The Crown of Thorns




Total Pages:136



Books Description:

First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

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Le Roman jeunesse au coeur de l'apprentissage

Author:Charlotte Guerette

Publisher:Éditions Hurtubise


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

Une approche simple et originale pour développer les compétences chez les élèves et faire croître leur motivation et leur intérêt pour la lecture. Cet ouvrage propose: • un survol de l'histoire du roman jeunesse dans plusieurs pays et en plusieurs langues (France, Royaume-Uni, États-Unis, Québec, etc.); • environ 40 fiches de lecture complètes comprenant activités de préparation, de consolidation et de prolongement de la lecture, répertoriées par catégorie et par domaine général de formation; • des recommandations de lectures avec minirésumé; • des liens étroits et explicites avec le programme du MEQ (les compétences transversales et disciplinaires); • des index exhaustifs d'ouvrages pour les jeunes (de 6 à 13 ans); • de très nombreuses autres ressources pour les enseignants.

Le français et la littérature de jeunesse au CRPE

Author:Daniel Armogathe

Publisher:Armand Colin


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

Cet ouvrage a été conçu pour répondre aux besoins précis des candidats au concours de recrutement du professorat des écoles (CRPE), modifié en mai 2005. Il leur permettra de préparer efficacement les épreuves écrites d'admissibilité en français et l'épreuve orale d'admission en littérature de jeunesse. Ces épreuves majeures du concours comportent désormais une synthèse de documents, une question de grammaire, une question complémentaire et une épreuve orale portant sur la littérature de jeunesse. Suivant point par point les textes offi ciels, les auteurs, tous formateurs en lettres pour ce concours (IUFM), proposent une méthodologie précise pour répondre aux attentes des jurys académiques, une série de sujets corrigés et deux exercices d'entraînement. Ce livre aidera puissamment les candidats à réunir les conditions nécessaires à la réussite au concours.

Sweet Sixteen

Author:Elizabeth Pipko

Publisher:Archway Publishing


Total Pages:66



Books Description:

This collection offers a poetic and heartbreaking guide to the trials and tribulations of today’s teenagers—a must-read for every teenager and their parents. “Shimmering with poignancy, Elizabeth Pipko’s poems evoke the joy and trials of adolescence. This is a book to be savored slowly. Readers can connect in a very personal and emotional way to the images her words paint.” - Kitty Pilgrim, award-winning journalist and writer

The Count of Monte Cristo

Author:Alexandre Dumas

Publisher:Library of Alexandria


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Author:Jennifer L. Holm

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers


Total Pages:208



Books Description:

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather! Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility. And don’t miss the much-anticipated sequel, The Third Mushroom! "Warm, witty and wise"—The New York Times "Awesomely strange and startlingly true-to-life. It makes you wonder what's possible." -- Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

Trampoline Boy

Author:Nan Forler

Publisher:Tundra Books


Total Pages:48



Books Description:

A lyrical picture book about the joy of jumping -- and a springboard for discussion about unique perspectives. Through the eyes of a character we only know as Trampoline Boy, we are invited to understand how he sees the world. His favorite thing to do is jump up and down, up and down on his trampoline. Kids walk by and tease him, but he remains steadfast and calm. One day, a quietly exuberant girl, Peaches, is fascinated by his jumping. Trampoline Boy wordlessly invites her to jump with him, and by spending this time with him, Peaches and readers get to see how important and valuable different perspectives are.


Author:Henri Bergson

Publisher:Courier Corporation


Total Pages:112



Books Description:

Bergson explores why people laugh and what laughter means. A classic statement of the principles of humor, it explores what it is in language that makes a joke funny.

To Love a Scoundrel

Author:Kristina Cook

Publisher:Kristina Cook


Total Pages:352



Books Description:

More than a decade before Henry, Lord Mandeville met his match in UNLACED, his sister, Lady Eleanor Ashton, learned what it's like TO LOVE A SCOUNDREL in this poignant prequel to the "Undone by Love" series! "Sensual, emotional...a yummy treat for Regency fans." -- RT Book Reviews, 4 stars! "Luscious...will keep you turning the pages until the sun comes up!" --NYTimes bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries Frederick Stoneham is an unapologetic rake, thoroughly enjoying his position as one of London's most disreputable rogues. When his father arranges for him to wed Lady Eleanor Ashton, a well-bred marquess's daughter, he's perfectly agreeable. After all, the girl he remembers is not the type to demand his attentions or insist he abandon his mistress. But when he becomes reacquainted with his betrothed, he realizes he's made a terrible mistake--far more so than he ever imagined. Eleanor is devastated to learn that her father has arranged for her to marry Frederick Stoneham--the wild, hellion of a boy she has secretly pined after all these years, despite his shocking reputation. They both beg off the engagement: Eleanor because she's scared he will break her heart; Frederick because he thinks he's not worthy of her. But when they are forced to travel together to Devonshire, Frederick's true nature is revealed--and Eleanor finds herself drawn to him once more, unable to resist getting to know the man behind the carefully created facade. Their passion in undeniable, but can Eleanor risk her heart to a rogue? Can she find Frederick worthy, when no one else ever has?

After We Collided

Author:Anna Todd

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:688



Books Description:

Book 2 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up one billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose...except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED...Life will never be the same. #HESSA After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself. Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses. Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life. Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change...for love?

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Author:Olivier Tallec

Publisher:Kids Can Press Ltd


Total Pages:36



Books Description:

Can a squirrel ever get what a squirrel wants most? The squirrel loves a particular tree (“MY tree”) and is happiest sitting in its shade eating pinecones (“MY pinecones”). But then the squirrel starts worrying. What if someone else wants to claim this tree, to call it THEIRs? So, the squirrel builds a massive wall around the tree. One that no one can get over. Perfect! Only, now the squirrel can’t see what’s beyond the wall. There may be a better tree out there, full of pinecones. Maybe even a whole forest of better trees … Believe every squirrel ever: the never-ending quest for MINE is sure to drive you nuts!

