Nicholas

Description

Nicholas is the first in a series of five books, that bring to life the day-to-day adventures of a young school boy - amusing, endearing and always in trouble. An only child, Nicholas appears older at school than he does at home; his touchingly naive reactions to different situations cut through the preconceptions of adults to result in a formidable sequence of escapades. This first book in the series contains a collection of 19 individual stories in which, despite trying to be good, Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some sort of mischief. In the school room, at home and in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous - at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, rescuing a 'stray' dog, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse. This hilarious and heart-warming book will ignite laughter in children and adults alike. These stories of Nicholas' cureless antics blend a wonderfully imaginative sense of humour with a refreshing take on life, to leave a lingering aftertaste of ageless romantic charm in any reader.

Details

Author(s)
Rene Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempe, Anthea Bell
Format
Paperback | 136 pages
Dimensions
145 x 214 x 14mm | 231.33g
Publication date
30 Mar 2011
Publisher
Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0714861154
ISBN13
9780714861159
Bestsellers rank
17,917