Paris: Hachette & Cie, no date but probably soon after 1919; grey boards with white and black illustrations of children from Alsace (not coloured) and on the back a little flower pot "Alsace" with a French Flag, single sided full page illustrations; 8.25x10.25"; np. French language softcover. medium.
To the question of what she loved, the little Alsacienne Kaethel responded "J'aime la France." When the frightening Herr Schlag threatened to throw an inkwell at Kaethel, she became ill and remained mute. This brief story follows events and emotions in the little town of Thann (a real town) from the last days of the German occupation to just after 1919. Unabashedly pro French but very touching. Full page pictures of children, the girls in traditional bonnets and the boys in little suits.
CONDITION: Fair because spine is split over half way (we have made a thin transparent cover for the book to support the spine); otherwise, aside from some corner wear, the boards are very clean, the toned pages very clean and unwrinkled. Item #22204