Belle & Sébastien : The Child of the Mountains
Author(s): Cecile Aubry
The son of a gypsy woman, Sébastien is found as a newborn baby in the Alps and brought up by César and his grandchildren Angélina and Jean. Born on the same day, Belle is a beautiful white Pyrenean Mountain Dog who has been neglected and passed on from owner to owner, until one day she escapes from a kennel. When Sébastien rescues the runaway Belle from the wrath of the villagers, the boy and the dog form a lifelong friendship and embark on exciting adventures in the mountains.
First published in 1965 to coincide with the internationally successful television series of the same name, Belle and Sébastien is a heart-warming story of camaraderie, adventure and freedom.
“A charming story of adventure and friendship.” —Parents in Touch
“This is a highly emotive story with tense moments that pull at your heart strings” —Primary Times
“…the narrative gently captures the heartfelt connection in a litany of, in Aubry's own words: love, tenderness and faith. Independent readers will easily engage with this delectable novel…” —Teachwire