1. StevoR says

    I like this cover but I do not see the relevance to either the eponymous mountains or .. tartarin ..which is . what? Sounds like a chemical compound or something maybe linked to dentisty, sorry. But nice cover art and intrigued. Could tartarin be a plant and part of a species name? Duno. Should google it I know. Might well do so later. Thankyou.

  2. flex says

    The Alpine flowers shown are probably spring snowflake, Leucojum vernum. I’m not a botanist, but a quick google for alpine flowers brings up one which looks very much like the more stylized version on the cover of the book.

  3. lumipuna says

    (Looks at Wikipedia link)

    Interesting. My family “collection” contains a Finnish youth adventure novel from the 1920s, set in Algeria, centered around the elusive (then already almost extinct) Atlas lion. Now I wonder if the author was inspired by Tartarin.

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