In the city of Paris, on the banks of the river, tucked away from the main street down a narrow, winding alley, there is a shop. A small, rather shabby looking shop with faded paintwork, a dusty awning and dark, smoky windows.
Rupert Kingfisher: Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles (2008)
Der erste Kinderbuchband um Madame Pamplemousse, die in ihrem leicht düsteren Laden so seltsame Dinge verkauft wie Bisonfleisch, Minotaurussalami, Krokodilnierchen, Kobrahirn und Zunge vom Tyrannosaurus Rex. Manche ihrer Käsesorten stammen noch aus dem Mittelalter – und riechen entsprechend. Ihr zur Seite steht der übellaunige weiße Kater Camembert.
Camembert was a stray that had wandered in off the streets one night after a particularly vicious encounter with a pack of Siamese. During the fight, Camembert had lost one of his eyes, but this was nothing compared to what had happened to the Siamese. Suffice it to say, he had since become known as a cat you don’t mess with. From the first, he and Madame Pamplemousse had taken an instant liking to each other, and they lived together in perfect harmony, even though he would sometimes upset the customers by threatening to bite the ones he didn’t like. (S. 7)
Es gibt die Bösen, die Guten, die Geheimnisvollen, Humor und Spannung. Ein schönes modernes Kinderbuchmärchen, das richtig Spaß gemacht hat.