Anna Dahlia pounded on the door of the Metro to let her in, but the train lurched forward and started to move.
Running over to look through the window where her younger sister, Zoe, and cousin, Thibault, sat on their own, she yelled, "go to Thibault's house!" She watched helplessly as the train disappeared into the tunnel.
Anna Dahlia, a middle school girl on a family vacation in Paris, wants to prove her independence and show how responsible she can be. She never thought it would be this hard.
Anna Dahlia's purse is stolen while boarding a connecting train on the Paris Metro. To make matters worse, it had a valuable family heirloom inside. She is left without directions, phone, or wallet. No one is around to help.
Will she avoid a panic attack? Where will she find help? How will she make her way? Can her sister and cousin manage on their own?
This wasn't the vacation she expected.
Two Books in one, with additional bonus material!
Read the story from Anna Dahlia's point of view, then create better reading comprehension by experiencing the same story from Zoe's perspective in book two with additional details and story variations.
Enjoy the bonus material and encourage a love for adventure with a basic French vocabulary, itineraries from various characters, and character biographies. Caregivers will appreciate story summaries and reader questions too!