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Author(s): Clémentine Beauvais
"The story of Mireille, Astrid, and Hakima made me cheer, cry, and cartwheel across the floor... One of the loveliest reading experiences I've had in years." -- Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and Holding up the Universe
A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction.
Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it?
Well... yes, a bit, but not for long Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris, their goal: a garden party with the French president. As news of their trip spreads they become stars of social media and television. With the eyes of the nation upon them the girls find fame, friendship and happiness, and still have time to consume an enormous amount of food along the way.
A masterpiece of acerbic wit, a sharp comedy, full of life... The sort of novel that gives you wings Telerama A jubilant novel that will make you smile. A true joy Le Monde Stands out for its humorous style, ridiculing cruelty, malice and obsession with physical appearance. The most beautiful novel of the season Elle A joyful novel, a superb victory of intelligence over crass stupidity... 270 pages of happiness! Livresse des mots An explosion of joy, humour, life and reality... I couldn't have hoped for any more. This novel is a unique marvel Le souffle des mots I will never be able to do justice in words to all the emotions that flooded me when I read Three Little Piglettes. A wave of love and laughter, a melting heart. My readers, I tell you: this book is a nugget of gold Mille vies en une
Clementine Beauvais (born 1989)is a French children's author living in the UK. She started reading children's books early, and somehow never stopped. Now she writes her own, in both French and English, for a variety of ages, and is a lecturer in English and Education at the University of York. Piglettes won four prizes in France, including the biggest children's book prize, the Prix Sorcieres. Film and stage versions are also in production. Now Clementine has translated her book into English!