An enchanting story about a boy living in a hotel who befriends an eccentric old lady claiming to be a queen in exile.
Welcome to the Herring Hotel! Meet Gabriel and his parents, whose job it is to look after the unusual guests who make their homes in this crumbling old place. Gabriel is particularly fond of Mrs. Kettle, a rather odd old lady with a secret. There’s only one little problem―the entire hotel is about to tumble down. As cracks appear in the ceilings and bricks start to disintegrate, Gabriel begins to wonder, What if Mrs. Kettle’s strange stories are true after all? And will she be able to save the Herring Hotel?
A delightfully quirky storybook about keeping it together when things are falling apart.
Illustrated in color throughout
Didier Lévy began as a journalist before devoting himself full time to children’s literature. He lives in Paris.
Serge Bloch (born 1956) is a cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in major advertising campaigns and in publications including the New York Times, Time, and the Washington Post. His books for children include I Dare You Not to Yawn, You Are What You Eat, and Reach for the Stars.
21.8 x 1.3 x 28.7 cm