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Viou (Viou #1)

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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)
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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
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).
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.
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 ~
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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
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