Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pocket Pacys in the US

So there are three more Pocket Pacys:

And they have all found new homes. One I left them at statue in Seward, Nebraska, where I took part of the Plum Creek Literary Festival:

Another by an elephant, in Wilmington, Delaware, where I did a school visit at the Wilmington Friends School:

And the last was in Fresno, CA when I took part at the IBBY conference:

Where will the go from here?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Le Creperie de Pocket Pacy

On the way back from Rouen, I could not help but notice that there was a town called...PACY!!!

There are only 8 Pocket Pacys but I am a Pacy too, so there are 9!
Well, Pocket Pacy and I had to go and visit our town! It's only polite.

Hey, look! We own a Creperie! Yum!

I better leave a Pocket Pacy to oversee the shop.

Don't eat up all the profits, Pocket Pacy!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Chateau d'Usse

What? There is a chateau that is really from a fairy tale? Well, le Pocket Pacy and I must see this place!

Yes, this castle was the inspiration for Charles Perrault's fairy tale of the Sleeping Beauty!
Sleeping Beauty statue

Which the owners have decided to capitalize on:

There is a Sleeping Beauty Tower you can go see!

at the top of the tower there is a glassed in tableau of...
La belle au bois dormant!
It is actually quite funny! Ah, the French! Their line between romance and cheese is different than Americans. Perhaps that is why the fromage is so good here, though...

I don't think Prince Charming and Le Belle would mind the company of  Pocket Pacy, do you?

this convenient place in the stone wall was too good to pass up!

Pocket Pacy, La Belle dans la Poche!

Chemin de Ronde La Belle au Bois Dormant (Tower Room of Sleeping Beauty)
Chateau d'Usse
37420 Rigny Usse

Read more about my travels in France HERE!

Monday, September 19, 2011

La Tour Eiffel

Oh la la! This tower is quite mignon. I think I will take  it with me, perhaps keep it in my pocket.

Or perhaps, instead, I will leave it a Pacy for its pocket:

But first I must climb it. It is very tall.

So high! The line was so long for the lift, we opted for the stairs.
There are many stairs:
  No problem, just like a workout at the gym. Thanks, Boston Sports Club!

Many, many stairs:
We only climbed to the 2nd level, but that was still really high.

We are so far in the sky that here il pleut, while the ground below is dry.

I will leave a Pocket Pacy here in the clouds:

Au revoir!

2nd Floor, South
Tour Eiffel
Paris, France

Read more about my travels in France HERE!