Paris Bonus: Parisian Fun for Kids

Two Sisters (On the Terrace)
by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881

Sparrow Tree Square's educational enrichment module Paris is an exploration of the city of light and love. To extend your virtual visit to Paris, take a look at these links to Parisian fun for children:

Exploring Paris Through Children's Books - Wall Street Journal

This article features a family's Paris itinerary inspired by the books Madeline and The Invention of Hugo Cabret and the short film The Red Balloon. Interactive maps are included, in case you want to plan your own visit to Paris inspired by children's literature and film. The author also recommends several more Paris-themed children's books at the end of the article, some of which overlap with Sparrow Tree Square's own "Further Reading" section in our Paris module.

A Cat in Paris

For a fun exploration of Paris through film, check out the Academy Award nominated A Cat in Paris. Originally released in France in 2010 as Une vie de chat ("The Life of a Cat"), A Cat in Paris tells the story of a black cat who lives with a police commissioner and her daughter by day and accompanies a jewelry thief through the city by night. An in-depth review from Movieline praises the film's "hand-drawn animation" and "noirish gleam," and urges American viewers to opt for the subtitled French-language version over the English-dubbed version. You can read more about the film on its official website, and you can view the French-language trailer with English subtitles on YouTube.