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This unique children's book features Monsieur Padam, a busker who plays the original 'Padam, Padam' by Edith Piaf in a village in the South of France.
When a boy and his little dog arrive by boat, a new adventure begins.
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Padam and the Mystery of the Missing Jewels.


1st print edition published in Australia in 2008.

Michael Jacobson Book Review Gold Coast Bulletin (2009):
"Great fun for the kids. French musician Monsieur Padam is determined to find the thieves who stole his mate’s precious necklace. With help from Thomas the sailor, his dog Petit and Elisa the holidaying Aussie, this foursome leads young readers into an enjoyable detective story and mystery-adventure. In a word: ‘Imaginative’."