The Sisters Saint-Claire

Author Carlie Gibson

Illustrator Tamsin Ainslie

Publisher Allen & Unwin

Genre Children's picture book

A delightful, full-colour hardback, illustrated throughout with some of the most charming mice you could meet.

‘This is the tale of the sisters Saint-Claire,

Who lived with their parents Odette and Pierre.

Harriet, Violet, Beatrice, Minette,

And little Cecile, we must not forget!’

 Young readers can take a delicious trip to a French country market with little Cecile Saint-Claire, a mouse who adores baking. Told in a classic rhyming style, we read about the five fashionable mice sisters, salivate over Cecile’s plump gourmet pies, and remember that greatness can come in any size. Beautifully illustrated throughout.

The marketplace in the sisters' town.

The marketplace in the sisters’ town.

Carlie Gibson is a mum to three young children and the eldest of five girls.The Sisters Saint-Claire is inspired by her experience of family and country living. She is a former media adviser and journalist living in Canberra.

Tamsin Ainslie was born and educated in the UK and lives in Murwillumbah with her daughters Olympia and Matilda. Tamsin started drawing at an early age, making books and keeping illustrated journals. She works from her home-based studio spending most of her time illustrating children’s books, designing book covers, drawing, painting and printmaking.


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