Catherine Certitude (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Läsålder
9-12 år
Antal sidor
80
Utgivningsdatum
2021-02-04
Förlag
Andersen Press Ltd
Översättare
William Rodarmor
Medarbetare
Sempe, Jean-Jacques (ill.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
Jean-Jacques Semp
Dimensioner
215 x 145 x 8 mm
ISBN
9781783449828
Catherine Certitude (häftad)

Catherine Certitude

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-02-04
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A classic French story from Nobel Prize-winner Patrick Modiano and celebrated illustrator Jean-Jacques Semp. Beautifully illustrated, this is a love letter to Paris, ballet and childhood for fans of The Little Prince, Le Petit Nicholas and Madeline. Catherine lives with her gentle father, Georges Certitude, who runs a shipping business in Paris with a failed poet named Casterade. Father and daughter share the simple pleasures of daily life: sitting in the church square, walking to school, going to her ballet class every Thursday afternoon. But just why did Georges change his name to Certitude? What kind of trouble with the law did Casterade rescue him from? And why did Catherine's ballerina mother leave to return to New York? Translated by William Rodarmor
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"Elegant. Apparently simple and transparent nostalgia belies its sophistication of observation. Deftly characterised illustrations." * Books for Keeps * "What particularly engages is the way Modiano captures memories of childhood: fragmented, misunderstood, but glowing in the crucible of recollection" * Booklist * "Really affecting" * Bookbag * "Feather-light illustrations. This lovely book suggests the delicacy and strength of an eggshell." * Publishers Weekly online * "Ravishing artwork. In surrendering our old certitudes, we may win insights that make our lives more fully human and humane in the present." * The Boston Globe *

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Patrick Modiano is a celebrated French novelist, author of numerous books for adults and children. His work has been translated into over 30 languages. Notable awards include the Grand Prix du Roman de lAcadmie Franaise, the Prix Goncourt and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies. Born in France in 1932, Jean-Jacques Semp is one of the worlds most successful illustrators and cartoonists. His work includes numerous covers of the New Yorker magazine, full-page cartoons in Paris Match, the illustrations of the classic childrens book character, Nicholas, and many albums of cartoons and graphic novels. He lives in Paris.