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Piglettes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Translated by Beauvais, Clementine

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A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction.

ISBN 9781782691204
Barcode 9781782691204
Published 28 June 2017 by Pushkin Children's Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English (translated from: French)
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781782691204
ISBN-10 1782691200
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pushkin Children's Books
Imprint Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date 28 June 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from French
Author(s) Translated by Beauvais, Clementine
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Cooking (Incl. Food And Drink)
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 368g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress France - Fiction - Description and travel, Self-acceptance, Bullying, Obesity, Obesity in adolescence
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 745413

Description of this Book

A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction. Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it? Well... yes, a bit, but not for long! Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris, their goal: a garden party with the French president. As news of their trip spreads they become stars of social media and television. With the eyes of the nation upon them the girls find fame, friendship and happiness, and still have time to consume an enormous amount of food along the way.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A masterpiece of acerbic wit, a sharp comedy, full of life... The sort of novel that gives you wings. <b>-<i>Telerama</i></b> A jubilant novel that will make you smile. A true joy. <b>-<i>Le Monde</i></b> Stands out for its humorous style, ridiculing cruelty, malice and obsession with physical appearance. The most beautiful novel of the season. <b>-<i>Elle</i></b> A joyful novel, a superb victory of intelligence over crass stupidity... 270 pages of happiness! <b>-<i>Livresse des mots</i></b> An explosion of joy, humour, life and reality... I couldn't have hoped for any more. This novel is a unique marvel. <b>-<i>Le souffle des mots</i></b> I will never be able to do justice in words to all the emotions that flooded me when I read <i>Piglettes</i>. A wave of love and laughter, a melting heart. My readers, I tell you: this book is a nugget of gold. <b>-<i>Mille vies en une</i></b>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Clementine Beauvais (born 1989) is a French children's author living in the UK. She publishes children's books in both French and English, for a variety of ages, and is a lecturer in English and Education at the University of York.

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