A Long Way from Welcome

A Mystery in Paris
Book cover: 'A Long Way from Welcome: A Mystery in Paris'
Author(s): 
Echo Lewis
Copyright: 
2002
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
182 pages
Subject(s): 
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

In this story Echo Lewis takes us from the small town of Welcome, Indiana, all the way to Paris, France alongside Maggie, a shy teenager who would really rather stay at home in her comfortable small town surroundings. Maggie is visiting her new step-dad's sister in an ancient convent in the heart of the city. There she becomes wrapped up in her new home and friends and in a mystery involving a series of art heists plaguing Paris.

The story is a fun quick read for ages 12 and up. The convent itself is fascinating with its hidden panels and secret passages. The experience would be further enhanced by checking out some guide books of Paris and architecture books (that include the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Beaubourg) from your local library.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Additional notes: 

This title was donated for review by Bethlehem Books

Review Date: 
2-4-03
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