CHARMING FRENCH PICTURE BOOKFRENCH. L'ENFANT DU METRO texte de Madeleine Truel. Paris: Editions du Chene 1943. 4to (8 1/2 x 10 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, p., light cover soil, near fine. The story features a little girl with no parents who travels to the various stations of the metro and meets many different people. Illustrated by the author's sister Lucha Truel with charming primitive style full page color illustrations facing each page of text that give this the look of a 1920's picture book. Madeleine Truel and her 7 siblings left Lima, Peru for Paris to find a better life after both of their parents died. To supplement her income she babysat. This story is based upon one she told to Pascal, one of the Jewish children she babysat for. During WWII she joined the Resistance specializing in forging documents. She is responsible for saving 100's of people with her forged papers including many Jews who needed escape. Sadly she was captured and spent a year in Sachsenhausen concentration camp where she was beaten to death just 4 days before Germany surrendered.