Thursday, 16 July 2020

Le Chat Boulanger by Mirella Youssef


Le Chat Boulanger by Mirella Youssef
Self published on the 26th March 2020.

I'm linking this review up with July 2020 Foodies Read at Based On A True Story

How I got this book:
Bought the ebook at Smashwords

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Il était une fois, un chat qui vivait dans la rue, attendant chaque jour, qu'on lui donna de la nourriture près de la boulangerie de Monsieur Barom...

Rediscovering my reading bilingualism mojo, thanks to Four Words For Friend by Marek Kohn, has opened up new horizons for my personal WorldReads challenge. It's getting trickier to find enough English translations for the countries I still need, but adding French language books makes the task easier. To be truthful, I could actually have purchased and read The Cat Baker in English because Mirella Youssef writes in Arabic, French and English. However, as this short story is intended for children, I bravely plumped for the French edition!

Le Chat Boulanger is an adorable tale of a wily street cat who saves the day when it looks like Monsieur Barom, the genuine baker, will be unable to complete a special cake in time for a birthday party. Deprived of his daily chocolate treat due to the chaos, the cat steps in and takes charge. At just 500 words (only 4 of which required dictionary assistance!) this flash fiction story is entertaining and humorous - a fun sweet treat between heavier reads.


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1 comment:

  1. I don't think I can read this one unless I find a translated version LOL

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