Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Viou (Viou, #1)” as Want to Read:
Viou (Viou, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Viou (Viou #1)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Sylvie eut l'impression qu'elle allait, d'un coup de jarret, s'élever à quelques mètres au-dessus du sol. De toute la classe, c'était elle qui courait le plus vite. Cependant, nul dans la famille ne semblait prendre garde à ce talent exceptionnel. Inexplicablement, les grandes personnes, quand elles s'occupaient des enfants, n'accordaient d'importance qu'à leurs études. " ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 16th 1999 by J'ai lu (first published 1980)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Viou, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Viou

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Melanie
Dec 16, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: français, i-own
Sylvie, who also goes by the nickname Viou is an 8 years old little girl, who's world was turn upside down when her father died in ww2, two years ago. Since then, she's been living with her grandparents in the french countryside (Le Puy), while her mother tries to makes end meet in Paris.
In Le Puy, she surrounded by the absence of both her parents, the memory of a father she barely remembers and the strict moral of her very religious and cold grand-mother. There she will also have to deal with m
...more
Cathy
Apr 18, 2009 Cathy rated it it was ok
Unremarkable story of 8yo Sylvie ('Viou') who lives with grandparents after the wartime death of her doctor father and her mother's absence earning a living in Paris. Sylvie endures many vivid trials, large (seeing her grandfather buried in the family vault) and small (lying about a school grade).
Nancy
Feb 22, 2015 Nancy rated it really liked it
Shelves: france, 2015, francais
Je l'ai lu en francais. It's a sweet and simple story about and from the point of view of an 8-year-old girl in 1946. After her father is killed in the war, she is sent to live with his parents in a small town while her mother stays in Paris to earn a living. Even though I haven't read French in years, I had no trouble following this story.
Cindy
Jan 19, 2014 Cindy added it
i've read that book for school.

i was around 15 years old.

i'm listing the book i have and trying to remember what i read for my high schoolyears ...
i don't really remember what that book is about
Sorry ~
Terje Berg-hansen
Terje Berg-hansen rated it liked it
Dec 17, 2012
Elen
Elen rated it liked it
Sep 28, 2015
Christina
Christina rated it it was amazing
Jul 14, 2014
Skr
Skr rated it it was amazing
Sep 16, 2013
Rose
Rose rated it liked it
May 11, 2012
Fani
Fani rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2011
Flo
Flo rated it liked it
Aug 18, 2009
Marianne
Marianne rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2016
Yseult Marique
Yseult Marique rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2013
Marcelle
Marcelle rated it it was amazing
Jul 13, 2015
Anne
Anne rated it really liked it
Feb 19, 2014
Elisa
Elisa rated it liked it
Mar 22, 2014
Camila
Camila rated it liked it
Jul 08, 2015
Marina
Marina rated it liked it
Aug 26, 2011
Laurie
Laurie rated it really liked it
Mar 28, 2011
Katy Oakes
Katy Oakes rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2014
Nanou
Nanou rated it did not like it
Dec 18, 2015
Mélanie
Mélanie rated it liked it
Dec 22, 2011
Vincent
Vincent rated it really liked it
Jun 12, 2014
Marie Lergenmuller
Marie Lergenmuller rated it liked it
Nov 18, 2014
Paraskevi Dimoudi
Paraskevi Dimoudi rated it it was ok
Sep 17, 2014
Joanne Maidment
Joanne Maidment rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2009
Tatiana
Tatiana rated it it was amazing
Feb 24, 2015
Firas Benseghir
Firas Benseghir rated it really liked it
Feb 01, 2015
Marion Fiorentino
Marion Fiorentino rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2014
Isabelle
Isabelle rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
33200
He was a french author, biographer, historian and novelist.

Troyat was born Levon Aslan Torossian in Moscow to parents of Armenian descent. His family fled Russia in anticipation of revolution. After a long exodus taking them to the Caucasus on to Crimea and later by sea to Constantinople and then Venice, the family finally settled in Paris in 1920, where young Troyat was schooled and later earned
...more
More about Henri Troyat...

Other Books in the Series

Viou (3 books)
  • Sylvie (Viou, #2)
  • Le troisième bonheur (Viou, #3)

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »