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Nicholas (Le Petit Nicolas #1)

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Nicholas is the first 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 as home and his touchingly naive reaction to situations, cut through the preconceptions of adults and result in a formidable sequence of escapades. This first book in ...more
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published June 14th 2005 by Phaidon Press (first published March 29th 1959)
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Mariel
Dec 08, 2010 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my Hobbes
Recommended to Mariel by: #$#$@#!! (that's the Peanuts adults)
Remember that time when I punched you in the nose? And then you punched me in the nose? And we all started crying and then everything was okay again?

Homa Sharifmousavi
همین الان یادم اومد اول دوم دبستان که بودم،تابستون هم بود فکر کنم، یه مدت صبح بیدار میشدم نیکولا کوچولو میخوندم. ...more
Mahdi
کتاب شیرینی که از داستانای جدا جدایی تشکیل شده و به شرح و تفصیل شیطنت های بی پایان نیکولا و دوستان کوچولوی شرورش می پردازه.
کتاب صوتیش رو گوش دادم، و تا حالا بهترین کتاب صوتی ای بوده که گوش دادم، به خاطر لحن عالی خواننده. یک جوری متن ها را می خوند که انگار خودش نوشته و احساسات رو خیلی خوب با لحنش ادا می کرد.
Manny
Apr 09, 2012 Manny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want something easy and funny in French
Recommended to Manny by: Mariel
Max And Lili Visit My School

Today when I arrived at school everyone was very excited because there were two new kids called Max and Lili. My friend Alceste told me they had come from the year 2012 in a time machine, I asked Alceste what a time machine was but he was eating a sandwich, Alceste eats all the time and his mouth is always full so he pointed at Agnan and told me to ask him. Agnan is top of the class and the teacher's pet, he's no fun because he wears glasses so you can't hit him when
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Rachel
Dec 23, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lit
Funny, cute, and sweet. Lovely visit with childhood friends.



"Moi, je serais la plus belle de toutes et toi, tu m'apporterais des fleurs."
Ahmad Sharabiani
Le Petit Nicolas (Le Petit Nicolas #1), René Goscinny
عنوانها: نيكولا كوچولو؛ نیکولا مرد کوچک؛ ماجراهای نیکولا کوچولو؛
عنوان: نيكولا كوچولو؛ نویسنده: رنه گوسینی؛ سامپه؛
Kim
Dec 06, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite metro book in France. I sometimes had to be really refrain myself from laughing out loud (I got really good at disguising laughter with a cough).
Kimberlee
Aug 07, 2007 Kimberlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 8-ish and up
I read this book to review for the library I work at, and I seriously just pulled it off the shelf because I liked the way the cover looked. It's about a young French boy, Nicholas, and his school friends. It's written in first-person as Nicholas, and what I found particularly endearing was the way the sentences read as though they were really written by a seven year old. They run on, but are clear to understand. Each chapter is like a short story or an individual episode, and his reactions to t ...more
Emily
Sep 14, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
I have fond memories of reading some of these stories in their original form (I think) in my 10th grade French class (sadly, these are the ONLY fond memories I have of studying French!). Goscinny's endearingly naughty little boys made a wonderfully refreshing change from the forced profundities of Le Petit Prince, to say nothing of the banal social lives of the dopey looking Parisian teens who populated a text-book called "Nos Amis". Sempe's cartoonishly simply but wickedly expressive illustrati ...more
Amy
Dec 07, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading this book! I also found myself reading it out loud to anyone in my family who would listen. It gave me a glimpse into the mind of my boy and my overgrown boy (husband). So if you want to kind of see how your 7ish year old boy (and his friends) think, read this hilarious book! Sooo cute.
Rana Heshmati
Dec 12, 2013 Rana Heshmati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rana by: خیلی ها! :دی
من به خودم افتخار میکنم که خوندم اینو بالاخره :دی
:)))))
اصلنم مهم نیست که باید خیلی وقت پیش میخوندمش! خیلی کیف داد واقعا :>
ممنونم از تمام دست اندر کاران (مخصوصا بشری) و تمام پیشنهاد دهندگان :دی
Mariana
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Melinda Thomsen
Mar 10, 2013 Melinda Thomsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Le Petit Nicolas series was a great way to improve my fluency in French. It was easy enough to read for pleasure and the vocabulary repeated enough so I actually learned new words! I used these words in conversation with my French teachers and friends while I lived in France and they were quite impressed because I was using slang. Since this book is written for kids, it helped me learn the language like they did. The sentences were quite easy to translate and I got into the rhythm of the ...more
Lisa
Jan 03, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Je voudrais apporté tous ces livres chez moi de la France, mais je n'ai que celui-ci. C'est merveilleux et si charmant! cinq étoiles! (et j'ai besoin de pratiquer mon français beaucoup!)
Malapata
Mar 05, 2014 Malapata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Todo el humor de Goscinny para contarnos el mundo a través de un niño. Pequeñas historias que se leen de un tirón sin perder la sonrisa. Como muestra os copio el principio de una de ellas:

