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  • Title: Fattypuffs and Thinifers
  • Author: André Maurois
  • ISBN: 9781903252079
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two brothers find a country under the earth whose citizens are segregated by weight.
    Fattypuffs and Thinifers Two brothers find a country under the earth whose citizens are segregated by weight

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    1. Can I describe this as a geopolitical children s book with an eventual message of peace and reconciliation The idea is that two squabbling brothers, one fat and one thin, discover an underground world divided into two states, that of the plump Fattypuffs and that of the scrawny Thinifers Written in 1930 the two nations are apparently based on France and Germany and are no less antagonistic, but are also shown to be complimentary, even symbiotic.I came across it at school, perhaps it sticks in th [...]

    2. One of my favourite books that I read as a child was Fattypuffs and Thinifers by Andre Maurois Thinking about this book evokes some fantastic childhood memories of sitting up under the bed sheets and reading by torchlight with my brother, while scoffing midnight snacks Maurois lavish descriptions and satirical humour had us enthralled and helped stimulate my passion for reading The story follows the fictional tale of two nations that are segregated based on weight The fattypuffs inhabit a land w [...]

    3. Thoroughly entertaining fantasy about two brothers plunged into a war between a nation of obese pleasure seekers the Fattypuffs and a country of skinny grumps the Thinifers Informed by the author s experiences during The Great War it s a pretty anti war tome but it s other key message is it doesn t matter whether you re fat or thin just be yourself Just be yourself and don t blow one another up Two messages just as meaningful in 2011 as they were in 1930 Some of the references and phrasing may b [...]

    4. Read this when young, from a copy owned by a neighbor whose parents were highly educated Brits Was trying and failing to come up with the title recently, but just now a friend has happened to like a review of what must certainly be the correct book.Apparently and obviously, in retrospect this is an anti war allegory, which completely passed over my head I was not a particularly noticing sort of child.

    5. This is one of those great books I read it when I was 8 or 9 then spent another 20 plus years trying to remember what it was called, who wrote it and getting hold of another copy.If a book sticks in your mind so strongly that you spend than 20 years trying to find it again thats a darn strong recommendation to it This is such a book for its rather clever story that still has relevant messages today and its outstanding illustrations.Basically its the story of 2 boys, 1 fat and 1 thin who find a [...]

    6. When brothers Edward and Terry find a staircase leading down between two rocks little do they know the adventure they are about to embark on The land below is split into two camps the rather rotund Fattypuffs and the seriously skinny Thinifers The brothers are separated, for you see Edward is a bit on the plump side and Terry is as thin as a rake and through no choice of their own they are drawn into war between the two camps One that the boys are determined to resolve as amicably as possible.A [...]

    7. One of my all time favorite books as a kid I took it out of the library so many times, that my mom found me a first edition copy from 1968 FT is farcical, irreverent, and simplistic in its manner of commenting on post great war Europe, as well as family values, self image issues, and international politics Maurois vision of things to come is startling Perfect for kids with its silly happy fat vs miserable thin war and perfect for adults who can examine the true to life subtext, all while reading [...]

    8. I loved this book as a child, and for some reason I was thinking about it tonight so I looked it up on I suppose the story of the strife between two societies, one plump fond of food and one thin fond of exercise is as relevant now as it was in 1930 I really must look up a copy so I can re read it Its one of those books that has left a permanent impression on me.

    9. Read this while at Primary school and it still sticks in my head Will have to get hold of a copy to re read.

    10. Why I Chose the BookWith only two days left in Australia and my days completely booked with activities I only had two nights to finish an entire book I scanned my friend s shelves and found Fattypuffs and Thinifers I wanted something I could read quickly and the cover looked interesting.Initial ThoughtsAfter the two boys descend the stairs into a world where people are divided based on weight, it becomes clear that this is a political satire Two countries war over the name of a neutral island, w [...]

