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Moi, Boy. Et plus encore
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Gallimard Jeunesse
ISBN: 2075068445
Pages: 236
Year: 2016-09-01T00:00:00+02:00
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"Une vie sans boutiques de confiseries ni bonbons ne vaudrait pas vraiment la peine d'être vécue..." Et si Roald Dahl ne vous avait pas tout dit ? Découvrez ou redécouvrez le célèbre récit de son enfance "Moi, Boy", enrichi de lettres, photographies, anecdotes et textes inédits ! Toutes sortes de choses extraordinaires sont arrivées à Roald Dahl quand il était petit. Il y a eu la fois où, avec quatre camarades de classe, il s'est vengé de l'abominable Mrs Pratchett dans sa boutique de confiseries. Il y a aussi les histoires de vacances en bateau, des aventures africaines et les jours de test des nouvelles inventions de la chocolaterie Cadbury. Vous découvrirez d'affreux écoliers cruels et tyranniques, et l'accident de voiture où le nez de Roald a failli être coupé net. Et vous saurez plus encore sur l'enfance de Roald Dahl : ce livre vous révélera des secrets inédits... douloureux ou drôles, mais tous VRAIS !
Moi, Boy
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Gallimard jeunesse
ISBN: 2075085358
Pages: 217
Year: 2017-08-24
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Que se passe-t-il quand on attrape une ratite ? Et quand on simule une crise d'appendicite ? Avez-vous jamais fumé du tabac de chèvre ? Vous a-t-on déjà affublé d'un costume de pompes funèbres pour vous rendre à l'école ? Neuf, dix, onze ans... les années passent : voici venu le temps de se demander ce que l'on fera après le collège ! Lorsque Roald Dahl, l'un des plus grands auteurs contemporains se souvient de ses années d'enfance, on découvre avec bonheur un jeune garçon qui ressemble étonnamment aux héros de ses livres.
Spotty Powder and Other Splendiferous Secrets (Pocket Money Puffin)
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141330406
Pages: 128
Year: 2010-05-06
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A treasure trove of Dahl! Amazing facts - some funny, some silly - and an original chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory make this a splendiferous, surprising and delicious treat from the wonderful world of Roald Dahl!
Boy and Going Solo
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014137845X
Pages: 464
Year: 2016-09-13
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Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
W Or the Memory of Childhood
Author: Georges Perec
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567921582
Pages: 164
Year: 2003
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Combining fiction and autobiography in a quite unprecedented way, Georges Perec leads the reader inexorably towards the horror that lies at the origin of the post-World War Two world and at the crux of his own identity.
Black Boy
Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061130249
Pages: 448
Year: 2007-03-27
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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
Zagazoo
Author: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099265346
Pages: 32
Year: 2000
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Zagazoo is a baby like no other. In this quite exceptional picture book young readers will be delighted by the hilarious and unexpected changes in his behaviour as Zagazoo grows up. Parents may detect some strange echoes of family life. There have been many classic picture books from the incomparable pen of Quentin Blake, but never one more extraordinary.
The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 303
Year: 1920
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Return of the Untamed Billionaire
Author: Carol Marinelli
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488000905
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-06-01
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An explosive reunion! Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev—the man who once captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction is rekindled… Beneath Roman's wealth and sophistication lies an untamed wildness—there's nothing civilized about what he feels for Anya! He left before their longing could consume them both, but memories were branded onto his soul. Now he's back and determined to make Anya his own!
Axis
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142993431X
Pages: 304
Year: 2007-09-18
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Wildly praised by readers and critics alike, Robert Charles Wilson's Spin won science fiction's highest honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Now, in Axis, Spin's direct sequel, Wilson takes us to the "world next door"—the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world—and, predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefly large deposits of oil in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria. Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance ten years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed—as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Cured
Author: Lol Tolhurst
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824299
Pages: 312
Year: 2016-10-11
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"On our first day of school, Robert and I stood at the designated stop at Hevers Avenue with our mothers, and that's when we met for the very first time. We were five years old." So began a lifelong friendship that fourteen years later would result in the formation of The Cure, a quintessential post-punk band whose albums-such as Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me-remain among the best-loved and most influential of all time. As two of the first punks in the provincial English town of Crawley, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith didn't have it easy. Outsiders from the start, theirs was a friendship based initially on proximity and a shared love of music, from the punk that was raging in nearby London to the groundbreaking experimentation of David Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy." First known as The Easy Cure, they began playing in pubs and soon developed their own unique style and approach to songwriting, resulting in timeless songs that sparked a deep sense of identification and empathy in listeners, songs like "Boys Don't Cry," "Just Like Heaven," and "Why Can't I Be You?," spearheading a new subculture dubbed "Goth" by the press. The music of The Cure was not only accessible but also deeply subversive, challenging conventional notions of pop music and gender roles while inspiring a generation of devoted fans and a revolution in style. Cured is not only the first insider account of the early days of the band, it is a revealing look at the artistic evolution of the enigmatic Robert Smith, the iconic lead singer, songwriter, and innovative guitarist at the heart of The Cure. A deeply rebellious, sensitive, tough, and often surprisingly "normal" young man, Smith was from the start destined for stardom, a fearless non-conformist and provocateur who soon found his own musical language through which to express his considerable and unique talent. But there was also a dark side to The Cure's intense and bewildering success. Tolhurst, on drums and keyboards, was nursing a growing alcoholism that would destroy his place in The Cure and nearly end his life. Cured tells the harrowing and unforgettable story of his crash-and-burn, recovery, and rebirth. Intensely lyrical and evocative, gripping and unforgettable, Cured is the definitive story of a singular band whose legacy endures many decades hence, told from the point of view of a participant and eyewitness who was there when it happened-and even before it all began.
Allah is Not Obliged
Author: Ahmadou Kourouma
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307793842
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-06-01
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ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON EARTH.These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity. Raw and unforgettable, despairing yet filled with laughter, Allah Is Not Obliged reveals the ways in which children's innocence and youth are compromised by war. From the Trade Paperback edition.
More About Boy
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141963484
Pages: 240
Year: 2008-09-04
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This new rebrand of MORE ABOUT BOY is a favourite book containing a wealth of new photos, facts and writings about Roald Dahl and his childhood, together with the original text and illustrations from his much-loved memoir. With lots of little-known details, this is a must-have for all Dahl fans! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
Toby Alone
Author: Timothee de Fombelle
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076365180X
Pages: 400
Year: 2010-08-10
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Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimeters tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world—the world of the great oak Tree. Toby’s father has made a ground-breaking discovery: the Tree itself is alive, flowing with vital energy, and there may even be a world beyond it. Greedy developers itch to exploit this forbidden knowledge, risking permanent damage to their natural world. But Toby’s father has refused to reveal his findings, causing the family to be exiled to the lower branches and finally sentenced to death. Only Toby has managed to escape—but for how long? And how can he bear to leave his parents to their terrible fate?
The Recruit
Author: Robert Muchamore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481426176
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-04-15
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In this action-packed CHERUB novel, two siblings on separate special agent missions both end up in deadly danger. CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He and his sister were recently orphaned, and James has been in a lot of trouble. But he is brilliant in math. And CHERUB needs him. After one hundred days, the grueling training period is over. But the adventure has just begun.

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