"Es el cumpleaños de mi mamá y he decidido comprarle un regalo como todos los años, desde el año pasado, porque antes yo era demasiado pequeño.
Cogí las monedas que tenía en mi hucha y afortunadamente había muchas, porque da la casualidad de que mamá me dio dinero ayer..."
Colin Hogan
Apr 06, 2008 Colin Hogan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this with my French tutor last fall, but I finally got around to finish all of the episodes. There are laugh-out-loud moments in this book, but I was especially stunned by all of the violence in it. I didn't catch that so much the last time I read a Petit Nicolas book. I guess little kids are like that, but it was strange.

Great, though, especially if you're looking for a enjoyable book that isn't too hard in French.
Brenda
J'aime ce livre et c'est génial pour apprendre ecrir mieux en français!
Drunkenness Books
Aug 26, 2014 Drunkenness Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ecrit bien avant ma naissance, ce livre a pourtant bercé mon enfance et faisait partie de mes livres préférés en tant que lectrice en herbe. En primaire, notre instituteur nous avez même fait jouer certains de ces chapitres durant les spectacles de fin d’année ! Bref comme vous l’aurez compris, ce livre a eu une certaine importance dans mes débuts de jeune lectrice….


Quinze ans plus tard, je ne peux toujours pas résister à la tentation d’en lire un chapitre en passant. Pleine d’humour et de nosta
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Jean
Mar 23, 2008 Jean rated it really liked it
What a hysterical book! This is a French translation that was originally published in 1959, so it depicts a time that has gone by (Nicholas points out that his family doesn't have a television yet). But both kids and adults will enjoy this first person account of incidents in Nicholas' life. We see how much fun young boys have just being boys. For instance, Nicholas describes playing cowboys with his friends. When no one will volunteer to be tied up to be the prisoner, his dad volunteers. This p ...more
Umut
Feb 22, 2016 Umut rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pıtırcık’ın öykülerini René Goscinny yazmış. Araya serpiştirilen resimler Jean Jacques Sempé’ye ait. Sempé’nin ülkemizde bilindik işi yok. Ama Red Kit ve Asteriks’in senaryolarını yazan Goscinny çoğumuza tanıdık gelecektir. Pıtırcık’ın dünyası, benimde dahil olduğum 90 kuşağının dünyasında geçiyor. Cep telefonu, bilgisayar, video oyunu yok. Top oynuyor, cam kırıyor, derste yaramazlık yapıyorlar. Harika çevirisi ile çocukların kelime dağarcığına müthiş faydalı. Tahminen 80’li yıllardaki çeviriler ...more
Faeze Taheri
Dec 29, 2014 Faeze Taheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
فوقالعاده بود:))))
يني وقتي نشسته بودم تو سالن و ميخوندمش و قهقهه ميزدم و چند تا خانومم بودن، گفتم حتمن فك ميكنن يه ديوونهام.
ميشه گاهي كه دلم خنده ميخواد يكي از داستانشو بخونم باز:دي

