Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, yet no one knows the love story that led to its construction. Author Alice Brière-Haquet and illustrator Csil have pooled their creative talents to tell this touching story about overcoming hardship with clever invention fueled by love.
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award for Madame Eiffel
Madame Eiffel has been named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book for 2015. We are thrilled that this Little Gestalten release was one of only ten winners chosen from among thousands of entries to receive this prestigious honor. The New York Times Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges every year since 1952 to make its selections. This annual award is based purely on artistic merit and is the only one of its kind.
The judges on Madame Eiffel: “(An) imaginative telling of the story behind the Eiffel Tower…romantic and utterly charming.”