Author(s): Rene Goscinny


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 the series contains a collection of nineteen individual stories where, in spite of trying to be good, Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some kind of mischief. Whether in the school room, at home, or in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous - at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, dealing with having to wear glasses for the first time, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse.


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Rene Goscinny (1926 - 1977) Born in Paris, Goscinny lived most of his early years in Buenos Aires and New York. He retuned to France in the 1950s where he met Jean- Jacques Sempe and together they created the character for Nicholas, the famous school boy. He later worked with Albert Uderzo on making the adventures of Asterix the Gaul. A prolific and internationally successful children's author he is also the creator of Lucky Luke and Dingodossiers, among others. He received Cesar's for his numerous animated cartoons. Jean-Jacques Sempe (b. 1932) Expelled from school for bad behaviour, Sempe enjoyed a vast range of jobs including wine broker and supervisor at children's holiday camps. His world renowned illustrations and cartoons are featured on the covers of the New Yorker magazine and amuse the readers of Paris Match and the Figaro Litteraire on a weekly basis.

A Photograph to Treasure *Playing Cowboys *Old Spuds *A Game of Football *The Inspector *Rex *Jochen *A Bunch of Flowers *Our Monthly Reports *Louise *The Minister's Visit *The Cigar *Hop o' my Thumb *The Bike *I'm Ill *Having Fun *Playing with Cuthbert *Mr Bainbridge and the Fine Weather *Running Away from Home

General Fields

  • : 9780714844824
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : May 2005
  • : 213mm X 144mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rene Goscinny
  • : Hardback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : Jean-Jacques Sempe
  • : 843.914
  • : very good
  • : 160
  • : 118drawings