L'ennemiIn This Moving Picture Book, Award Winning Collaborators Davide Cali And Serge Bloch Present A Fable For Our Time About Two Lonely Soldiers Facing Each Other Across A Barren Battlefield What Each Discovers, As The Story Unfolds, Is That The Enemy Is Not A Faceless Beast, But Rather A Real Person With Family, Friends, And Dreams

Davide Cali born 1972 is a Swiss born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults He lives in Italy His work has been published in twenty five countries and translated into many languages.

➚ [KINDLE] ❄ L'ennemi By Davide Calì ➤ – Webcambestmilf.info
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • L'ennemi
  • Davide Calì
  • English
  • 12 November 2019
  • 9780375845000

10 thoughts on “L'ennemi

  1. says:

    Read this book for my son as a bedtime This book is excellent I love the illustrations The story is interesting Readers will follow a guy at war He s in a hole His enemy is also in a hole He s wanting to end the war but he worries if he leaves his hole he will get killed He wondered if the war ended but no one informed them and they may be the only two at war I like the humor Highly recommended

  2. says:

    Loved it Absolutely loved it I read it three times in Persian, French and English in the same day, and it was so poignant that it haunted me.It is so simple, so minimal, so straightforward yet so very powerful It sends a very important message that children need to be exposed to, but I think adults are in dire need of reading it as well This will an all time favorite of mine.

  3. says:

    I pulled this book off my shelves when thinking about Dresden this week I love this book It says so much using so little Two soldiers, sitting opposite each other in their separate foxholes, are enemies because their manuals told them they were enemies.One solider claims his enemy isn t human, he s a beast, knows no mercy, will kill families, pets, burn down forests, poison water Well, that s what the manual says, anyway But sitting in a foxhole isn t easy one gets hungry, it rains and becomes uncomfortable One day, the soldier disguises himself as a bush and leaves his hole, crawling towards his enemy so he can kill him and end the war But when he gets there, what a surprise His enemy is gone, but has left his things behind family pictures and a manual that says his enemy isn t human hmm, wait a minute Where has he seen that before Then, realizing his enemy has crawled over to his hole, the soldier sends outs a peace message to him at the same time the enemy sends one to him Doesn t take much to figure out how this ends Bloch used simple, almost cartoonish pen and ink illustrations for The Enemy The only colors are the khaki of the soldier s uniforms, red blood and the red cover of the manuals they used, though real photos were used for the enemy s family, bring the story close to home, so to speak Such spare illustrations really forces the reader to focus on the words of the text, written in the first person by one soldier, which isn t favoritism for one side or the other because you know the other soldier is thinking the same thoughts This is definitely picture books for older readers It is excellent and pairs very nicely with Alice Walker s Why War is Never a Good Idea Together these two books about war and peace extend each other s message Both of these books will or should generate conversations and questions by kids and it is advisable to judge the age and child s ability to tolerate these messages, however peaceful they may be meant.And if you haven t already read Slaughterhouse Five, I highly recommend it And have a peaceful day This book is recommended for readers age 8 This book was purchased for my personal library

  4. says:

    This book is not for children I repeat this book is not for children It s guise is that of a children s picture book, but this book is to be read in a college seminar on peace studies Cali and Bloch take the cycle of war and strip away all the politics and fluff to show us what is at the heart of war in its simplest form soldiers fighting for a cause that has been lost in the ether.The mixed media illustrations make this book a work of beauty to admire There s a lot I want to say about this book, but I should probably get back to work.

  5. says:

    Wow This is such a simple condemnation of war mongering The two soldiers in their two holes are the saddest thing Each has been fed a pack of lies about the other taught that they enemy is a beast who must be killed They are waging war for nothing This was a surprising topic for a picture book in the easy section, but it s a concept that all children should be exposed to

  6. says:

    This is a book for children, or is it about the futility of war Uncluttered text line drawings in black, white, khaki and a hint of red render the simple message powerfully The book has a World War I trench scenario with two enemy soldiers each in a trench following orders and the manual, which they were given at the beginning of the war, showing how the enemy are always beasts capable of killing families, pets and so on As each soldier discovers his enemy s empty hole and the unexpected family photos there is a glimmer of recognition of all they share in common Both, now in each other s foxholes, consider the possibility of calling a truce There are some haunting double page spreads of the same night sky or pouring rain, uniting these two enemies in a common experience An honest portrayal of war, and yet I believe, in a way as to be accessible to a child even as young as 4 Be prepared for some great discussion when you read this book with children.

