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Title : Philémon, Tome 4 : Le château suspendu
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ISBN : 9782205055078
Format Type : Other Book
Number of Pages : 46 Pages
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Philémon, Tome 4 : Le château suspendu Reviews

  • Markku Kesti
    2018-10-01 15:12

    Kts. Filemon ja villin pianon arvostelu.

  • Jason Das
    2018-10-17 16:12

    Interesting as an historical artifact, I guess. Not particularly good in any respect.

  • Melissa Mcavoy
    2018-10-06 16:28

    3 1/2 stars Goofy fun for those who love Tin Tin & Asterix

  • Stuart
    2018-10-17 15:26

    Frédéric Othon Théodore Aristidès, but more commonly known as Fred, was a French cartoonist best known for his series called Philemon. Shortly before his death in 2013, Fred finished volume 16 of this popular series and effectively brought the series to a close. One year after his death, TOON Books started translating these titles to English. To date, there are three published - 1. Cast Away on the Letter A, The Wild Piano, and The Suspended Castle. Allow me to tell you a little bit about the series and each of the books individually.Philemon is a French teenager whose best friend is a donkey named Anatole. He is also a bit lazy, a bit of a dreamer, and has a dad who gets easily aggravated at the "tall stories" that Philemon tells him. The first story Cast Away on the Letter A begins with Philemon falling down a well and landing on a beach. It is here where he met a well-digger named Bartholomew and finds out that he is on the island. The island is the letter A and part of the words on the map "ATLANTIC OCEAN." Who knew that those words on the map were actual places. :) He also encounters a centaur while on this particular adventure. Later in the adventure, Bartholomew and Philemon enter a ship in a bottle and sail to the other A in Atlantic where they enter into a labyrinth. Philemon loses Bartholomew and his wandering around, he escapes back to his home.In The Wild Piano, Philemon's dad thinks he's crazy, but his Uncle Felix remembers Bartholomew and is stunned to learn that Philemon found him. However, Uncle Felix seems scared to talk about the letter A island. He also fancies himself a bit of a magician, and he decides to help Philemon return and try and save Bartholomew. While there, Philemon breaks a law and must perform a concert on a wild piano. This ends up looking like a mix of concert and bull fight. Because he was able to defeat the piano, he is rewarded with an elevator ride. On this ride, he finds Bartholomew and they try to escape. While trying to escape, they encounter a giant man (perhaps Gulliver of Gulliver's Travels). Eventually, they do escape through a wardrobe (C.S. Lewis anyone?), which leads them back to Uncle Felix's room.In The Suspended Castle Bartholomew is sad to be back in his village. Having been gone 40 years, he feels completely out of place. He doesn't like the clothes he wears. He misses his castle and his centaur butler. Uncle Felix decides to help him return, but Bartholomew forgets his hat when leaving. This causes Philemon to chase after him. This time they end up on the letter I. They try to make it back to the letter A and Bartholomew's castle, but our captured by a captain with a boat shaped like a whale (thoughts of Melville come to mind). While Bartholomew and Philemon were rowing on the whale boat, pelican-shaped boats flying in the sky tried to capture the whale. They were only able to capture Bartholomew and Philemon though, which they took to a castle suspended by a rope. They were then mistaken as "cutters of the rope," whom the people had been awaiting for 2,000 years. Philemon and Bartholomew cut the rope (improperly) and the castle sank with everyone escaping except the captain who went down with his castle. Philemon and Bartholomew also make it back home.The first three books in the Philemon series are absurdly delightful. The illustrations are crude, but the number of literary references are astounding. If you are looking for a trip through strange lands, then you'll enjoy this series. I think it's more geared toward teenagers, but adults might find some pleasure in it as well.

  • Michael Murano
    2018-09-29 15:12

    Philémon is one of my favorite comic. I read it and own it in French, in its original.It is a distopian world where Alice meets Spirited Away... or something like that :) Philémon is a country boy who has a donkey for his sole companion. That venerable animal is christened Atol, such that when you say l'Âne Atol (the donkey Atol), you get a play on word with Anatole, presumably a reference to the French author Anatole France. Philémon's dad is an irascible realist--perhaps even a materialistic positivist--someone who believes only what he can see and touch (I'm simplifying a bit). His uncle is a wiser man who has come to terms with a complex reality he does not control, a reality where the letters of the words "Océan Atlantique" which are written on every respectable French map, are, in fact, islands on the Atlantic ocean.Their world, the world of the letters, is governed by a different set of physical and social laws. Homes grow unaided, one could camp on water, aquacritics are a composite of men in tux and a floating chair. Once a boat is surrounded by such a herd, the mariners are forced to perform a play and if the aquacritics are not pleased, they sink the boat.It is in that world that Philémon falls and we fall with him in a landscape that defies the imagination and a story that proceeds like a French political drama. But then again, Philémon might be just that: a French political drama in disguise.

  • Barbara
    2018-10-05 14:20

    In this graphic novel following an adventure begun in Cast Away on the Letter A, Philemon and Bartholomew have quite an adventure as they look for a way back to the letter A in the ATLANTIC OCEAN. When Philemon's uncle inflates a shell, he ends up following Bartholomew in order to give him hat. The two are forced to row a ship across the seas, and end up being touted as the saviors of a group of men living in a castle suspended in midair. When they cut the rope, of course, the castle falls into the ocean and begins to sink, and Philemon and Bartholomew are blamed. It's all absurd fun with back matter explaining some of the inspiration for elements in the story and providing details about art and music that fit the book's themes and images. Of course, the comparison to the works of Lewis Carroll will be obvious, and this series and comic won't be to everyone's taste, but it is interesting to stretch one's brain and imagine the possibilities.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-29 16:27

    Pros: The Whale ships and the Pelican Whalers are amazing! The details inside the Whales are so cool and Nemo-esc. The part where the rowers revolted because they wanted to row more was unexpected and kind of funny.Cons: Again, why the Suspended Castle? That was barely part of the story and ended very strangely.3 1/2 stars

  • Lynn
    2018-10-21 19:30

    Graphic novels are not my favorite, but I know my students love them. This is a surreal action adventure for grades 2 and up. I think the weirdness will appeal to some kids. It remind me of a strange graphic Dr. Seuss Terry Gilliam mash up. I think kids will relate to the silliness, respond to the fantasy and let it take them away. Includes a lot of geography and literary references.

  • Vanessa
    2018-09-28 19:40

    Philemon is back for another adventure traveling on the letters that make up ATLANTIC on maps. This time they wind up on the dot of the "i", stow away on a "whaling" ship and take down some harpooners. This is a rather silly but energetic book that reluctant readers might enjoy. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Amy
    2018-10-23 19:41

    Super weird (in the best way possible) and imaginative.

  • Jason
    2018-09-30 14:15

    Has all the elements that make the first two so good, but with all new scenarios. Does Fred's imagination have any limits?