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L'ESPLANADE DU LAC - Saison 2014-2015 du 3/9/2014 au 20/9/2015

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Our booksellers' selection for this season.

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14-14

affiche 14-14

>> Book in French <<
Sortie : 10/2014
Public : Ages 9-12
Autor(s) : Silène Edgar - Paul Beorn
Editor : Éditions Castelmore
Avalaible : MÉDIA-LOISIRS Archamps (France)

Summary :

They are a century apart… Hadrien and Adrien are two thirteen year-old boys who live a few miles apart in Picardie. They have problems at school, at home and with girls, like most boys of their age.
Only one thing separates them: Hadrien lives in 1914 and Adrien in 2014. Their destinies will meet mysteriously to allow them to exchange letters while each of them believing they are writing to a distant cousin.
When they understand what’s going on, Adrien realizes that he must warn Hadrien that the Great War is about to break out and that he must go into hiding.


BOOKSELLER'S FAVOURITE SELECTION: Virus 57

affiche COUP DE COEUR DU LIBRAIRE : Virus 57

>> Book in French <<
Sortie : 10/2014
Public : From age 13
Autor(s) : Christophe Lambert - Sam Van Steen
Editor : Éditions Syros
Avalaible : MÉDIA-LOISIRS Archamps (France)

Summary :

57 teenagers, born by articifial insemination and from the same donor, don’t know that they are the innocent bearers of an extremely virulent and contagious virus.
This sleeping virus, totally unknown in research laboratories, is activated at adolescence, once the outside temperature reaches 45°C.
Wade Dillon, aged fifteen, dies suddenly while fishing off the Californian coast, contaminating all the passengers of the boat within just a few minutes.
This is only the first of the 57 potential bacteriological weapons roaming at large.


La guerre des gommes

affiche La guerre des gommes

>> Book in French <<
Sortie : 10/2014
Public : Ages 6-9
Autor(s) : Sophie Laroche
Editor : Éditions Hachette
Avalaible : MÉDIA-LOISIRS Archamps (France)

Summary :

Now that she’s a big sister, Camille has decided to be a perfect child. At home as well as at school.
She even asks Justin, the new pupil who doesn’t know anyone, to sit next to her in class.
But why does he criticize her all the time? “Because he’s nasty”, says Raphaële who has nicknamed him general whatsit.
It’s true that the new boy terrorizes everyone in the playground with his club. But is that a reason to declare war?


Le loup veut apprendre à lire

affiche Le loup veut apprendre à lire

>> Book in French <<
Sortie : 10/2014
Public : Ages 3-6
Autor(s) : Karine Quesada - Amandine Wanert
Editor : Éditions Micmac
Avalaible : MÉDIA-LOISIRS Archamps (France)

Summary :

Our friend the wolf would really like to learn to read because, when you know how to read, you’ll never be bored.
He goes to wake up his friends but, unfortunately, they don’t know how to read either.
Will Little Red Riding Hood find a way to help her friends?


Loyal Creatures

affiche Loyal CreaturesSortie : 10/2014
Public : Ages 9-12
Autor(s) : Morris Gleitzman
Editor : Puffin Books
Avalaible : OFFTHESHELF BOOKSHOP (Chez / At Payot Chantepoulet) I 5, rue Chantepoulet 1201 Genève I Tél. 0041(0)22 716 19 46 I www.offtheshelf.ch

Summary :

Loyal Creatures is the deeply moving story of war horse Daisy and her 16-year-old owner Will, sent from the Australian outback to the gruelling Middle Eastern campaign of the First World War.
Their skill in finding water is vital to their regiment in the desert, but their devotion to each other is what keeps them alive in an overwhelmingly hostile environment.
Is their unwavering loyalty enough to determine their destiny?

The story was inspired by Michael Morpurgo's international bestseller War Horse and is closely based on historical record. Morris Gleitzman is the author of the highly acclaimed war novels Once, Then, Now and After.


Mauve

affiche Mauve

>> Book in French <<
Sortie : 10/2014
Public : Ages 9-12
Autor(s) : Marie Desplechin
Editor : Éditions École des Loisirs
Avalaible : FNAC Genève

Summary :

Just what is going on? Pome is in a foul mood, Verte is shutting herself up in her room. We know them well - it’s not like them to behave like this. A teenage crisis? Too simple an explanation. Tired? Certainly not.
When Pome comes home from school with a bruise on her face, there’s no doubt something is amiss. Since a new girl arrived in school, everything seems to be going wrong…
A new girl… what new girl? Verte et Pome absolutely refuse to talk about it. As soon as her name is mentioned, a centipede appears! And what are the police and the witches doing about it?


Paris en pyjamarama

affiche Paris en pyjamarama

>> Book in French <<
Sortie : 10/2014
Public : Ages 3-6
Autor(s) : Michaël Leblond
Editor : Éditions du Rouergue
Avalaible : FNAC Genève

Summary :

After New York, Pyjamarama visits a new city: Paris.
Paris with its glittering welcome is, more than ever, the City of Light. Discover the Moulin Rouge as well as the Bateaux Mouches with an obligatory wink in passing to the Institut du monde arabe, the Georges Pompidou Centre and the Stravinsky Fountain