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Maxine Rose Schur (author) and Jeanne B De Sainte Marie (illustrator) pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their picture book Marielle in Paris.
Schur and De Sainte Marie are paired with Jeune Femme à la Robe Rose by Claude Emile Schuffenecker; found in the Modern & Contemporary Art wing, floor 1, gallery 111. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.
Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.
Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning children’s book author and travel writer. She has written ten books for young people, including picture books and historical novels. Her most recent book is Marielle in Paris. A former professional actor, she gives guest lectures and teaches writing workshops. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Stanford University.
Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie has been an avowed daydreamer since childhood, and now she dreams up fictional worlds for children’s books. She has also applied her colorful, engaging style to travel notebooks, Advent calendars, magazines, and materials for vehicles, including a fabric design for seats on Paris city buses. Jeanne grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Paris for many years. She studied fine art and textile design at the University of Michigan and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Most recently, she illustrated Marielle in Paris (authored by Maxine Rose Schur).