The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Publisher: Tundra Books
Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are "just the right size - fitting into a single, magical day." She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favorite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing: Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdela, Earring, Grigorovitch, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Cothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles. With the aid of her favorite tea party tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour and her charges fly over her village, having many little adventures along the way. Join Miss Petitfour and her equally eccentric felines on five magical outings -- a search for marmalade, to a spring jumble sale, on a quest for "birthday cheddar", the retrieval of a lost rare stamp and as they compete in the village's annual Festooning Festival. A whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrates language, storytelling and small pleasures, especially the edible kind!

PRAISE FOR

PRAISE FOR Fugitive Pieces:
"Extraordinarily magical." - The New York Times
"Searing the mind with stunning images while seducing with radiant prose, this brilliant first novel is a story of damaged lives and the indestructibility of the human spirit. It speaks about loss, about the urgency, pain and ultimate healing power of memory, and about the redemptive power of love." -Publishers Weekly
"...this is a stunning first novel that attests to the strength of the human spirit." - School Library Journal
"Anne Michaels, in one sudden stunning gift to literature, has made her memorable mark." - Ottawa Citizen

PRAISE FOR The Winter Vault:
"Profound loss, desolation and rebuilding are the literal and metaphoric themes of Michaels's exquisite second novel." - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"Michaels' skill is showcased in every well-chosen word of this luminous novel." - Booklist