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Eye of the Wolf

Eye of the Wolf

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2018

A classic, essential read by master storyteller Daniel Pennac, with a new foreword written by Michael Morpurgo.The wolf has lost nearly everything on his journey to the zoo, including an eye and his beloved pack. The boy too has lost much and seen many terrible things. They stand eye to eye on either side of the wolf's enclosure and, slowly, each makes his own extraordinary story known to the other...

Eye of the Wolf

Eye of the Wolf

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2018

A classic, essential read by master storyteller Daniel Pennac, with a new foreword written by Michael Morpurgo.The wolf has lost nearly everything on his journey to the zoo, including an eye and his beloved pack. The boy too has lost much and seen many terrible things. They stand eye to eye on either side of the wolf's enclosure and, slowly, each makes his own extraordinary story known to the other...

Diary Of A Body

Diary Of A Body

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body. It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance. Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag. This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him.

Necazuri cu scoala

Necazuri cu scoala

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2016

In loc sa culegem si sa publicam perlele loazelor, care amuza atatea cancelarii ale profesorilor, ar trebui sa scriem o antologie a profesorilor buni. Literatura nu duce lipsa de asemenea marturii: Voltaire aducandu-le un omagiu iezuitilor Tournemine si Poree, Rimbaud aratandu-si poemele profesorului Izambard, Camus scriindu-i scrisori filiale domnului Martin, preaiubitul lui invatator, Julien Green reamintindu-si cu afectiune de imaginea vie si plina de culoare a domnului Lesellier, profesorul lui de istorie, Simone Weil aducandu-i laude profesorului ei, Alain, care la randul lui nu-l va uita niciodata pe Jules Lagneau, care i-a trezit apetitul pentru filozofie, J.-B. Pontalis celebrandu-l pe Sartre, care transa atat de mult fata de toti ceilalti profesori ai lui... Daca, pe langa portretul profesorilor celebri, aceasta antologie ar propune portretul neuitatului profesor pe care aproape cu totii l-am intalnit macar o data in timpul scolaritatii, poate ca am face putina lumina asupra calitatilor necesare practicarii acestei stranii meserii."e; (Daniel Pennac)

Dictatorul si hamacul

Dictatorul si hamacul

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Intr-o Brazilie pietrificata in cutume paternaliste, un dictator petrecaret isi naimeste o sosie si pleaca pe Riviera franceza sa-si toace banii. Sosia isi tocmeste o alta sosie care, sedusa aproape patologic de magia cinematografului, se da drept Charlie Chaplin. Lumea o ia insa drept Rudolph Valentino, a carui dublura devine in studiourile hollywoodiene. Dictatorul si hamacul e ca un joc de matriosti in care fiecare personaj ascunde un altul si se ascunde in altcineva, o meditatie despre identitate si instrainare de sine.

Diary Of A Body

Diary Of A Body

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body. It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance. Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag. This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him. Translated from the French by Alyson Waters

Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2014

Pathetic, contrite and hapless, Benjamin is nonetheless the scapegoat at The Store: there is nothing for which he cannot be blamed. While his blunders remain minor, most of his unwitting victims can find it in their hearts to forgive him, but when violent explosions begin to follow him around, he inevitably becomes the prime suspect. With his girlfriend Julie by his side, Benjamin thrusts himself into uncovering the mystery, delving deep into underground Paris and pursuing the truth through a maze of bizarre criminality and oppressive shadows.

Passionfruit

Passionfruit

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2014

Benjamin Malaussene and family are far from happy when his fortune teller younger sister Therese marries the aristocratic Count Marie-Colbert de Roberval at a televised wedding - a ceremony from which Marie-Colbert has unceremoniously banned the madcap Malaussene clan. Two days later, Therese turns up in Paris's Belleville quarter back early from their honeymoon, only to narrowly escape death as her fairground caravan is mysteriously torched to the ground. When that same day his sister Therese's husband is found dead at the foot of his luxury apartment's stairwell, Benjamin Malaussene, professional scapegoat, packs his bags ready for the police to haul him off. Only it's Therese the police arrest when she refuses to disclose her whereabouts the night of her husband's murder. Without her alibi - which might have something to do with her sudden pregnancy - it's over to Benjamin to save the day. Family and friends join forces to leave no corner of Paris unturned in their search for the true culprit.

The Eye of the Wolf

The Eye of the Wolf

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

A classic, essential read by master storyteller Daniel Pennac, with a new foreword written by Michael Morpurgo. The wolf has lost nearly everything on his journey to the zoo, including an eye and his beloved pack. The boy too has lost much and seen many terrible things. They stand eye to eye on either side of the wolf's enclosure and, slowly, each makes his own extraordinary story known to the other...

