Savez-vous que le Petit Nicolas est né sous la forme d'une bande dessinée en couleur ? IMAV éditions publie pour la première fois en album bd l'intégralité des planches écrites par René Goscinny et dessinées par Sempé. Ces planches sont parues entre 1955 et 1956 dans un magazine belge, Le Moustique, auquel collaboraient Sempé et Goscinny. Puis ils quittent Le Moustique et, trois ans plus tard, en 1959, ils reprennent Le Petit Nicolas, cette fois-ci sous la forme de récits illustrés. Les histoires paraîssent alors dans Sud-Ouest Dimanche, puis sont éditées en livres et remportent un immense succès. Les planches inédites qui sont aujourd'hui publiées dans cet album contiennent tous les ingrédients qui feront le succès du Petit Nicolas. Elles se présentent sous la forme de gags en une planche. Dans ses scénarios Goscinny a déjà mis en place les ressorts de la saga et campe les principaux personnages. Sempé représente déjà un Nicolas immédiatement identifiable. Cette bande dessinée a déjà la saveur de ce qui fera le succès du personnage, humour et poésie. La parution de l'album Le Petit Nicolas, la bande dessinée originale complète cette série imaginée par René Goscinny et Jean-Jacques Sempé. Ce trésor retrouvé permet de découvrir la genèse de l'une des oeuvres les plus célèbre de la littérature jeunesse.
Le Petit Nicolas
Publisher: Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)
Contains the words (in French) of La Marseillaise______________
"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].
Author: Nicolas Wild
In 2005, Nicolas Wild, a wandering French writer, found a job and somewhere to live at the same time. The only problem was that the place was Kabul, in Afghanistan, a country left unstable after several destructive years of war. When the carefree young man arrived at a capital in crisis, his first mission was to write a comic book explaining the Afghan constitution to children. His second project was to work on a recruitment campaign for the Afghan army. Consequently, he became a privileged observer of the hesitant reconstruction of the country whilst leading the unusual life of a Western expat in Kabul. Gradually, he fell in love with the country and decided to extend his contract despite the risks of living in Afghanistan. Honest and perceptive, inquisitive and unsettling, this book casts an ironic yet affectionate look at the realities of a country that never strays far from the headlines.
We've all played that game. 'Well, if I were in charge...' We've all imagined what we'd do if we were president of this or minister of that. For Iznogoud, though, it's not just a game. As Grand Vizier, he can pretty much decide that he will be anything he wants to... except Caliph, of course. But, since it's Iznogoud, every single one of his decisions is inevitably going to go astray and bring disaster - and that's how we like it!
I Love You Always...
Author: Astrid Desbordes
Publisher: Little Gestalten
I Love You When is an ode to motherly love that approaches a timeless topic with elegant simplicity and refreshing honesty. With a simple question, "Mom, will you love me my whole life?" Archibald sparks the most honest and relatable of answers from his mother, who goes on to tell her son about all the moments in life through which she loves him. "I love you when you behave and when your good behavior doesn't last" and "I love you when you look your best and when you're feeling your worst" are some of the scenes author Astrid Desbordes and illustrator Pauline Martin succeed in depicting with heartwarming candidness. A refreshing take on a timeless subject, I Love You When beautifully recounts a mother's unconditional love for her child."
Author: Goscinny, Morris,
The 50th adventure of Lucky Luke, and the Old West at its funniest
HEROINE’S JOURNEY Shoko has decided to devote herself to becoming a Saintia–one of the goddess Athena’s mystical, warrior-handmaids. But achieving her goal is easier said than done. The Galaxian Wars draw nigh, and the curtain is rising on the life or death battle Shoko now faces. Can she find the power and determination she needs to save her sister, or will she fall to the dark poison growing within her?
Best Babysitters Ever
Author: Caroline Cala
Publisher: Egmont UK
The first in a new laugh-out-loud series about three 12-year-old best friends who set up a babysitting business. When Bree, Malia and Dot find an old copy of the book The Babysitter's Club, they come up with a totally original idea – to set up their own babysitting business. I mean, they 100% unqualified and don't really like kids, but those are just details! And barring the odd disaster when the kids run riot and cover Bree in paint, it’s going well, until Malia’s evil older sister and her friends start up a rival business . . . the battle is on to see who will be crowned Best. Babysitters. EVER. Perfect for 8+ fans of Dork Diaries and Meg Cabot
Author Michel Hellman meets with his editor Luc Bosse and casually promises to write a sequel to his best-selling book Mile End. But the Montreal neighborhood, with its trendy cafes and gluten-free bakeries, doesn't seem half as inspiring as it used to be. Part memoir and part documentary, Nunavik follows Hellman on a trek through Northern Quebec as he travels to Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituk, Kangiqsujuaq and Kangirsurk, meeting members of the First Nations, activists, hunters and drug dealers along the way. An honest and often funny account of this trip, Nunavik truly feels personal, with the author acknowledging (and challenging) his own prejudices. While the North has had a profound influence on our collective identity as Canadians, it remains an idea - myth rather than reality. Empirical rather than theoretical, Nunavik reflects on the way our relationship to the North has shaped our own cultural landscape.
