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Clementine Beauvais writes for both the UK and French market. Her books written in English include the Sesame Seade series (Hodder) and the Royal Babysitters series (Bloomsbury) and her bestselling French book, The Three Piglettes, will be published by Pushkin Press in 2017. She is an award-winning author in France and In Paris with You (French title Songe a la Douceur) has been in the bestseller charts since it was published, selling 30,000 copies in the first three months. Clementine lives and works in York, UK.
Cleverly and playfully-formed, this is a sophisticated, thought-provoking novel of love, heartbreak and second chances. Eugene and Tatiana are 27 and 24. They’re both unsettled by a fortuitous encounter on the Paris Metro ten years after they last met, and the significance of the moment is made potently clear when the omniscient narrator interjects, “Look how shaken they are to see each other again. Look at their eyes”. Throughout, the all-knowing narrator directs readers’ responses in this way, introducing episodes with foreshadowing commentaries that tell us what to watch out for. It’s the narrator who announces “it’s time to go back about ten years into the past, back where it all began.” And so we’re presented with the origin of their connection, when Tatiana was a self-conscious bookish fourteen-year-old, and Eugene was the enigmatic, pessimistic seventeen-year-old friend of her older sister’s boyfriend. The narrative slips between the frisson of their re-acquaintance and the tragedy that struck their teenage years. In some ways, reading this is like observing an intense play. In others, it’s like being granted access to Eugene and Tatiana’s innermost thoughts, anxieties and desires through their impassioned soliloquies. In every way, it’s a unique and emotionally honest portrait of the grip and ache of young love.
Suffused in the exuberance of a yellow-jersey-wearing cyclist freewheeling down the Champs-Élysées with a bottle of Champagne, this wildly witty novel tells of three fine young women who rise above body-shaming bullies to become Queens of the Mountain. Likened to Jean-Paul Sartre - “squinty old man, atrociously ugly” – Mireille has been voted one of the ugliest girls in her school in the cruel “Pig Pageant” Facebook poll, but she’s not going to take this lying down. Rather, she seeks out the two other “Little Piglettes”, Astrid and Hakima, and they strike up sisterly bond. Sometimes fate conspires in fortuitous ways and here the girls realise that key aspects of their lives will conflate at the president’s Élysée Palace party. Quite simply, the Three Little Piglettes must go to the ball and so they embark on a voyage à vélo to Paris, funding their trip by selling homemade saucisson. First covered by local news, their journey goes viral, which sees them enveloped in a peloton of national interest. What an inspired, amusing, enchanting ride this is.
Because their story didn't end at the right time, in the right place, because they let their feelings go to waste, it was written, I think, that Eugene and Tatiana would find each other ten years later, one morning in winter, under terra firma on the Meteor, Line 14 (magenta) of the Paris metro. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love. If things had gone differently. But time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet once more in Paris...
Time has passed since 'having a PhD in children's literature' was a funny joke in You've Got Mail. Children's literature research is now one of the most dynamic fields of literary criticism and of education, and has a bright future ahead - as children's writers and publishers invent yet more forms of literature for young people, and researchers find yet more sophisticated ways of exploring them. This collection takes informed and scholarly readers to the utmost frontier of children's literature criticism, from the intricate worlds of children's poetry, picturebooks and video games to the new theoretical constellations of critical plant studies, non-fiction studies and big data analyses of literature.
Mireille, Astrid und Hakima sind auf Facebook von ihren Mitschulern zur Wurst des Jahres in Gold, Silber und Bronze gewahlt worden - der Preis fur die hasslichsten Madchen. Doch die drei beschlieen, sich nicht unterkriegen zu lassen. Zusammen planen sie einen Road-Trip per Fahrrad nach Paris. Ziel: die groe Party im Elysee-Palast am Nationalfeiertag. Finanzierung: Unterwegsverkauf von Wurstchen. Ein chaotische, lustige und herzzerreiende Reise beginnt. Und auf der Party hat jede der drei ein ganz eigenes Anliegen ...
Konnte dies der beste Job sein, den Holly, Anna und Prinz Pepino je hatten?Als persnliche Assistenten von Knig Steve, Pepinos Papa, werden sie an einem kniglichen Backwettbewerb teilnehmen. Und diesmal bestimmt genug Geld verdienen, um in die intergalaktischen, voll tollen Ferien zu fahren!Aber dieser Wettbewerb enthlt alle Zutaten fr ein kolossales Kuchen-Chaos! Denn kriminelle Krokodile, furchtbare Feuerfchse und mindestens ein feiger Verrter mischen mit. Ob die drei Back-Assistenten mit diesen Herausforderungen fertigwerden?
