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Je m'appelle LIVRE et je vais vous raconter mon histoire

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  604 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Quand Livre raconte sa propre vie, c’est une histoire de plus de 5000 ans qui commence !

Des tablettes sumériennes à l'arrivée de l'e-book, Livre présente avec beaucoup d'humour son autobiographie. Et sa vie se lit comme un roman ! Les 20 petits chapitres se savourent comme des friandises : Livre nous apprend qu'il a eu sa période rock and roll pendant des siècles, que grâc
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 23rd 2015 by Nathan jeunesse (first published September 18th 2014)
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Kirsty
Book is a really different and interesting little read. It follows the history of the written word from stone tablet through to ereader in a really cute way. As a book lover I enjoyed it. As a social historian I loved it as you saw the impact the development of the written word had on the development of society.
Matt Shelter
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A charming meander through the history of books - from the earliest clay tablets to the ebook.
Joanne Traylor
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Possibly the best book I’ve ever read. Definitely in top 5. Couldn’t put it down!
Hawraa Alsaleh
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is very interesting. The “Book” is personified and is speaking for itself and it’s talking about its timeline in an interesting and attractive way. It’s like “Book” is speaking face to face with the reader in a funny way! Excellent choice of view point to write.

“Is this person about to read me? I’m thinking.”

“And believe me, it felt good to be so portable. Not only was I a carrier of the imagination, influencing the world of ideas, but I could be carried across continents in a bag o
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Dipali
If you know me, I love books about books! When I first saw this at a bookstore a couple of weeks ago, I was intrigued and excited. Book (alternatively published as My Name is Book) is a succinct summary of the history of books, as narrated by the book himself! The illustrations and quotes are great! While I largely knew most of the history, I did learn some new bits.
Biblio
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Educational and witty. An easy and enjoyable read.
Emily Simms
Just loved the concept and turns out book has a lot to say
Moushumi Ghosh
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A page turning origin story of humankind's best invention told by Book itself. Such a moving tribute to the written, typed and electronic word. ...more
Dana Grimes
Short but interesting history of writing. I'm not sure how well this will go over with a younger audience, but as an adult reader I found it enjoyable enough. ...more
Stacy
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the first half quite a bit.
Kirsten Murphy
I absolutely loved this book! What a fantastic look at the history of the book as a personal narrative from the book itself! Book lovers should definitely give this a read!
Alicia Papp
A sweet little book about the history of books told by a book. Cute!
Thehappymeerkat
I received this book (2016 paperback edition called 'My Name Is Book') for free from the publisher in return for a review. The following is my honest opinion on this book:

Ever wondered where books came from? What the history of the written word is? Well in this autobiography titled ‘My Name is Book’ our narrator Book will tell all.

This is a fun little book which I think everyone will love. Styled like an autobiography Book takes us through his/her/its history. Beginning all the way back when the
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Juan Carlos Nuño
I really liked this small book. "Book" talking about his own life and all the changes that he has gone through was mesmerizing.

I loved how Book actually felt like a character. And that this book is like an illustrated memoir. It was a nice and cute light-reading.

My favorite quotes:

"If you don't know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don't know the stories you may be lost in life" - Siberian proverb

"The Greeks called papyrus byblos because they imported it from a city port call
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Jill Goldberg
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We bought ‘My Name is Book’, upon the suggestion of an employee, while visiting the Shakespeare And Company bookstore in Paris. My son decided to read it for his ‘Autobiography’ genre selection for his middle school Language Arts class. I decided to read it, as well, as it looked interesting (and short enough for me to finish of an afternoon!). It is so cleverly written, from the perspective of the history of a Book. If you love all things books, you’ll really enjoy this historical tale of Book! ...more
Gretchen
What a wonderful way to learn about the history of writing and bookmaking, from the book itself. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the history of the book (something I am passionate about) with the idea of the book telling the story. I think this would be a fun book to do as a read aloud with my class so they can see both the historical fiction that is woven in, the personification that adds such interest to a topic about history, and the interesting story of books themselves. One I will need to own ...more
Heather
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.**

Okay, so this was super fun to read! It was both entertaining AND educational! It's an "autobiography" from the point of view OF A BOOK! Book talks about their history, from tablets to papyrus to modern day printing to ebooks!

I LOVED this book. I learned things, and laughed out loud. It was short, but amazing! You should definitely read it! :D
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Stephanie
I picked this book because who doesn't like a book about books? It was a short, but engaging read that essentially covers the history of books - from oral stories, through papyrus and printing presses. The book read a little like it was for adults, but short enough for kids, and got a little preachy at the end chapter about ebooks, but overall was enjoyable and a good intro to book history. Would recommend for anyone who loves books and wants to learn more about history! ...more
Sally Flint
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
A lovely little non-fiction book looking at the history of how books came into being told from the whimsical first person autobiographical viewpoint of 'book'. Delightfully delicious and simply god this is a real gem. Everyone should read it. ...more
Pam
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The history of books as told from the book's perspective.
Starting at the very beginning - oral storytelling through the invention of the alphabets to printed formats and finishing with e-books.
Simple informative text told as an autobiography.
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Liene
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny and light, excellent for lazy Weekend mornings along with long coffee and laugh hilarious episodes with friends around.
Thanks to this book I had one wonderful and fun Saturday with my friends, repeating and learning something new in the same time! Love it!
Mayela
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very short story about the book from the very beginning to a e-book soooo cute. Children book
Sherrie
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For book lovers, this is a wonderful book!
Sam
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a nice little book about the history of books. in such a short time, the author made a little character about Book. it felt very fictitious even though it was non-fiction.
Mona Randall
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, full of facts and an entertaining read.
Joan Baslow-Temple
Delightfully fun little book for any bibliophile!
Angela Lewis
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely delightful little read. This is a book I'd like to buy for many of my friends. ...more
Jennifer Strong
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, bookish-books
A wonderful walk through time with Book, narrating it's own history. Written with a friendly, conversational voice. ...more
Anna Davidson
Loved this quirky little book that tells the history of the book, beginning with the development of the alphabet and ending with the ebook.
Jeri
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Found in the junior section of the library. A quick read about the beginnings of books! First person account “written” in the current vernacular!
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