Je suis Gum, Bouboule Gum. Ma vie est remplie d'aventures, de fous rires et même, parfois, de dangers ! Le livre que tu t'apprêtes à lire est le récit de mes péripéties. Avec moi, la vie ressemble à une balle rebondissante : on ne sait jamais à quoi s'attendre, mais c'est drôle !
Thomas would do anything to make his mother come back. On his fifth birthday, Thomas’s mother left, and he hasn’t seen her since. The last thing he remembers is her making a delicious dish of poutine for his birthday. Into the concoction of French fries, gravy and melted cheese curds, she stuck five green candles for him to blow out. On the day of this twelfth birthday, Thomas comes up with the idea of setting a Guinness world record for the Biggest poutine in the world. Maybe then, his mother will come back and his emotionally distant father will pay attention to him. As he puts together all the pieces of his "Phenomenal Poutine Project,” Thomas not only learns why his mother disappeared, but he also comes to realize that Elie, the one person whose help he rejected, turns out to be his most devoted friend. Funny and heartbreaking at the same time, The Biggest Poutine in the World, was the winner of the French language 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.
Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, joins an early twentieth-century expedition journeying from New Zealand to Antarctica. He befriends Jack Nin, the stowaway turned cabin boy of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ship. They're racing against a rival explorer to reach the South Pole, but with unstable ice, killer whales, and raging blizzards, the journey turns into a race against time... and a struggle to stay alive.
First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
A young child takes his elephant on a trip to the museum, where they are closely followed by a suspicious guard.
How I Became Stupid
Author: Martin Page
Ignorance is bliss, or so hopes Antoine, the lead character in Martin Page?s stinging satire, How I Became Stupid?a modern day Candide with a Darwin Award?like sensibility. A twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, Antoine has had it with being brilliant and deeply self-aware in today?s culture. So tortured is he by the depth of his perception and understanding of himself and the world around him that he vows to denounce his intelligence by any means necessary?in order to become ?stupid? enough to be a happy, functioning member of society. What follows is a dark and hilarious odyssey as Antoine tries everything from alcoholism to stock-trading in order to lighten the burden of his brain on his soul.
Athens, Still Remains
Author: Jacques Derrida, Pascale-Anne Brault, Michael Naas
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Athens, Still Remains is an extended commentary on a series of photographs of contemporary Athens by the French photographer Jean-Franois Bonhomme. But in Derrida's hands commentary always has a way of unfolding or, better, developing in several unexpected and mutually illuminating directions.First published in French and Greek in 1996, Athens, Still Remains is Derrida's most sustained analysis of the photographic medium in relationship to the history of philosophy and his most personal reflection on that medium. At once photographic analysis, philosophical essay, and autobiographicalnarrative, Athens, Still Remains presents an original theory of photography and throws a fascinating light on Derrida's life and work.The book begins with a sort of verbal snapshot or aphorism that haunts the entire book: we owe ourselves to death.Reading this phrase through Bonhomme's photographs of both the ruins of ancient Athens and contemporary scenes of a still-living Athens that is also on its way to ruin and death, Derrida interrogates a philosophical tradition that runs from Socrates to Heidegger in which the human - and especiallythe philosopher - is thought to owe himself to death, to a certain thought of death of comportment with regard to death. Combining philosophical speculations on mourning and death, event and repetition, time and difference, with incisive commentary on Bonhomme's photographs and a narrative ofDerrida's 1995 trip to Greece, Athens, Still Remains is one of Derrida's most accessible, personal, and moving works without being, for all that, any less philosophical. As Derrida reminds us, the word photography - an eminently Greek word - means 'the writing of light', and it brings together todayinto a single frame contemporary questions about the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction and much older questions about the relationship between light, revelation, and truth, in other words, an entire philosophical tradition that first came to light in the shadow of theAcropolis.
Author: Malcolm Hall
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
High school friends Karla and Corrine have never been normal. Coming from broken families and obsessing over their Gothic identities, the girls drift through life hating the world and the human race in about equal measure. But one day Karla has an idea: an idea which leads to a plot that their drab canvas of a world never sees coming.
Joe, an unemployed alcoholic, tries to improve his relationship with his teenage daughter Adele, set in a remote town in northern New Brunswick. This is a story of love, hate, desire and survival.
The Eleventh Capital
Author: Alexandra Wood
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
PICTURE BOOKS. A children's book that, wrapped in the warm embrace of gently water-coloured pages, will take them on the amazing adventures of two unforgettable characters. Gideon is a tiny yet fearless mouse, who dreams of great adventures; Paco is an easy-going dragon who is as big as a hill, but has a soul as innocent as a baby's. Gideon would love to win the "flying race", an important sporting event in the valley; and he would like to do it by riding a magnificent dragon...Meeting Paco changes his life and transforms his dream into reality. Age 0+