When i was a kid, i had this strange book and still have that nobody else ever seems to have read. In 1930 he published a delightful satirical fantasy for children, patapoufs et filifers, which was translated into english by rosemary benet as fattypuffs and thinifers 1940. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois abebooks. Luke kennard won an eric gregory award for his first prosepoems. Fattypuffs and thinifers maurois andre 0370318323 for sale online. Discover all the extraordinary items our community of craftspeople have to offer and find the perfect gift for your loved one or yourself. Buy a discounted paperback of fattypuffs and thinifers online from australias leading online bookstore. Edmund was fat and loved food just like his mother. Landing, alice like without injury, they then take an escalator lit by artdeco uplighters down to the world of the warring fattypuffs and thinifers. Can you guess which first edition cover the image above comes from. Its a middlegrade chapter book from the early 1940s and always reminded me a little of the phantom tollbooth, no idea why. Edges of blank end papers are lightly faded, else tight, bright and clean. To buy another copy of this soughtafter book, please click here. Fattypuffs and thinfers by andre maurois was one my my fathers favorite childhood books.
This subterranean society is segregated based on the physical weight of its inhabitants. Fatapoufs and thinifers andre maurois first edition rare 1940. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois overdrive. Booktopia has fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois. Stated first american edition though this title was first published in the us in 1940 by henry holt with pictures by jean bruller. In the first kiss this ten years, the cartoon made by gillray to mark the halt in the anglofrench wars after the treaty of amiens1802, a thin. Please contact us via ebay messages if you have any questions or concerns regarding your order. A classic childrens story, first published in 1930 as patapoufs et filifers. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois, 9781903252079, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. His second book, the harbour beyond the movie salt publishing was nominated for the. Fattypuffs and thinifers andre maurois, raymond briggs on. Fattypuffs and thinifers, by andre maurois and with images by. Inigo thomas fattypuffs and thinifers lrb 20 february 2015.
First american edition,1940, hardcover with the dust jacket in a clear protected mylar cover, with 92 pages. Buy fattypuffs and thinifers book online at low prices in. Naturally i recognised that the author had a french sounding name, and my curiosity was piqued and so here we are, a few short weeks later, ive tracked down the book not so hard actually with the recent lovely vintage classics edition and read it. Fattypuffs and thinifers is a 1941 translation of the french childrens book patapoufs et filifers originally written in 1930 by andre maurois. An absolutely beautiful childrens novel about two warring nations fat v thin. It concerns the imaginary underground land of the fat and congenial fattypuffs and the thin and irritable thinifers, which is visited by the double brothers, the plump edmund and the thin terry. Fattypuffs and thinifers do not mix, and their respective countries are on the verge of war when edmund and terry make their visit. The book was written originally back in the early 1930s by frenchman andre maurois for his sons and its title was fattypuffs and thinifers or patapoufs et filifers in french. Edmund is a little on the plump side and terry is a bit of a rake. I took it out of the library so many times, that my mom found me a first edition copy from 1968. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. His family had fled alsace after the francoprussian war of 187071 and took refuge in elbeuf, where they owned a woollen mill.
Illustrated beautifully by jean bruller, this brilliantly witty and highly ironic parable about a war between fat people and thin people was not lost on meeven as a child. The fattypuffs eat hourly with light snacks in between. Fattypuffs and thinifers is his only book for children. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois paperback, 20.
Etsy has thousands of handcrafted and vintage products that perfectly fit what youre searching for. Tight and bright first us edition hardcover wrubbed lower tip of frt board, bit of. Fattypuffs and thinifers, by andre maurois and with images by jean bruller although i understand that a copy of the first english edition of this book is now rare and somewhat valuable, even without a dust wrapper, the book in my hands at the moment is, quite simply, one of my absolute favourites from a very early point in my life. May 23, 20 the story begins with two bickering brothers, one fat, one thin, falling into a subterranean cave deep below the forest in which theyd been playing with their father.
This is the paperback edition, published by puffin books, pp106. Larger people are fattypuffs and live separately to the thinifers. Id never heard of the french classic fattypuffs and thinifers until i saw it on the uk telegraphs recent list of 100 best childrens books ever. Fattypuffs and thinifers online rare books online rare. Condition is good with some stains and tears to the dust jacket. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Oct 01, 2000 fattypuffs and thinifers was extraordinary i sent my copy for my sister who lives in canada. Fattypuffs and thinifers in french, patapoufs et filifers is a childrens book written in 1930 by the french writer andre maurois. A childrens fantasy first published in 1930, this book tells of two brothers, the thin terry and the plump edward, who descend into an underground world. Theres no doubt about it this is the tale of two brothers. Apr 03, 2015 fritz wegner, who has died aged 90, arrived in britain as a refugee from the nazis in 1938 and went on to become a highly respected illustrator of childrens books. Fattypuffs and thinifers, by andre maurois and with images.
