Tuesday, January 10, 2012

nicholas and the gang

Nicholas and the Gang
by Goscinny and Sempe

Synopsis from Goodreads: NICHOLAS AND THE GANG is the fourth book in the series about Nicholas, the cheeky French schoolboy and his friends. In this collection of adventures, Nicholas is invited to the birthday party of the girl next door, plays a very messy game of chess, and learns that walking on your hands is much harder than turning somersaults. NICHOLAS AND THE GANG is a much-loved classic in children's fiction, now available to English-speaking children worldwide in a delightful translation by Anthea Bell. It features 16 stories 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 age 7 and older, this book will be enjoyed by adults and children alike and is perfect for sharing.

What I think: On a whim, I purchased this book at the Tate Museum in London.  What a treasure!  Each chapter reads as short story, packed with wit and humor.  The voice is very true to kids.  And, I just adore the illustrations.

Image via Goodreads.

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