بعدالتحریر: فکر میکنم این یکی لایق بیشترین ستاره است، لااقل 5 تا:)
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Quique Castillo Aguilera
Cuando lee "El pequeño Nicolás", uno tiene la sensación de que está leyendo el diario de infancia del padre de Manolito Gafotas, del que este debió de beber para tener sus propias aventuras, pero sin duda uno termina quedando con la sensación de que el hijo ha terminado superando al padre, de que el aprendiz ha acabado sobreponiéndose al maestro; eso, o uno le tiene demasiado cariño a la saga de Elvira Lindo, cosa que no se puede dudar tampoco. He disfrutado de la lectura de esta colección de na ...more
Kara
Apr 27, 2015 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book contains a series of 16 short stories, by the end of which you get to know all the little guys and the weird adults (well, according to Nicholas). The stories lend snapshots into the seemingly simple life of an 8-year-old boy shuffling between home and school. All the adults end up feeling horrified at some point, be it the parents, the teacher or just a random seller in a toy store. The kids never stop making us scream, sigh and fall sick. The best part is that they do it unintentional ...more
Marianna Chatziiosif
Ο μικρός Νικόλας αποτελεί αδιαμφισβήτητα έναν από τους ήρωες της παιδικής μου ηλικίας. Τα βιβλία που περιγράφουν τις περιπέτειες του υπήρξαν από τα πρώτα βιβλία που με θυμάμαι να δανείζομαι στο δημοτικό από την κινητή δανειστική βιβλιοθήκη η οποία ερχόταν κάθε Παρασκευή κ στάθμευε έξω απο το σχολείο μου. Ένα λευκό βαν γεμάτο παιδικά βιβλία, ένας μικρός παράδεισος για μας τα παιδιά που αγαπουσαμε τα βιβλια. Εκεί ανακάλυψα το μικρό Νικολα και την παρεα του και ολοι τους έμειναν ανεξίτηλοι στη μνήμ ...more
Isabel
Feb 18, 2015 Isabel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
P. 139 - "Mas aí, o Aniano ficou muito chateado porque não tinha barcos para brincar. Explicou-me que tinha muito poucos brinquedos, que tinha sobretudo livros. Felizmente, eu sei fazer barcos de papel e agarrámos nas folhas do livro de aritmética. Claro que tivemos cuidado para que o Aniano possa voltar a colar as páginas no livro, porque é muito feio fazer mal a um livro, a uma árvore ou a um animal."
Jill
Jun 18, 2011 Jill rated it liked it
I judged a book by its spine and chose this book off the shelf at the library!

This is a book originally written in French which has been translated into English. It's told in the point-of-view of a little boy, probably about seven years old. He gets into a ton of funny situations and he is always in trouble and fighting with his friends.

This is like the French version of Junie B. Jones, in that both of the books have a very authentic kid voice! This book was funny, and it really sounded like a s
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Gülay Cansever
May 19, 2016 Gülay Cansever rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-kitap
çok eğlenceli bir kitap. çocuk kitabı demek istemiyorum çünkü okurken çok keyif aldım
Razvan Zamfirescu
Spicuiri din recenzia finala care se gaseste pe blogul meu




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Da, e idilică viața puștanilor care-l înconjoară pe Nicolas, dar cui îi pasă? Eu nu-mi aduc aminte să fi văzut răutate în lume pe când aveam 7 sau 8 ani. Eram toți în lumea noastră, inocentă, plină de posibil, trăiam cu succes și efectiv sloganul celor de la Nike. Or Goscinny exact asta vrea să redea: fascinanta și ireala lume imposibilă a vieții de copil.

N-ai cum să nu-l îndrăgești pe Nicolas! Eu când naiv, c
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Virginia Li
I am currently still in the process of reading the french book "Le petit Nicolas." This is a ongoing process, as I am a french student and reading french is a challenge for me. However, this is a good book for a french learner as the stories are short, ironic, and funny, and is quite easy to read. I love how le petit nicolas (the small nicolas) really demonstrates the perspectives and world of children, and how they judge their daily interactions. I feel that because the book is written from a c ...more
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René Goscinny was a French author, editor and humorist, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age).

Series:
* Asterix
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