  7. says:

    Italian author Davide Cali and French illustrator Serge Bloch join forces in this powerful picture book examination of the subject of warfare, and the construction and deconstruction of the concept of the enemy Narrated by a soldier who is stuck alone in a foxhole, exchanging occasional fire with his enemy, also stuck alone in a foxhole, The Enemy uses a fairly simple, straightforward text, full of declarative sentences, to undermine the simplicity of distinctions such as us and them, human and beast, and most of all enemy and friend The soldier narrator believes that he is essentially different from his enemy, mostly because his manual has told him so, informing him that his enemy is inhuman in his cruelty But a late night sortie to the enemy s foxhole shows him that this unknown opponent is strangely like himOriginally published in France in 2007 as L ennemi, and then translated into English in Australia that same year, The Enemy was recently reprinted in this new 2014 edition I m glad to have had the opportunity to read it, as I found it a powerful and moving exploration of the use of propaganda and misinformation in inciting wars and keeping them going Although I don t believe that all sides of every war ever fought are exactly the same, and equally right, there is no question in my mind that the frequency with which we as a species resort to violent conflict to resolve disagreements would not be nearly so high if it wasn t so easy to convince us that our opponents were different from us in some essential way to convince us that they weren t quite human like us Davide Cali s text is deceptively simple, seemingly stating facts while simultaneously undermining those facts, while Serge Bloch s cartoon style artwork captures both the absurdity and tragedy of the situations being described in the text This is an advanced picture book, one which addresses sophisticated ideas and disturbing realities, so I wouldn t recommend it to younger children, who are usually the audience for picture books Rather, I would recommend The Enemy to children eight or above, with the proviso that educators and parents should be ready to discuss it with concerned youngsters.

  8. says:

    I agree with others that The Enemy is a picture book with a message that adults need as much as children The text and illustrations are deceptively sparse and simple, but they make an incredibly poignant point about the nature of war and intergroup hatred in general The story follows a soldier who spends miserable days waiting in a trench, occasionally throwing things at his enemy a soldier in another trench, doing the same The protagonist explains that the enemy is inhuman, a monster, and that he wants nothing than to destroy our protagonist He knows all of this because his soldier s manual told him so One day, he happens upon the enemy s trench while the enemy is away He is surprised to find pictures of the enemy s family and his soldier s manual This manual is strikingly similar to his own except that the drawing of the enemy in this manual has the protagonist s face It s a perfect illustration of how dehumanization is necessary to create an enemy to justify a war In just a few pages with a few lines of text, the book encapsulates how much soldiers suffer during war while not even sure who are why they are fighting The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the message is brilliantly subtle, but perhaps too subtle for the age group it s intended for I read this with a seven year old and it went completely over his head, even after a discussion about the themes Nonetheless, this may work for other children, and I highly recommend giving it a try Starting a conversation about these issues at a young age may just result in a compassionate and empathetic generation.

  9. says:

    This book is about 2 soldiers during World War I It is set in trenches and talks about how each soldier believes his enemy is a monster, because it was told to them in their manual The soldier continually talks about killing his enemy to end the war and the different hardships he is facing at this time By the end, the soldier has snuck out of his hole and discovers his enemies is empty, except for pictures It is a surprise to him to know that his enemy could possibly have a family The simple black and white and green, with occasional touches of red, pictures lend themselves to the short text in the book They help the reader to visualize the loneliness that the solders are facing when they are in a trench for long periods of time on their own This is a book for older students to read when learning about the war The story talks about how each soldier wishes the other would give in, and how they don t remember the real reason for the start of it This could be a good topic for students to talk about peace, as well as similarities between people.

  10. says:

    wide reading for CI546grade level simple book elementary but could be read by all grade levels agesgenre picture book realistic fictionthemes war, peace, differences, similaritiescultures none any ever technically I can see people arguing that they are white men since the paper is white but they are stick figures w o race if you ask me.awards none specific to this book I don t think but the author has won various awards particularly European and the illustrator Serge Bloch has won awards as well.school use anytime you are focusing on war I am planning to use this book as a read aloud in units on the Civil War with 7th graders and WWs I and II with eighth graders.review Simple drawings, simple story, cuts RIGHT to the heart of the matter Every soldier is told they are fighting for the right cause, all enemies are presented as wrong evil the bad guy, etc Flip the script and we become the enemy.

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