Author: Lorenzo Mattotti, Jerry Kramsky
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
The gars are peaceful, happy animals living in Garland. Their shaman, Zachariah, helps them to interpret the spirits that foretell their future. But a strange vision bodes ill. This long-awaited second collaboration between Italian artists Lorenzo Mattotti and Jerry Kramsky, ten years in the making, is masterfully drawn in soft, psychedelic black and white.
Author: Belva Plain
First came the sin. Then the lies. He was handsome, charming, irresistable, and an eighteen-year-old lady-killer, her uncle Cliff's stepson, Ted. But in one terrible night he would shatter the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Dawes and nearly destroy her family. Years afterward, Charlotte would remember that night with fear and loathing, with pain that could be banished only by her work as a gifted architect, building a new world for others as she conceals her own. For Charlotte's family, prime employers in New England mill town, what happened to Charlotte was the beginning of the end. Her father is left shattered by his daughter's pain. Her troubled mother is unable to cope. And her distinguished family has fallen from grace, plunged into debt. The only rock that sustains them in their darkest hours is a woman whose own guilty secret has given her the power to ruin--or resurrect--the family to whom she owes her life. Belva Plain's searing novel cuts to the heart of a family ravaged by secrecy. But it is ultimately a story of redemption, the kind that grows when one person dares to tell the truth. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
A serial killer haunts the city streets, a stalker of isolated women who leaves a Santa Claus hat at the scene of his crimes. Pavel, a Russian émigré, assists the police investigation as a sketch artist. But Pavel's true calling is as a tattoo artist, and the so-called Bad Santa killings conjure up memories of the nightmarish world in which he learned his craft: a Russian prison camp that shattered his childhood and destroyed his family. Shifting between the living hell of a 1940s Siberian gulag and the crime-ridden chaos of New York City during the 1970s, this graphic novel's stunning artwork provides an atmospheric backdrop to its tale of corruption, murder, and revenge. Author Jerome Charyn was acclaimed by The New York Review of Books as "a fearless writer. Brave and brazen." This edition of Little Tulip, which was originally published in French, features Charyn's new English translation. Award-winning illustrator François Boucq also collaborated with Charyn on the acclaimed graphic novels The Magician's Wife and Billy Budd, KGB. Suggested for mature readers.
Author: Mathias Enard
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Winner of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, an astounding novel that bridges Europe and the Islamic world On the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East. With exhilarating prose and sweeping erudition, Mathias Énard pulls astonishing elements from disparate sources—nineteenth-century composers and esoteric orientalists, Balzac and Agatha Christie—and binds them together in a most magical way.
Author: Jean-Jacques Sempé
Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd
Jean-Jacques Semp+- is one of the most successful andbest-loved cartoonists in the world, best known from his cartoons that havegraced the covers and pages of the New Yorker for decades.Semp+- haspublished numerous collections of his work in his native France, but neverbefore have they been translated into English.Phaidon Press is delightedto present the first English translated publication of MIXED MESSAGES byJean-Jacques Semp+-, one of four witty and beautifully illustratedcollections from this notorious and widely adored cartoonist.The most recent collection of Semp+-'s work, MIXED MESSAGES was originallypublished in France in 2003.Here Semp+- turns his attention to thetrappings of modern life, from cell phones to designer water, and revisitssome of his favorite subjects, such as struggling artists, a lookpsychiatrists and unhappy couples.One image portrays two business men inconversation, traveling down a cit street aboard personal scooters,ironically wondering about the kind of society they are leaving to theirchildren.While another image, rendered beautifully in watercolor, mocksNew York City's resolute ban of smoking in restaurants; calling on the NYPDto take out a lit cigarette in a vacated French Bistro.Whether he ispoking fun at the urbane patrons of fashionable restaurants or theinhabitants of the bucolic countryside, Semp+- treats all of his subjectswith equal amounts of insight and affection.Semp+-'s work, once just the one-of-a-kind illustrations that appearedbefore our American eyes in delightful yet sporadic moments, can now bebrought home as an enchanting part of every family's library.MIXEDMESSAGES, just one volume of four, includes more than 100 illustrations,both pen and ink, with captions translated by Anthea Bell.Professionals,children, and adults of any age will fall in love with these charmingbooks.