Sugared Pretzels: My holidays with Marie

A holiday adventure story about first love

It’s day one of the holiday in France—the first day at the beach. When ten-year-old Max sets eyes on Marie, a French girl his own age, it’s like he’s been struck by lightning. From that point on, she’s all he can think about, from her dark hair with that super-cute barrette all the way down to her tanned toes—and those delicious sugared pretzels she sells from her hawker’s tray on the beach. She’s selling them to raise money to buy an old sick neighbour’s horse. The animal will be sold to the highest bidder if she doesn’t buy it first. For Max it’s a no-brainer: he has to help Marie.

• a heart-warming holiday tale of the adventure that is first love
• Didier Laget, the author’s partner, had a similar experience of falling in love at the age of ten, and the two of them collaborated on turning it into a delightful children’s story.


dtv Junior
160 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-76174-1
7. April 2017