Oct 01, 20 had you read fattypuffs and thinifers before you were asked to work on the new edition. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Endpapers decorated with armorial bearings of the thinifers and fatapoufs houses. But once i was given the project i received a few chapters to read. Fattypuffs and thinifers isbn 1903252075 is a 1941 translation of the french childrens. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Fattypuffs and thinifers 9780099582922 by andre maurois. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois 9780099582922. Fattypuffs and thinifers isbn 1903252075 is a 1941 translation of the french childrens book patapoufs et filifers originally written in 1930 by andre maurois. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois penguin books.
Fattypuffs and thinifers is a wonderful book about two brothers, one fat and one thin, who discover a hidden world beneath the surface of the earth. Boards irregularly faded, contents clean and bright, no foxing. This is a fine condition pictorial hardcover book in a dyestamped blue coth boards,with the dust jacket extremety rare with the jacket. Hooking up star brittany snow shares her favorite 90s tv theme song and the hilarious comedy she cant stop watching watch now. The book seems to be out of print now, probably due to its rather politically incorrect plotline. Picking up fattypuffs and thinifers for the first time recently i was once. Jun 12, 2015 id never heard of the french classic fattypuffs and thinifers until i saw it on the uk telegraphs recent list of 100 best childrens books ever. It looks like we dont have any plot summaries for this title yet. An ingenious moral tale glasgow herald this classic story, first published in 1930, immediately seduces the reader with its hilarious world existing just under the surface of our own. Its the story of two brothers who fall into a secret underground world, which consists of two countriesthe land of fattypuffs and the land of thinifers. Mar 24, 2015 fritz wegners back cover illustration for andre mauroiss fattypuffs and thinifers for allan ahlberg he illustrated please mrs butler 1984, the better brown stories 1996 and the little.
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The story begins with two bickering brothers, one fat, one thin, falling into a subterranean cave deep below the. Jun 24, 2008 luke kennard won an eric gregory award for his first prosepoems collection the solex brothers in 2005. The book seems to be out of print now, probably due to its rather politically incorrect. Editions of fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois. Those chapters usually reflect what the editor or designer wants to capture a sense of on the cover illustrations. Fattypuffs are fat, their cars and boats are round, they are very jolly. The fattypuffs eat six square meals a day with light snacks in between. The boys were amazed when they found themselves on opposite sides in a battle between the warring nations of the fattypuffs and thinifers. Be the first to ask a question about fattypuffs and thinifers. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Tight and bright first us edition hardcover wrubbed lower tip of frt board, bit of cardboard showing, text tight and bright woutline from formerly placed sticker on. Fattypuffs and thinifers has 5 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. Fattypuffs and thinifers was extraordinary i sent my copy for my sister who lives in canada.
Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois goodreads. So far in regards to the guide we have fattypuffs and thinifers opinions people never have nevertheless. Whether you are a jolly fattypuff or a driven thinifer youll be rooting for the brothers to bring peace to the countries under the earth. Fritz wegner, who has died aged 90, arrived in britain as a refugee from the nazis in 1938 and went on to become a highly respected illustrator of childrens books. Click to read more about fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois. Thinifers are thin, live in tall, thin buildings, and are workaholics. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois librarything. Andre maurois science fiction and fantasy writers in the. Although i understand that a copy of the first english edition of this book is now rare and somewhat valuable, even without a dust wrapper, the book in my hands. He worked in his fathers textile factory as a young man and when world war one broke out he was employed as an interpreter, then as a liaison officer to the british army. Fattypuffs and thinifers, andre maurois shop online for.
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The thinifers like nothing more than discipline and work six days a week. When they discover the countries under the earth they are divided and sent to the warring kingdoms of the fattypuffs and the thinifers. Fattypuffs and thinifers by andre maurois, fritz wegner. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Just click the edit page button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the plot summary submission guide.
Its always stuck with me, perhaps because in my life i have been both a fattypuff and a thinifer. The first french edition was illustrated by jean bruller, who wrote science fiction himself and, under the pseudonym vercors, published the classic of the french. Fattypuffs and thinifers, by andre maurois and with images by jean. Picking up fattypuffs and thinifers for the first time recently i was once again transported back through the wardrobes of my mind. There, two opposing nations one fat, funloving and easygoing, the other thin, acerbic, and disciplinarian make war on one another. His first novel, les silences du colonel bramble, was a witty and socially realistic account of that experience. Were going on a bear hunt is a modern childhood classic.445 820 935 544 917 902 348 56 559 519 1166 434 577 593 617 577 1497 1136 1251 753 864 796 1130 1373 874 474 923 691 1033 751 860 819 908 845 1278 1029 1154 925 1152 54 101 774 426