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Feb 28, 2018 Meg Morden rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is another delightful story by Paul Berna with fun and atmospheric illustrations by Barry Wilkinson. The story centres on two brothers who have been given their "marching orders" by their grandfather to meet their parents in Paris on their own. The plan unravels when there is a train strike and then both their grandparents and parents change their plans and believe each is looking after the boys. They decide to take matters into their own hands and head out to get to the family holiday home ...more
I've had this probably for 20 years. It's a French children's adventure from 1958, and is inevitab;y a little dated in it's attitudes, and the relaxed reaction to children travelling alone everyone has would be unthinkable today. It's still enjoyable, but I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I had read it when I was 11.