A hundred years ago, during WWI, there was a tiny island in the middle of the Seine that held the best restaurant in all of Paris called
Le Minipalais —The Little Palace.
Head chef, and businesscat, Narcisse, believed it was necessary to create a refuge for the artists of Paris, animals and humans alike.
The Little Palace has a cast of memorable characters that help us make sense of a time of war, a time in our shared world history.
Is it possible to put our differences aside and co-exist peacefully?
“A charming and thought-provoking tale…”
October 8, 2019
(Read from May 20, 2020 to May 21, 2020)
Grade: B+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 80% Entertainment, 20% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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A creative and charming story that highlights the animals that, without choice, serve alongside of us in the midst of war.  Written for a middle grade and teenage audience, The Little Palace resonates with adults as well as with themes such as equal rights, justice and kindness.  At first I thought the anthropomorphic animals characters were the only characters in the book, however when I learned that humans were also characters, I became very intrigued at their interactions.