Monsieur Cadichon is a lively and intelligent donkey who wants his readers to know that although he was naughty in his youth and was punished severely, he is now reformed. His main aim is to refute the stereotypical image of donkeys as ignorant and stubborn and reveal, through his stories, the true, gentle and wise nature of donkeys. Cadichon's antics are guaranteed to make you laugh! Cadichon can also be vengeful when overworked and underfed. His retaliations and plans for revenge will have readers shaking their heads in disapproval but ultimately, as Cadichon encounters love and acceptance through his adventures, we come to admire his bravery and loyalty.
About the Author Monsieur Cadichon: Memoirs of a Donkey was written in France by Sophie Feodorovna Rostopchine, the Countess de Segur, in the early 1860s afterThe Fleurville Trilogy and has sold millions of copies. It is still regarded as one of France's most loved children's stories. About the translator: The Australian version of Monsieur Cadichon has been lovingly translated by Australian Stephanie Smee, a former lawyer and NAATI translator. Stephanie was raised by French-speaking and French teaching parents and has completed an Honours degree in French at the University of Sydney.
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We read this book as a family including a 4 and 7 year old and we were all squirming and uncomfortable when Cadichon was naughty, outraged when he was done wrong by, yippeeing when he triumphed and sorrowed when he was mean. And then he lead us all to humility when he realised how to be kind and true. Monsieur Cadichon stays with you long after the last page.
For Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th November 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.4