A New York, la bomba latina Soledad vient de sortir un disque pour gramophone qui lui vaut les foudres d'un groupuscule presbytérien mené par le très médiatique révérend Fox. On ne pardonne pas à la chanteuse de militer pour le choix en matière d'avortement. Agressée lors d'un show-case, elle se réfugie chez son agent, Fourmille Gratule. Fourmille va accompagner Soledad et son groupe dans une tournée mouvementée qui les emmènera vers le sud jusqu'à la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Sky Doll Decade
In a parallel universe, the existence of a sweet life-like android called Noa, a Sky Doll, is about to be turned upside down. When she is rescued by "missionaries" from her role as servant to a tyrannical master, it becomes clear that she may be more than just a robotic toy after all...
Better Reading French
New reading series brings foreign language acquisition into the 21st century While the world produces more and more reading material each year, from magazines to newspapers to websites, why are most language learners still relying on contrived texts and classic literature for language acquisition? Providing entertaining contemporary texts in the original language, the Better Reading Language series is for those who want to brush up on a foreign language. With the authentic materials provided in this series, readers will be able to peruse a Latin Grammys write-up in Spanish, a feature on Alain Ducasse's favorite recipes in French, or a review of a Milan fashion show in Italian. Readings on everything from music and sports to cinema and contemporary family life are arranged in increasing difficulty within chapters. Along the way, learners will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary.
The Quest for the Time Bird
The world of Akbar is in grave danger; Ramor, the cursed god, is about to be set free and spread unending chaos! The witch Mara can bind him to his prison, a conch shell, but she needs something special¡ the legendary Time Bird. She charges her daughter, Pelisse, with enlisting the help of the ageing warrior Bragon, and together they set out on a quest to save the world! But all is not as it seems ¨C Bragon is an old flame of Mara¡¯s and Pelisse has never met her father¡ With a fantastical twist, The Quest of the Time Bird is an epic journey through a magical realm of monsters, mysticism and mayhem.
The Hartlepool Monkey
1814, off the Durham coast, near the village of Hartlepool, a war-ship in the Napoleonic fleet founders during a storm and sinks. At day-break, fishermen discover a survivor: a monkey dressed in full military regalia, the mascot. The good people of Hartlepool despise all Frenchmen, though they have never seen one in the flesh. Nor have they ever see a monkey. But this brutish, bestial castaway tallies with the impression they have of the enemy, and the ape is court-martialled. Inspired by this famous legend, this is a tragi-comic fable of war and jingoism.