Alps Monogatari: Watashi no Annette

Summary

* Based on the children’s book Treasures of the Snow by Patricia Mary St. John.

12-year-old Annette was born into a poor family in Switzerland. Together with her family she lives in a small village in the Alps. She is a sweet girl and dearly loves her little 5-year-old brother Denis, at whose birth their mother died. She also has a best friend, Lucien. Her wonderful friendship with him comes to a crisis when one day Denis gets injured in a terrible accident, which Lucien was unwillingly responsible for, and develops a limp.

The happy days turn into a long period of suffering and now Annette has to find strength in her heart to forgive, while Lucien must find a way to prove Annette and the other villagers that he is also a person. And his greatest wish is to find a cure for little Denis, whatever that would cost him, in the name of friendship. And so, little by little Annette and Lucien regain their lost friendship.

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