A Hundred Million Francs

  • Title: A Hundred Million Francs
  • Author: Paul Berna Richard Kennedy John Buchanan-Brown
  • ISBN: 9780141368719
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Hundred Million Francs A bunch of scruffy urchin kids in the backstreets of Paris outwit thieves to uncover the whereabouts of millions of francs stolen from the Paris Ventimiglia express Gaby is the leader but it is super
    A bunch of scruffy urchin kids in the backstreets of Paris outwit thieves to uncover the whereabouts of millions of francs stolen from the Paris Ventimiglia express Gaby is the leader, but it is super cool Marion with her collection of stray dogs who is the heart of the gang.It all begins when a local villain offers the children a fortune for their horse a headless rockA bunch of scruffy urchin kids in the backstreets of Paris outwit thieves to uncover the whereabouts of millions of francs stolen from the Paris Ventimiglia express Gaby is the leader, but it is super cool Marion with her collection of stray dogs who is the heart of the gang.It all begins when a local villain offers the children a fortune for their horse a headless rocking horse, given old tricycle wheels that they ride down the steep cobbled street, but they don t want to part with it Then, a few days later, the horse is stolen, and so begins an adventure that is full of twists and turns, leading to a satisfying conclusion when the villains receive their comeuppance.

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    About Paul Berna Richard Kennedy John Buchanan-Brown


    1. Paul Berna, est le pseudonyme le plus connu de Jean Marie Edmond Sabran 21 f vrier 1908, Hy res 19 janvier 1994, Paris , crivain fran ais du XXe si cle.


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    1. 4.5 stars. A gang of French children have a favourite game. One of them owns what must be an old rocking horse or carousel horse that has been welded onto a chassis with three wheels. The horse having lost it's head does not lessen the children's enjoyment at all, they spend their days riding their horse down a steep road and avoiding traffic or not as the case may be. The children get caught up in solving a bank heist. There are some great characters, we loved Marian with her 60 or so faithful [...]

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    2. In English, The Horse Without a Head is one of my top ten favorite books EVER. Ever. I must have read it about 40 times in English; this is the second time I've read it in French. Having read 3 or 4 novels en francais in the past year, I think it's fair to say that the prose here is the most difficult I've come across--full of slang and technical terms (the setting is brutally urban, a busy rail junction and industrial area in post world-war-two Parisian slums), and the plot is so darn full of t [...]

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    3. Inspector Sinet took a good look at her. She was an odd sort of girl, not yet twelve and wretchedly poor, and yet there was something about her that made you think twice. She was worth having on your side.For STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS, no one EVEN COMES CLOSE to Marion Fabert. You just can’t beat her. 1955, in too-short skirt and cut-down man’s jacket, gold fringe beneath a black beret — the gang’s treasurer, tough as nails, vet to every dog in Louvigny, with a dozen dog patients kept in [...]

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    4. Я долго не могла взяться за эту книгу как следует, и виной всему первые страницы. Безнадежно грустные: дети бедняков играют с безголовой деревянной лошадкой на колесиках. И аннотация вдобавок обещала, что единственную радость у ребят скоро украдут – что совсем не способст [...]

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    5. Delightful! A terrific adventure/mystery.

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    6. Vaeses prantsuse agulis elavate lastekamba jaoks on oluline vaid üks ja ainus mänguasi - vana peata hobune, millega saab täiskiirusel mööda tänavaid alla kihutada. Äkitselt hakkavad igasugu kahtlased tegelased nende hobuse vastu huvi tundma ning soovivad seda suure summa eest ära osta. Lapsed pole nõus oma mänguasjast loobuma ning ühel päeval hobune varastatakse. Politsei ei võta kadunud hobuse juhtumit tõsiselt ja nii ei jää lastel muud üle kui uurimine enda kätte võtta. Lõp [...]

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    7. I didn't even know that this book had been re-released (I've read this when I was a child, and I still have my old, battered copy with me!). It deserves it, because it's truly entertaining, and outstanding because it's not really about children going happily on a vacation and get involved in an unexpected adventure, or of unfortunate children under pressure who suddenly find that there's some Destiny waiting for them anyway. The story is about some poor children living in a slum area, who don't [...]

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    8. Small gang of poor, suburb, post WWII children are getting back their toy horse, which was mysteriously stolen by some suspiciois adults.The book is very wordy, excessive in details, not entirely thought out in the way story progresses. Another obvious flaw is that the children characters are somewhat cheesy: all of them are only brave or funny and thoughtfull and nothing else. Also me and Sonya knew what will happen with the horse from the beggining, it was obvious. But still, the book had some [...]

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    9. I read this a few times as a child. The kids would be allowed to roam the streets of Paris in a gang, all hours of day and night, they would regularly break into a warehouse where all kinds of stuff was piled up that nobody seemed to come back for, and every dog in the city came when one girl whistled.But it was an adventure and we were short of books. I am sure it recreated the times well.The title refers to an awful lot of money that was piled up in the warehouse, just like everything else. Th [...]

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    10. If you have a child who isn't completely hooked on typical American stories, he or she just might enjoy 'meeting' this gang of French kids.

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    11. I thought this book was good because it had a lot of action in it

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    12. I heard about this author by reading the blog parisianfields/ which is a wonderful exploration of all things Paris. In one blog, one of the authors Philippa Campsie, was writing about one of her favourite books from her childhood written by Paul Berna, It inspired me to look up his books and so I started with the first in the series. I heartily enjoyed this glimpse into the world of the past of post war Paris in one of the poorer neighbourhoods. It is a portrait of the resilience of the human sp [...]

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    13. This was the book that paved the way for my love of European crime writing! In my world of English 1950s childhood-reading I was yawning my way through the cosy picnics of Enid Blyton when, one day in the library, I found this story of French street kids, street life, street games, the theft of their beloved, headless, wooden horse and their determined, pell-mell pursuit of the thieves. It was a mind-opener for me after which I couldn't get my hands on enough stories in translation - which still [...]

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    14. J'ai un bon souvenir de ce livre, même si dans le détail je serai incapable de raconter ce qui se passe dedans. Je me souviens qu'on suit un groupe de gosses qui utilise un cheval à roulettes (sans tête, bien sûr) pour dévaler les rues en pente de Paris ? Ou de la ville dans laquelle ça se passe en tout casSorti de ça Il devait pourtant y avoir un peu plus pour que j'en ai gardé un bon souvenir.

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    15. Such a great book, I've read it I dunno how many times. It's a terrific mystery set in post WW II France, and the plot rockets right along, but it's also about how love beautifies everything. Highly recommended.

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    16. I read this in the English translation called "The Horse without a Head". I loved the tale of the French children outwitting a gang of robbers, and the description of their lives. One of my faves as a middle reader!

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    17. A particular favourite of mine, as much for Richard Kennedy's delicate illustrations (in the English edition) as for the storydependent/arts-ent

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    18. I read this because Elizabeth Wein recommended it. A gang of French kids in the 50s taking on a gang of robbers. Mystery and mayhem. Kids Solving Things. I liked it. (I read it in Swedish.)

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    19. This book reminded me in passing of Postern of Fate, the very first Christie mystery I ever read.

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    20. Great upper elementary kids book - and I think there is a Wonderful World of Disney show to go with it.

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    21. Solid? This book didn't really leave an impact on me.

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