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Nicholas in Trouble Jean-Jacques Sempé

Nicholas in Trouble

Jean-Jacques Sempé

Published 2008
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Following on from the publication of Nicholas, Nicholas Again, Nicholas on Holiday and Nicholas and the Gang, this is the equally funny and charming fifth title in this well-loved series of books, now available to English-speaking childrenMoreFollowing on from the publication of Nicholas, Nicholas Again, Nicholas on Holiday and Nicholas and the Gang, this is the equally funny and charming fifth title in this well-loved series of books, now available to English-speaking children all over the world. In Nicholas in Trouble, the gang sell raffle tickets for good cause, learn how to cross the road safely and bring all kinds of interesting things to school, to the surprise and consternation of their long-suffering teacher. In Nicholas, Goscinny and Sempe have created an archetypal schoolchild whose world of mishaps, confusions and downright naughtiness are sure to raise a smile, whatever the age of the reader.Written between 1959 and 1965, these classic books are loved by readers around the globe and offer not only a hilarious and entertaining read, but a vivid description of French life and culture. Though clearly set in a more innocent past, the charming world conjured up in this book is instantly familiar, full of situations almost everyone who has ever been seven years old can relate to without any trouble at all: being made to write thank-you letters, having to endure older relatives who keep insisting on giving you a kiss, and all those arguments with your friends that seem like the most important thing in the world one day, and are happily forgotten the next.Considered classics and available in twenty-six languages, the Nicholas stories delight both children and adults, and are regularly used as teaching materials by primary and junior school teachers. Firmly established as a literary cult figure, the sublimely innocent Nicholas has already charmed millions of readers world-wide since these books were first published over forty years ago. Nicholas in Trouble was translated from the original French by the award-winning Anthea Bell, who also helped to bring Asterix the Gaul to the English-speaking world.