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Nicholas by Jean-Jacques Sempé

Nicholas (1959)

by Jean-Jacques Sempé (Illustrator), René Goscinny (Author)

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Series: Le petit Nicolas (1)

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Actually, despite the blurb being accurate about 19 stories, this Phaidon edition, translated by [a:Anthea Bell|25355|Anthea Bell|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1338742712p2/25355.jpg], does not include one about wearing glasses for the first time. Other than that, the blurb tells you all you need to know. Delightful, recommended especially for those who don't understand how fun it is for little boys to fight, get dirty, make grandiose plans, and still somehow manage to be loving and to develop the skills they'll need as adults. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
C'est très mignon ce petit Nicolas! This book is a collection of short stories of Nicolas and his friends. The subject is really childish, but funny, and it is so well written that you can imagine there's a real child in front of you. Sempé's illustrations are also great. For anyone learning french or for those who love to reminisce about being a kid this book will not let you down. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
This was a sweet book I read because it was displayed at the library. I'm glad they have more of the books, so I can continue reading about him. Nicholas lives in a simpler time so he is mostly outside when not school and he doesn't even have TV to distract him, let alone a Gameboy or iPhone. The illustrations by a famous cartoonist/illustrator are really cute. ( )
  eliorajoy | Mar 23, 2015 |
Délicieux ! ( )
  leandrod | Feb 10, 2015 |
This is a review of the original French version/publication.

Very sweet, funny and easy to read. I saw the film that kind of runs together some of the episodes from the various petit Nicolas books a couple of years ago and it was wonderful. This doesn't have the same overarching story that the film has but the separate, amusing episodes in Nicolas' life are gems. ( )
  Vivl | Nov 11, 2014 |
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Der kleine Nick lebt in Frankreich. Eigentlich ist es aber gar nicht so wichtig, wo er lebt. Denn er ist ein kleiner Junge, wie alle kleinen Jungen. Er spielt und prügelt sich mit seinen Freunden, erlebt Freud und Leid und ist dabei kein bisschen weise. Dafür aber umso witziger und sympathischer. Der kleine Nick ist nun schon ein paar Jahrzehnte alt, aber er ist nicht aus der Mode geraten. Heute wie damals freuen seine Geschichten Kinder und Erwachsene.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sempé, Jean-JacquesIllustratorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goscinny, RenéAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Benítez, EstherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kanetti, VivetTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koekoek, MarijkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Korhonen, KimmoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Heute Morgen sind wir alle ganz gern in die Schule gegangen, weil heute das Foto von unserer Klasse gemacht werden soll und es soll eine Erinnerung sein fürs ganze Leben, hat unsere Lehrerin gesagt.
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Book Description Nicholas is the first of five books that bring to life the day to day adventures of a young school boy - amusing, endearing and always in trouble. An only child, Nicholas, appears older at school than he does as home and his touchingly naive reaction to situations, cut through the preconceptions of adults and result in a formidable sequence of escapades. This first book in the series contains a collection of nineteen individual stories where, in spite of trying to be good, Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some kind of mischief. Whether in the school room, at home, or in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous – at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, dealing with having to wear glasses for the first time, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse. Nicholas was awarded the 2006 Batchelder Honor Award, which recognizes outstanding children's books published in a foreign language and translated into English. Nicholas was also recognized by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) as a 2006 Notable Children's Book.

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A little French boy recounts the many escapades that he and his classmates indulge in during a year at primary school.

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