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Nicholas on Holiday

Nicholas on Holiday

Price: 348.000 đ

Specifications

ISBN: 9780714862231
Publisher: Phaidon
Price (VNĐ): 348000
Pages: 136
Size: 214 x 145 mm

Overview

  • In this collection of his adventures, Nicholas and his chums dig a hole in the sand, learn to play miniature golf and go on a treasure hunt in the middle of the night
  • An established classic in children’s fiction, now available in paperback to English-speaking children world-wide
  • Written by one of the most successful children’s authors of all time, with illustrations by one of today’s most respected and best-loved illustrators
  • Aimed at readers 7+, the Nicholas books are enjoyed by adults and children alike and are perfect for sharing

About the book

Firmly established as a literary cult figure, the sublimely innocent Nicholas has already charmed millions of readers world-wide since these books were first published over forty years ago. Considered classics and available in twenty-six languages, the Nicholas stories delight both children and adults. They are also regularly used as teaching materials by primary and junior school teachers. 

Nicholas on Holiday contains eighteen new stories, all of which take place during the long summer break from school. An only child, Nicholas’s touchingly naive reaction to situations is often at odds with that of the adults around him. Whether he’s staying at a seaside hotel with his parents or making new friends at a holiday camp for children, Nicholas’s efforts to keep himself and his gang amused, even when it’s raining outside, always result in unexpected and delightful chaos. 

In Nicholas, Goscinny and Sempé have created an archetypal schoolchild whose world of mishaps, confusions and downright naughtiness will raise a smile, whatever the age of the reader. Written between 1959 and 1965, these classic books are continually reprinted around the globe and offer not only a hilarious and entertaining read, but a vivid description of French life and culture.


About the author(s)

Jean-Jacques Sempé (b.1932) is one of the world's most successful illustrators and cartoonists. He is the illustrator of the classic children's-book character, Nicholas, and author of a collection of some thirty albums of his cartoons and graphic novels, all published or to be published by Phaidon. His world-renowned illustrations and cartoons are featured on the cover of the New Yorker and in Paris Match. 

René Goscinny (1926–1977) is the world-famous writer and creator, along with Albert Uderzo, of the adventures of Asterix the Gaul. Born in Paris, Goscinny lived in Buenos Aires and New York before returning to France in the 1950s where he met Jean-Jacques Sempé. They collaborated on picture strips and then stories about Nicholas, the popular French schoolboy. An internationally successful children's author who also won awards for his animated cartoons, Goscinny died in 1977. 

Anthea Bell was awarded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize (USA) in 2002 for her translation of W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz. Her many works of translation from French and German (for which she has received several other awards) include the Nicholas books and, with Derek Hockridge, the entire Asterix the Gaul saga by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.
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