La vie de l’unique, l’étonnante, la spectaculaire, la miraculeuse Lara Schmitt

(The unique, astonishing, spectacular, miraculous life of Griselda Schmitt) Book not yet available in English


Grizzle-da’s (Griselda) anger has turned into rage since she and her mother moved into the hideous “plastic castle.” As Duchess of Grizz, she sets out to win back her kingdom (i.e. her old flat), now only home to the man (i.e. her father), by fair means or foul. In her new neighbourhood, which she finds spectacularly unwelcoming, she meets Lars, her friend with yellow teeth. The two of them spy on Grizz and see the man with a lady. The terrible news Griselda’s mother breaks to her merely stokes the flames of her revolt and anger at the man who she sees as shirking his responsibilities. But Grizzle-da has a trick or two up her sleeve…


Rebellious, pugnacious Griselda Schmitt is by no means a model child. She expresses her emotions both physically, with her grizzles, and verbally, inventing her own words, like the Duchy of Grizz. These are the weapons that help her face the disaster of separation and ill health that strikes her family. Her constant grizzling is sometimes tiresome but proves no hindrance to enjoying the secrets she confides in the reader in a text that is witty, sensitive, and suffused with her sense of injustice. Alongside the text are comical illustrations and invented recipes. [Source: Ricochet, Emmanuelle Pelot]

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Heinrich, Finn-Ole

Illustrator(s): Flygenring, Ran

Translator(s): Enderlein, Isabelle

Series: Hors collection

Publisher: Thierry Magnier

City: Paris

Year: 2015

Pages: 176

ISBN: 9782364745490

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: DE

Keywords: Families, Feelings, Female characters, Parentality

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