Holly, Anna und ihr neuer Freund Prinz Pepino wollen intergalaktische Ferien machen. Doch die sind leider ganz schon teuer ... Das Taschengeld reicht nie. Also keine Frage: Ein neuer Job muss her! Zum Beispiel als Helfer bei einer kniglichen Hochzeit in Frankenreich. Doch irgendwas ist faul an der Hochzeitsplanerin Mademoiselle Maledeit. Und warum mssen alle Vorbereitungen im streng Geheimen stattfinden?Hier bahnt sich eindeutig etwas an! Ein absolutes Mega-Hochzeits-Chaos!
Holly, Anna and Pepino are thrilled to finally be going on the amazing intergalactic Holy Moly Holiday! They have been promised scuba diving in volcanoes, followed by a flight to Mars and, most excitingly of all, hot chocolate on tap. But if there's trouble to be had, the three friends will find it. Even on this terrific trip ... This fabulously funny follow-up to The Royal Babysitters, The Royal Wedding Crashers and The Royal Bake Off, with its wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, will delight fans of Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock.
Im kleinen Kustenort Doverport passiert NIE etwas Aufregendes, finden die Schwestern Holly und Anna. Als sie eines Tages uber eine Anzeige fur intergalaktische Ferien stolpern, ist darum eines klar: Da MUSSEN sie hin!Leider reicht ihr Taschengeld in einer MILLION JAHREN dafr nicht aus. Die Mdchen brauchen einen Job ... Allerdings hatten sie sich einen ruhigeren Job vorgestellt, als sechs Prinzen auf einmal zu babysitten - und gleichzeitig die INVASION von Knig Potzsapperlot von Dmland abzuwehren!
Holly, Anna and Pepino are delighted when King Steve invites them to be his kitchen assistants in an international Royal Bake Off, organised by his older brother, King Sam of Americanada. The prize money could finally make their dream come true: the intergalactic holiday of a lifetime. But the tournament is round after terrifying round of death-defying baking, and King Steve is determined to beat his brother at all costs. With one of the contestants also plotting to take over Americanada, can Anna, Holly and Pepino stay out of danger and win the competition? This fabulously funny sequel to The Royal Babysitters and The Royal Wedding Crashers, with its wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, will delight fans of Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock.
Dieser beklemmende, kammerspielartige Roman lasst niemanden unberuhrt: David, ein Junge aus gutem Hause, und seine Clique schwanzen wieder einmal die Schule, als ihnen ein kleines schwarzes Madchen uber den Weg lauft, das offenbar Lause hat. Einfach so, aus einer Laune heraus, nehmen sie sie mit, um sie in der Wohnung eines der verwohnten Jugendlichen zu entlausen. Doch dann lauft die Situation immer mehr aus dem Ruder. Der ganze Uberdruss, die Arroganz und der aufgestaute Hass der Jugendlichen entladt sich nun an diesem kleinen Madchen - und niemand hat den Mut, das grausame Spiel zu beenden ...
Anna and Holly Burnbright, together with their friend Prince Pepino, are trying to earn enough money to go on the intergalactic holiday of a lifetime. What they need is a holiday job. So when a tall, elegantly dressed lady called Mademoiselle Malypense tells them she needs help to organise the Francian Royal Wedding, they jump at the chance. She's promised to pay handsomely! The children are whisked away to begin the preparations, but it's not long before Holly smells a rat. Why does Mademoiselle Malypense insist they complete their tasks in secret? And isn't there something odd about a garlic-flavoured wedding cake? Could there be more to this royal couple's wedding day than meets the eye? The first in this series, The Royal Babysitters, was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. This second adventure is packed with jokes, adventures and illustrations with more exuberance than Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock put together.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN WITH IMAGINATION AND JOY. Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Anna and Holly have spotted an advert in the paper for a Holy Moly Holiday - the intergalactic vacation of a lifetime. They simply CAN'T not go. But how will they get enough money? Simple: they'll become royal babysitters for a day. Unfortunately, the girls are in for a shock. Once King Steve and Queen Sheila have left, they discover there isn't just one prince to look after. There are six. And worse, the country's arch enemy, King Alaspooryorick of Daneland, has decided to stage an invasion. Will the girls be able to keep their royal charges safe and still go on their dream holiday?
Sesame Seade is suspicious. There's something fishy going on by the river: a case for a number one supersleuth! Sesame's parents insist that there are no pirates in Cambridge, but she's determined to prove them wrong ... Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: SLEUTH ON SKATES and GARGOYLES GONE AWOL.
Armed with a pair of purple rollerskates and a brain with as many connections as there are stars in the universe, eleven-year-old Sesame Seade is more than qualified to be Cambridge's number one self-made supersleuth. All she needs now is a mission. So when a student ballerina and aspiring journalist vanishes into thin air, some serious sleuthing begins. Very much against her parents' wishes, but with help from her friends Toby and Gemma and a conspiratorial duck, Sesame slips into the wings and solves the mystery of the missing dancer. Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: GARGOYLES GONE AWOL and SCAM ON THE CAM.
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