken to an orphanage. In this orphanage, the owner, Monsieur Xavier, is not very nice and horrible to the children.
Bastien’s parents died and they left behind a notebook which was told to have something hidden inside it as they were very famous book writers.
I loved this book as it’s based in France and I love reading stories about different places. There are even a few French words in it too!Aysha (11)
Over the next few days in the awful orphanage bastien meets another boy, Theo, who is a very cunning engineer who can build almost anything out of scrap. As the months go by, Theo and Bastien decide to escape briefly to see France in all its pride and glory.
Suddenly back at the orphanage the notebook gets stolen, can Bastien get is back before it’s too late?
I loved this book as its based in France and I love reading stories about different places. There are eve a few French words in it too!
This book will be right up your alley if you like stories, as Bastien reads a lot of stories to the orphanage boys: mysteries, crime and Paris.