Trouvés 12 documents.
Trouvés 12 documents.
New York : Europa, 2019
Résumé: This heartwarming story is about two unlikely friends who give each other the courage to do what they never thought possible. Through their trials and tribulations, they realize that they can always rely on each other to be there. Our story opens with Billie and Franck trapped in a gorge in the Cévennes Mountains. As Franck lies unconscious, Billie appeals to a star for protection by telling stories from their lives. Billie vividly recollects how her friendship with Franck changed her life and struggles with the idea that–thanks to her mistake–she might lose him forever. They met a decade prior when they were assigned as acting partners in class. For the first time, Billie felt someone respected her and Franck didn’t feel so alone. The blossoming of their friendship was comforting for both pitted against the harsh realities they faced. Billie is tough because she has to be: her mother left her when she was just an infant and she lives in poverty with her abusive father and stepmother. Franck is more reserved, afraid to reveal who he really is to his unemployed homophobic father for fear of being rejected. Together Billie and Franck rescue each other. These two outcasts find a home together in Anna Gavalda’s moving portrayal of platonic love and how far two people are willing to go for each other. Quirky, but gritty, this charming and emotional ode is for anyone who has felt the transformative power of friendship.
Milano : Carthusia, copyr. 2019
Résumé: L'opera, finalista del "Silent Book Contest 2018", è la storia di un sogno. Un sogno custodito dentro una grande valigia, che un bambino trascina faticosamente lontano da un mondo desolante, distrutto da violenza e guerre. Fuori dalla valigia solo macerie e dolore. Dentro il sogno di una vita e una famiglia felici, a cui il bambino si tiene saldamente attaccato.
London : Usborne, 2018
Résumé: Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
Rimini : L'escursionista, 2014
Trekking week-end ; 10
New York : Vintage books, 2010
Résumé: Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his family doesn’t want him anymore, Max flees home, finds a boat and sails away. Arriving on an island, he meets strange and giant creatures who rage and break things, who trample and scream. These beasts do everything Max feels inside, and so, Max appoints himself their king. Here, on a magnificent adventure with these funny and complex monsters, Max can be the wildest thing of all. In this visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic work, Dave Eggers brings an imaginary world vividly to life, telling the story of a lonely boy navigating the emotional journey away from boyhood.
New York : Europa, 2007
Résumé: Daniel is the thirty-three-year-old heir to the checkered fortunes of the Sonninos, a Jewish-Italian family whose staggering rise and fall provides the backdrop to this remarkable tragicomedy. Daniel is on bad terms with himself, having inerited both his grandfather's extravagant passions and his father's glum servility. He is prone to the excess typical of his class—despite his family's crumbling textile empire—and is victim of a crippling infatuation with Gaia, the fountainhead of his erotic fantasties and fetishes. In Piperno's urgent, explosive writing, Daniel Sonnino emerges as an unlikely hero in a modern saga of personal liberty and public ritual, love and war, sex and betrayal, sin and forgiveness, set in the opulent neighborhoods of contemporary Rome. Winner of the prestigious 2005 Campiello Prize for Best First Novel and the 2005 Viareggio Prize, The Worse Intentions was the most talked-about debut for an Italian novelist in decades. It sold 80,000 copies in its first two weeks of publication, prompting Italy's leading daily newspaper to describe it as "a dangerous novel...Right from the title, this daring book proclaims the furiously bellicose and iconoclastic spirit that drives it." (La Repubblica) Reminiscent of Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, The Worst Intentions is a lavish, important novel by one of Italy's most talented and promising young writers.
Venezia : Marsilio, 2005
Letteratura universale Marsilio ; 148 - Elsinore
Résumé: In una landa desolata, dove si è nascosta al mondo per custodire un terribile segreto, la giovane Matilda rievoca in punto di morte, in una lettera-confessione a un amico, la sua breve, tragica storia di solitudine e dell'amore ritrovato, e poi crudelmente tradito, proprio dall'essere da lei più amato, suo padre, che l'ha coinvolta e contaminata con la sua passione proibita e sommamente colpevole. Attraverso la disillusione, il dolore, i sentimenti esasperati, la straordinaria emotività e intensità, la complessità e ambiguità di questa eroina romantica, Mary Shelley esprime la propria e l'altrui sofferenza femminile, rievocata nelle figure mitiche con cui Matilda viene associata.
London : Puffin, 2002
Résumé: At thirteen years old, Adrian Mole has more than his fair share of problems - spots, ill-health, parents threatening to divorce, rejection of his poetry and much more - all recorded with brilliant humour in his diary.
London : Vintage Books, 2000
Résumé: Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish. It was THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA that won for Hemingway the Nobel Prize of Literature. Here, in a perfectly crafted story is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of a man's challenge to the elements in which he lives.
London : printed for J. Harris (successor to E. Newbery), corner of St. Paul's churchyard, [1805?])