Ethan Safron & Holly Gee

D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers: For Crown and Glory!

The Three Musketeers come to life in this early-reader adaptation of Dumas' swashbuckler classic. D'Artagnan, a young man from the French countryside, heads to Paris to fulfill his dream of becoming a musketeer. There, he meets Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, three veteran guards of the king. The four of them are given a task: to retrieve a group of stolen jewels in London and save the queen's good name.

This edition features delightful illustrations by Holly Gee, a cartoonist from the U.K. The text has been adapted by Ethan Safron, author of The ABCs of France.

Coming November 17.


On an April day in northern France, an old horse plodded down a muddy path. The horse carried D'Artagnan of Gascony, a young man with a king-size sword

D'Artagnan and his horse traveled alone--no guards flanked beside him, no enemies in sight. Still, he carried his sword as if he were in the heat of battle. He puffed his chest out, straightened his shoulders, and kept his chin sky-high.

Odéon Livre brings French-language literature to an American audience. While many of our featured works have been translated into English, we focus exclusively on texts’ native versions. Plots and characters can indeed be translated, but even the most faithful interpretation will lack the power and beauty of French.

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