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The Little Museum: A children’s mystery adventure

The Little Museum: A children’s mystery adventure
(12 customer reviews)




A magic map, a clever invention and an exciting race through France. The Little Museum is a page-turning travel adventure story for boys and girls aged 8-11 with a little bit of French thrown in for good measure. 

When Lucy and her younger brother, Tom, find out their mum is part of a group of Extraordinary Travellers they have no idea how much their life is going to change and what adventure awaits them.

Join them on their quest to discover why the Eiffel Tower has disappeared, what else the Little Museum is going to contain and why the President of France needs their help to find the missing treasures. 

Karen Beddow describes it as, a page turning mystery adventure with some French bits – the kind of story that I loved to read as a child, but with a little more culture.

To read the first couple of chapters and find out what’s in store click here!

You can also read the reviews at the bottom of this page and here!

You can order your copy now for £7.99 with free postage.



This brand new book “The Little Museum”  is the first in The Extraordinary Travellers Series created by Karen Beddow of Mini Travellers, the multi award winning family travel blog with over 60,000 monthly views and Lyndsay Macaulay an education consultant with over a decade of experience working both in schools, colleges and schools publishing.

The idea for the “Extraordinary Travellers.” book series came about during the author’s many family discussions on trains planes and automobiles during family holidays.

Karen says “Getting to know the places you are visiting has always been important to us  but what was so inspiring was that when we were travelling the girls had so many questions. Why do they say this, where is that, what are they doing, how do they do that etc etc”

“As regular travellers we had a lot of the answers but all we had shown the girls before we went away was a couple of You-Tube videos and a tourism booklet.

We knew there had to be a better way to excite and inform children about where they were going but also to entertain them on the journey.” Hence the idea for the Extraordinary Travellers series was born.

We hope that the “Extraordinary Travellers” series will educate, inspire and entertain the children of those parents who love to travel, go on holiday or parents who just want to teach their kids more about the world and inspire them to understand it.



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Jemma Durston

Sunday 24th of January 2021

We absolutely LOVED this book! Growing up I enjoyed reading adventure books and this was such a refreshing find. My daughter is 8 and we read it together, but she also found it really accessible to read on her own - the text is interspersed with just enough illustrations, little asides to explain the French phrases used, in easy chatty tones, and different size fonts to make it look attractive to a child to read. The plot was brilliant - complicated enough to keep you intrigued, but not too much to lose a young readers’ attention. We can’t wait for the next one!


Friday 16th of October 2020

I really enjoyed this book. Loved the way it jumped from character to character to build up the story and suspense. Liked the humour of the French pronunciations, and the simplicity of its story telling, all about the adventure not getting bogged down with detail which kept up the excitement and pace of the book. I also liked the illustrations and layout of the pages, made it very easy to read and something that my daughter will enjoy as well.

Mini Travellers

Friday 16th of October 2020

Thanks so much for your kind comments Mel, really appreciate all that feedback

Michelle W

Monday 5th of October 2020

Highly recommended. I am reading this book to my 6 year old boy, he is loving it. We're onto chapter 6, lovely creative and interesting characters (i.e. for kids) with interweaving chapters that are building up very nicely now, full of suspense and intrigue, I am hooked too! My boy is enjoying learning (without him realising importantly) about France, French phrases and pronunciation too. The Little Museum generates exciting talk about travel and exploration with your kids and of course when will Covid be over, so you can do it! Perfect Xmas present for kids.

Mini Travellers

Monday 5th of October 2020

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review. We're glad you're hooked too!

Brian Bignell

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I bought this for my daughter (7) who adores reading.

The Little Museum really captivated her and she has read it a few times now. It managed to combine a few of the things she loves - adventure and excitement, mystery, travel and new language. We can not wait for more in the series!!!

We highly recommend this book and have bought an extra two copies for some upcoming class birthdays.

Mini Travellers

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Thank you so much for this review and for buying more copies, that really is the greatest compliment.

Amalie Hughes

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Poppy (aged 8) and I read the book together and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a great adventure/mystery storyline that keeps you wanting to read more. We love the little bits of French throughout the book, especially as we have French cousins, its good to keep it fresh in the mind. Josh (aged 10) is currently reading it now and really enjoying it. Nice to have books that are suitable for both boys and girls. Also looking forward to reading it with my 4-year-old once Josh has finished it. Looking forward to the second story

Mini Travellers

Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Thanks Amalie really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review

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