Lucky Luke Versus the Pinkertons

Lucky Luke Versus the Pinkertons

Author: Daniel Pennac, Tonino Benacquista Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

It's the start of the 1860s, and the Old West is changing-a change that comes as a shock to the Daltons when they're arrested not by Lucky Luke, but by - Allan Pinkerton! The man is determined to turn bandit-hunting into a modern, rational business-even at the cost of the American people's personal freedom. It'll be up to Lucky Luke to ensure that the USA is protected against all evil-doers, rascals and lawmen alike -

School Blues

School Blues

Author: Daniel Pennac, Quentin Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Daniel Pennac has never forgotten what it was like to be a very unsatisfactory student, nor the day one of his teachers saved his life by assigning him the task of writing a novel. This was the moment Pennac realized that no-one has to be a failure for ever. In School Blues, Pennac explores the many facets of schooling: how fear makes children reject education; how children can be captivated by inventive thinking; how consumerism has altered attitudes to learning. Haunted by memories of his own turbulent time in the classroom, Pennac enacts dialogues with his teachers, his parents and his own students, and serves up much more than a bald analysis of how young people are consistently failed by a faltering system. School Blues is not only universally applicable, but it is unquestionably a work of literature in its own right, driven by subtlety, sensitivity and a passion for pedagogy, while embracing the realities of contemporary culture.

Write To Kill

Write To Kill

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2011

Benjamin Malaussene is a downtrodden publisher at Vendetta Press. Treated as a scapegoat by Queen Zabo, doyenne of publishing, he finally resigns, only for Zabo to offer him a starring role. All he has to do is to impersonate the world's best-loved, but hitherto anonymous author, J.L.B.

Monsieur Malaussene

Monsieur Malaussene

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2010

Benjamin Malaussene, the Belleville scapegoat, and his family of half sisters and brothers are once again the target for a series of increasingly catastrophic mishaps which culminate in his imprisonment on 21 counts of murder. Meanwhile, the real serial killer remains at large. In this sprawling novel, which brings the Belleville Quintet to a close, Pennac has allowed his unique imagination to run riot. The result is an increasingly huge cast of unforgettable characters and a series of inter-related plot lines which curl around one another before finally unravelling. From the art of the tattoo to cinema history, and the intricacies of cutting-edge surgery to the wonders of the wines of Jura, there is something for everyone in this extraordinary tale.

The Dictator And The Hammock

The Dictator And The Hammock

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Manuel Pereira da Ponte Martins, beloved dictator of the state of Teresina in Brazil, develops agoraphobia the day a fortune-teller predicts he will die being torn limb from limb by an angry mob. His life becomes unbearable and he decides to hire a double to stand in while he set off to enjoy himself in the fleshpots of Europe. A few years later, the barber-turned-dictator also grows tired of running the country and employs the same trick as his predecessor to leave for Hollywood. On the boat there, he introduces himself as Charlie Chaplin. But everyone is convinced that he is none other than Rudolph Valentino disguised as Chaplin. When he arrives in New York, both the real actors are waiting for him. Back in Teresina, the doubles follow one another, fooling the people with ease. Then Pereira comes back. He is astonished to discover that his stand-in doesn't look anything like him and reacts in a way that can only precipitate his meeting with Fate. The Dictator and The Hammock is wildly original and extremely funny.

Write to Kill

Write to Kill

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2000

Benjamin Malaussene is a downtrodden publisher at Vendetta Press. Treated as a scapegoat by Queen Zabo, doyenne of publishing, he finally resigns, only for Zabo to offer him a starring role. All he has to do is to impersonate the world's best-loved, but hitherto anonymous author, J.L.B.

Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

Benjamin is a scapegoat. Under the official title of Quality Controller, he works for the complaints department of a large Parisian department store where he bears the brunt of customer complaints. When a bomb goes off in the toy department, he finds himself the prime suspect.

Fairy Gunmother

Fairy Gunmother

Author: Daniel Pennac Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/1998

A policeman on a mission of mercy is shot dead at point-blank range by a sweet old granny on a frosty morning. The neighbourhood, Paris's bubbling Belleville quarter, is already in uproar because half a dozen other grannies have been found with their shrivelled throats slit. Into this tense situation stumbles Benjamin Malaussene with an overly complicated life that includes his voluptuous red-haired girlfriend, Julie, and his smelly epileptic dog, Julius. Maniacally inventive - some have called it deranged - Pennac's creations in The Fairy Gunmother have achieved cult status all over Europe.

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