Le petit chaperon qui n'était pas rouge

Author:Sandrine Beau,Marie Desbons

Publisher:Editions Milan


Total Pages:40



Books Description:

"Il était une fois une petite fille à qui sa grand-mère avait tricoté un long manteau bleu et une chaude chapka bleue, si bien que tout le monde l'appelait la 'Petite Fille bleue'." Ça vous rappelle quelque chose ? Une version originale du fameux conte, revisité dans les teintes froides et bleutées des grandes plaines glaciales de Russie. Et, pour mieux surprendre les lecteurs, un petit jeu les attend à la fin de l'histoire : choisir la chute qu'ils préfèrent parmi quatre suggestions, où même inventer leur propre fin et l'écrire dans le livre. Un album qui a reçu le prix des Incorruptibles 2015-2016.


Author:Sara Pennypacker



Total Pages:288



Books Description:

National Book Award Longlist * New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World, Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel, coming in 2020!

Histoire de l'Aquitaine

Author:Michel Suffran



Total Pages:314



Books Description:

L'histoire de l'Aquitaine est une fresque, mais une fresque dont les statues sont vivantes. Une tapisserie, mais qu'agite un vent furieux. Dès le premier instant où un chasseur, quelque 35 000 ans avant J.-C., applique le sceau de sa main enduite d'ocre contre la paroi d'une caverne périgourdine, commence cette très longue épopée d'une région modelée par l'homme au long des siècles. Car l'Aquitaine n'est pas une fatalité géographique, mais une permanente conquête. Zone élective d'échange entre la haute terre et l'océan, balafrée par l'énorme blessure de l'estuaire de la Garonne, l'Aquitaine a dû à sa seule volonté de devenir un pays aux limites mouvantes, mais à la spécificité inébranlable. Avant-poste de la romanité en Gaule, royaume mérovingien, puis carolingien, duché, possession anglaise, province française enfin, ravagée d'invasions, labourée de migrations, déchirée de conflits religieux, l'Aquitaine a su demeurer fidèle à son destin et ne perdre dans tous ces avatars ni son identité, ni son âme. Et c'est elle qui, pour finir, a conquis ses conquérants. D'étonnantes figures sont venues la symboliser et marquer son histoire éclatante ou secrète : la reine Aliénor, le Prince Noir, l'archevêque Pey-Berland, Montaigne, les ducs d'Epernon, les grands Intendants du xviiie siècle, Montesquieu, ont servi et exalté son génie. Mais l'histoire de l'Aquitaine, c'est celle, aussi et surtout, d'une prise de conscience collective : des mouvements populaires comme la Commune de Guyenne au xvie, l'Ormée au xviie, le fédéralisme des Girondins sous la Révolution, ont puissamment affirmé une personnalité qui a fait de cette terre frondeuse un étonnant miroir de l'aventure humaine.

La Petite Poucette et les Cailloux blancs

Author:Sandrine Beau,Marie Desbons

Publisher:Editions Milan


Total Pages:40



Books Description:

Il était une fois une petite fille qui vivait avec ses 6 soeurs dans une forêt de baobabs dans le sud de l'Afrique. Tout le monde la surnommait la Petite Poucette, en raison de sa très petite taille. Sa famille était pauvre. Si pauvre qu'un jour, les parents de la Petite Poucette, ne pouvant plus nourrir leurs enfants, décidèrent de les perdre dans la savane... Cette histoire vous semble familière ? Vous croyez connaître la suite ? Ne vous fiez pas aux apparences ! Il s'agit là d'une version totalement inédite du conte du "Petit Poucet"... réécrit avec beaucoup d'humour et de fantaisie !

Choses bues

Author:Jacques Dupont



Total Pages:306



Books Description:

Dans le monde du vin, Jacques Dupont est une référence. Etrangement, s’il est l’auteur des guides de l’hebdomadaire Le Point qui font autorité, il n’avait jamais écrit d’ouvrage personnel. Choses bues est à la fois l’autobiographie d’un dégustateur hors pair, la traversée drôlatique et riche en anecdotes d’un monde souvent secret, les coulisses d’une économie, et surtout, l’exercice d’admiration d’un promeneur dans la France des caves et des vignes. Ecrit au cours de nombreuses années de dégustations et de rencontres humaines, ce livre révèle que le vin est affaire non seulement de goût, donc de subjectivité, mais aussi le résultat aléatoire de l’histoire, de la civilisation, la rencontre de la main de l’homme et du terroir. Sait-on que le Médoc aujourd’hui bien côté, était hier une terre ingrate couleur de cendre ? De la Bourgogne, dont Stendhal disait que « sans ses vins admirables, je trouverais que rien au monde n’est plus laid que cette fameuse Côte d’or », comment comprendre la complexité des parcelles ou des lieux-dits ? Sait-on que la Romanée Conti tire sa gloire mondiale d’un petit hectare ? Doit-on se fier à l’érudition arrogante des spécialistes ? Faut-il inscrire les vins du Gers à la sécurité sociale pour les maladies qu’ils soignent ? Pourquoi un vieux Champagne sent-il le sac à pain ? De l’Yonne de son enfance à la Bourgogne cachée, du bordelais patricien aux viticultrices de l’Alsace, du Languedoc en crise au boom l’investissement dans les vignes, Jacques Dupont nous entraîne à sa suite. Avec émotion, liberté, au hasard de l’histoire, le nez d’exception au vent...