The Bathing Costume or the Worst Vacation of My Life

written by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick, and published by Enchanted Lion Books

Bathing Costume or the Worst Vacation of My Life


Separated from his parents for the first time, almost 8-year-old Myron dreads vacationing at his grandparents' house in the French countryside. Even more intimidating, family tradition dictates he master the “10-foot jump.” Myron ticks off multiple conquests during his “worst vacation,” and his newfound confidence proves how much he’s grown.

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batchelder-gold-watermark2-154x154.png Mildred L. Batchelder Award
This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
2014 - Honor(s)