    11. A wonderful old fashioned and yet highly relevant children s story about two brothers one thin, one fat finding a way underground to land divided in two into a country of Fattypuffs and Thinifers.This is cleverly written, with a child reading able to see the two sides of the story told by one or the other side that differ slightly in their telling of battles, old grievances and differences I really liked this, and only discovered it recently My version is a very old one, with superb original bla [...]

    12. Fattypuffs and Thinifers is a wonderful book about two brothers, one fat and one thin, who discover a hidden world beneath the surface of the earth This subterranean society is segregated based on the physical weight of its inhabitants Larger people are Fattypuffs and live separately to the Thinifers, who are workaholics who eat to live not live to eat The two nations are hostile towards each other and are verging on a war The two brothers from the surface are separated when they arrive in this [...]

    13. Translated by Norman Denny, illustrated by Fritz Wegner A children s fantasy first published in 1930, this book tells of two brothers, the thin Terry and the plump Edward, who descend into an underground world There, two opposing nations one fat, fun loving and easy going, the other thin, acerbic, and disciplinarian make war on one another.It s an imaginative and well told tale, with funny characters like President Rugifer, who insults everyone twice, and King Plumpapuff, who takes a nap every h [...]

    14. Two brothers stumble across a strange underground land which is at war One nation being made up of fat and lazy people the other of thin, miserly people.Although decently written the i think about it the less good it looks There are a number of problems with it First the level of death and destruction which seems odd for a children s book of this sort Second the protagonists really have no influence on the course of events and finally in a story with too such extreme elements the logical conclu [...]

    15. Ok so I was a less than mediocre french student When I have been in France and attempted to speak, people look at me as if I were an insane Albanian No matter, I did read this book about a land of fat people and a land of skinny people with characteristcs associated with their physical condition and who blundered into wars A thinly veiled reference to the French and the Germans This book is very funny, a french Gulliver Isles.

    16. An adorable little satire with two message that are just as relevant now as they were almost a hundred years ago Firstly not to judge by appearance and secondly that Europe is stronger together than divided Sigh There s always a recipe for choux buns in the back if the thought of Brexit makes you weep after reading this.

    17. This was a terrible book that reinforced fat shaming and a variety of body image issues and yet I love it When I was little, reading about the escalator in the park that would take you to a subterranean ocean was real The illustrations were loose and playful, and the characters were expressive I really regret giving it away.

    18. What s your reason for hating someone else What if that person were your own brother Could you still hate him Or would you want to find a road to peace This book is as relevant in modern America as it was when it was written in France in 1930 I loved this book as a child, and I love it still, having just read it to my daughter as a bedtime read.

    19. This book was really great I finished it in one sitting Though it is a children s book I think every teenager and adult should read this It may give them an insight that everyone is equal And also that everyone should be compassionate I see the book is quite underrated The translation used in the Vintage Edition was quite good Loved Edmund and Terry and their bonding.

    20. I was hoping for This suffered from a case of the cutes tried too hard and seemed rather too silly It started out well but seemed to belabor it s points It s short that s a plus It s readable and the story does move along at a brisk pace Perhaps I m being a bit harsh, I m sure that children of a certain age may enjoy this but it s no Phantom Tollbooth.

    21. I thought the language was a bit demanding for my 8yo, but he seemed to enjoy it He over identified with the Fattypuffs, which sort of put the message of peace and understanding out of the running Good fun, and excellent illustrations anyway.

    22. I do love finding a great book I ve never heard of, especially a French classic as fun and clever as this one Fattypuffs and Thinifers manages to combine a fun story with a political messagetrongbeliefinwicker

    23. Can t remember too much about it, but it left an impression on me because I ve spent years periodically searching Google with nothing but an image of the cover and a sort of story outline in my head to work with, and today I finally found out what the book is called Now, finally, I can rest.

    24. I still love this book, though it does have issues holding up over time Kids were a bit perplexed by it but were also gripped by the story.

    25. I really enjoyed the plain, ironic and humorous tone of book Although many things were predictable during the book, its narration was exciting yet.

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