Review: Marcel

Posted on November 17, 2016



By Eda Akaltun
Flying Eye Books
September 2016
40 pages

Marcel may be a French bulldog but in his soul he’s a bona fide New Yorker. Marcel and his human love their downtown neighborhood for its bagels, jazz, and doggy spa. He has no interest in uptown Manhattan except he imagines that the museum full of bones would be “the most magical place ever.” One day his human replaces their leisurely strolls downtown for “fun runs’ in Central Park and Marcel is not happy. Then she meets a man and much to Marcel’s chagrin they’re spending all their precious time uptown. Even worse, at home the man is on Marcel’s couch and in his bed. When Marcel sees the ring on his human’s finger he is crushed. But his human and her fiancé have a surprise in store for Marcel that will change everything. Akaltun’s fusion of decoupage, collage and pastels illuminates New York’s art deco style. Marcel is an irresistible story about the rewards of change.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Peggy Tibbetts

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