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Pennac, Daniel

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Most widely held works by Daniel Pennac
Better than life by Daniel Pennac( Book )

167 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,986 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 Benjamin Renner( Visual )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond
Dog by Daniel Pennac( Book )

76 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescued from certain death by a kindly dog at the city dump, an abandoned puppy grows up fending for himself until he finds a home with a willful little girl. Could she be the mistress of his dreams
Write to kill by Daniel Pennac( Book )

97 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 844 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
The scapegoat by Daniel Pennac( Book )

125 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 778 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
The fairy gunmother by Daniel Pennac( Book )

118 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 776 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
Eye of the wolf by Daniel Pennac( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 601 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 )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 575 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 )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'humour. Roman policier (énigme)
Messieurs les enfants : roman by Daniel Pennac( Book )

67 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 502 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 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'humour. Roman de société
L'œil du loup by Daniel Pennac( Book )

80 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in French and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un zoo, un enfant et un vieux loup borgne se fixent, œil dans l'œil. Toute la vie du loup défile au fond de son œil : une vie sauvage en Alaska, une espèce menacée par les hommes. L'œil de l'enfant raconte la vie d'un petit Africain qui a parcouru toute l'Afrique pour survivre, et qui possède un don précieux celui de conter des histoires qui font rire et rêver
Journal d'un corps by Daniel Pennac( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 281 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
Chagrin d'école by Daniel Pennac( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La question de l'école est abordée du point de vue du mauvais élève, mêlant souvenirs autobiographiques et réflexions sur la pédagogie et les dysfonctionnements de l'institution scolaire, sur le rôle des parents et le souhait des jeunes de savoir et d'apprendre
Kamo : l'agenzia Babele by Daniel Pennac( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi Kamo doit-il absolument apprendre l'anglais en trois mois? Qui est donc Cathy, sa mysterieuse correspondante de l'agence Babel? Se moque-t-elle de lui? Est-elle folle? Devient-il fou?
Des chrétiens et des Maures by Daniel Pennac( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and held by 163 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
Kamo's escape by Daniel Pennac( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 158 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
Monsieur Malaussène au théâtre by Daniel Pennac( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'humour. Roman policier (énigme)
L'occhio del lupo by Daniel Pennac( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in Italian and French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born worlds apart - a wolf from the North and a boy from Africa. The wolf has lost nearly everything on his way to the zoo, including his eye and his pack. The boy too has lost much and seen terrible things. They stand either side of the wolf's enclosure and make their stories known to each other
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Eye of the wolf
Alternative Names

controlled identityNacray, J.-B.

Daniel Pennac écrivain français

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Daniel Pennac francouzský spiosvatel

Daniel Pennac Frans schrijver

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Daniel Pennac fransk manusforfattar og skribent

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Daniel Pennac französischer Autor

Daniel Pennac scrittore francese

Daniel Pennacchioni French author

Nacray, J.-B

Penaks, Daniels, 1944-


Pennac, Daniel

Pennac, Daniel, 1944-

Pennacchioni, Daniel

Pennacchioni, Daniel 1944-

Pouy, Jean-Bernard, 1946-

Raynal, Patrick, 1946-

Tardi-Pennac, ... 1944-

Даніель Пеннак

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

DogWrite to killThe scapegoatThe fairy gunmotherEye of the wolfAux fruits de la passion : romanMonsieur Malaussène : romanMessieurs les enfants : roman