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Pennac, Daniel

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Better than life by Daniel Pennac( Book )

183 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magical volume begins by recalling the tender triangular relationship of a parent, a storybook and a child who loves to be read to. Years later, the enchanted child has become a reluctant teenaged reader. How, Pennac asks, does the love of reading begin? How is it lost? And how can it be regained - by everyone from children to adults? Delving into his experiences as a parent, a writer and a teacher, Pennac uncovers new ways to restore the enchantment of reading and draws up a liberating Readers Bill of Rights, including the right to skip pages, the right to read anything, the right to not defend your tastes, and the right to escapism
Ernest & Celestine by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding tunnels, lives a tiny mouse named Celestine. ... When she nearly ends up as breakfast for a grumpy bear named Ernest, the two become fast friends and embark on an adventure"--Container
Write to kill by Daniel Pennac( Book )

100 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Things are never simple for Malaussène and his extended family of misfits and chancers," and this continues as "Queen Zabo, the redoubtable doyenne of publishing ... [convinces him] to impersonate the world's best-loved, but hitherto anonymous author, J.L.B."--Jacket
Dog by Daniel Pennac( Book )

72 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the adventures of a scruffy little stray dog known only as Dog in this funny and touching tale by celebrated Frech writer, Damiel Pennac, translated by award-winning translator Sarah Ardizzone. Age 8+
The fairy gunmother by Daniel Pennac( Book )

127 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A policeman on a mission of mercy is shot dead at point-blank range by a sweet granny on a frosty morning. The neighbourhood, Paris's bubbling Belleville quarter, is already in uproar, because half a dozen other grannies have been found with their shrivelled throats slit. Into this tense situation stumbles Benjamin Malaussene, with his overly complicated life: his multitude of dependant siblings, their fecund and scatty mother, his stinking epileptic dog, Julius, and his journalist lover Julie, who would dearly like to keep all these complications to a minimum. Benjamin's unusual profession - that of a scapegoat in a publishing house - makes him the ideal person to be framed for just about everything, and he is. Meanwhile, two policemen are putting their all into solving the case: Van Thian, a cop ingeniously disguised, and his cherubic partner Pastor. The criminal galaxy explodes (not to mention the Paris police force) when the anarchic worlds of Benjamin, Julie, Thian, Pastor and the whole of Belleville finally collide."--BOOK JACKET
The scapegoat by Daniel Pennac( Book )

126 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a public relations man in a department store in Paris whose job is to mollify angry customers. Benjamin Malaussene is doing splendid work until the store is bombed and people die, whereupon he becomes a suspect
Eye of the wolf by Daniel Pennac( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Alaskan wolf and an African boy, meeting at a zoo in "The Other World," read in one another's eye the hardships each has faced, and their understanding helps to bring healing to them both
Aux fruits de la passion : roman by Daniel Pennac( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married on Saturday, Therese dumped her husband and returned home on Monday. Then someone torched her caravan and the person inside it, and at about the same time her jilted husband was found dead at the bottom of the stairwell in his Paris apartment. Therese is arrested on suspicion of murder
Monsieur Malaussène : roman by Daniel Pennac( Book )

60 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benjamin Malaussene, the Belleville scapegoat, and his family of half-sisters and brothers are once again the target for a series of increasingly catastrophic mishaps which culminate in his imprisonment on 21 counts of murder. Meanwhile, the real serial killer remains at large. In this sprawling novel, which brings the Belleville Quintet to a close, Pennac has allowed his unique imagination to run riot. The result is an increasingly huge cast of unforgettable characters and a series of interrelated plot lines which curl round one another before finally unravelling. From the art of the tattoo to cinema history, from the intricacies of cutting-edge surgery to the wonders of wines from the Jura, there is something for everyone in this extraordinary tale"--Back cover
Messieurs les enfants : roman by Daniel Pennac( Book )

65 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about what happens when a child wakes up and finds he has been transformed overnight into an adult, and his parents into children
Le dictateur et le hamac : roman by Daniel Pennac( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'humour. Roman de société
Chagrin d'école by Daniel Pennac( Book )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jedem Kind seine Chance. Schulkummer - Kinder, Eltern, Lehrer, alle kennen ihn. In einer gelungenen Verbindung von Kindheitserinnerungen und Lehrererfahrungen erzählt Daniel Pennac von seinem kreativen Umgang mit Schülern und ihren Problemen. Ein ungewöhnliches, ein unentbehrliches Buch über Schule heute. Er war selbst ein schlechter Schüler, einer von denen, die wie versteinert und mit dumpfem Hirn vor einem leeren Blatt sitzen oder auf Fragen mit Clownerien reagieren. Dennoch schafft Daniel Pennac schließlich das Abitur und wird - Lehrer
Journal d'un corps by Daniel Pennac( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body. It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance. Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag. This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him
Kamo, l'idée du siècle by Daniel Pennac( Book )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamo fait une gaffe qui met M. Margerelle, l'instit bien aimé, dans tous ses états
Kamo's escape by Daniel Pennac( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in French and English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamo has a bad feeling about the old bike-like something bad will happen if he rides it. It turns out he's right and as he lies in a hospital bed talking in his sleep, it seems to his friends that Kamo is becoming someone else-someone fierce and strong; someone who can outstare a starving wolf and escape from anywhere... Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Des chrétiens et des Maures by Daniel Pennac( Book )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman d'humour
Merci by Daniel Pennac( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monologue d'un homme qui a décidé à l'occasion de la remise d'un prix distinguant son oeuvre, de remercier, non sans quelques critiques, tout le monde
Monsieur Malaussène au théâtre by Daniel Pennac( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'humour. Roman policier (énigme)
La débauche by Daniel Pennac( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in French and Italian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un matin, au Jardin des Plantes, les visiteurs découvrent un étrange pensionnaire. Qui est ce 'chômer d'Europe', enfermé dans un cage? D'épopée médiatique, ce spectacle incongru se transforme beintôt en affaire policière. Encensée par la critique et le public, un œvre jubilatoire, qui mêle le suspense à l a satire sociale"--Page 4 of cover
Kamo et moi by Daniel Pennac( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après L'Agence Babel et L'Evasion de Kamo, le narrateur retrouve son inséparable ami Kamo. Leur professeur de français leur donne un sujet de rédaction qui provoque une véritable épidémie dans la classe
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Eye of the wolf
Write to killDogThe fairy gunmotherThe scapegoatEye of the wolfAux fruits de la passion : romanMonsieur Malaussène : romanMessieurs les enfants : roman
Alternative Names

controlled identityNacray, J.-B.

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Nacray, J.-B

Penaks, Daniels, 1944-


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Pennacchioni Daniel

Pennacchioni, Daniel 1944-

Tardi-Pennac, ... 1944-

Даніель Пеннак

Пеннак Д.

Пеннак Даниэль

דניאל פנק

פנק, דניאל.

פנק, דניאל. בת־עדה חגית

بيناتشيوني، دانيال، 1944-

دانيال بناك روائي فرنسي

دانيال بيناك، 1944-

دانیل پنک نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس فرانسوی

دانیێل پێناک

დანიელ პენაკი

페나크, 다니엘 1944-

페낙, 다니엘 1944-


ペナック, ダニエル

达尼埃尔·佩纳克 法国作家