Fartiste / Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In nineteenth-century France, Joseph Pujol, a little boy who can control his farts, grows up to become Le Petomaine, making audiences laugh at the Moulin Rouge in Paris with his animal noises, songs, and other sounds. Includes facts about Joseph Pujol and life in turn-of-the-century Paris.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781416928287 : SAL
      1416928286 : SAL
    • Accession Number:
      2007037526
    • Accession Number:
      fay.256140
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KRULL, K.; BREWER, P.; KULIKOV, B. Fartiste. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008. ISBN 9781416928287. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140. Acesso em: 29 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Krull K, Brewer P, Kulikov B. Fartiste. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140. Accessed January 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Krull, K., Brewer, P., & Kulikov, B. (2008). Fartiste. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Krull, Kathleen, Paul Brewer, and Boris Kulikov. 2008. Fartiste. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140.
    • Harvard:
      Krull, K., Brewer, P. and Kulikov, B. (2008) Fartiste. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140 (Accessed: 29 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Krull, K, Brewer, P & Kulikov, B 2008, Fartiste, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, viewed 29 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Krull, Kathleen, et al. Fartiste. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Krull, Kathleen, Paul Brewer, and Boris Kulikov. Fartiste. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Krull K, Brewer P, Kulikov B. Fartiste [Internet]. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 2008 [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.256140

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 August #1

When it comes to expelling gas, don't equate the Fartiste with Walter the Farting Dog. Joseph Pujol was the real thing, a Frenchman who startled and entertained with his abilities while passing gas. As Krull recounts in indefatigable rhyme, Joe realizes his talent at a young age; later, in the army, his buddies fall on the floor, as he squeezes out some songsâ€"or the loud sounds of war. For a while, Joe is content to be a baker, but with eight children to feed, he decides to take his show on the road. A visit to the Moulin Rouge turns into a stint as one of the showplace's great attractions, and he entertains not only his fellow countrymen but also the likes of Belgium's King Leopold and Sigmund Freud. Kids who think regular old farting is funny will be delighted with Pujol's ability to elevate the genre. Authors Krull and Brewer easily find humor in gassiness, and artist Kulikov is right behind them (so to speak), presenting images such as gas clouds filled with muscial notes (Pujol can play Debussy in farts). An afterword cites the facts in the whole amazing story. Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring

Krull and Brewer's playful rhyming text presents Joseph Pujol, a Moulin Rouge performer renowned for "blasting out tunes from his own derriere." Kulikov's mixed-media paintings convey the gaiety of turn-of-the-century Parisian theater and put forth creative representations--firework-style blasts, heart-shaped clouds--of Pujol's gaseous emissions. The audience first looks at Pujol in wide-eyed astonishment, then laughs uproariously--a response likely to be shared by readers. Bib. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2008 #5

The Gas We Pass gets put to practical use. Krull and husband Brewer must have known they'd struck picture-book-biography gold when they discovered Joseph Pujol, a Moulin Rouge performer renowned for "blasting out tunes from his own derriere." As detailed in the playful rhyming text, Pujol first realized he had this unique gift when, at age eight, he dove into the ocean near his hometown of Marseille, sucking water and air into his sphincter. "One minute, by chance, he was flexing his gut. / The next, he had sounds coming out of his butt!" Kulikov's mixed-media paintings convey the gaiety of turn-of-the-century Parisian theater and put forth creative representations -- firework-style blasts, heart-shaped clouds, etc. -- of Pujol's gaseous emissions. Careful observers will find Freud, whom Krull and Brewer identify in their afterword as a Pujol fan, watching a performance with furrowed-brow intensity. The other audience members, apparently not busy formulating theories of anal fixation, first look at Pujol in wide-eyed astonishment, then laugh uproariously -- a response likely to be shared by most readers under twelve. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 June #1

True story: a boy discovers he has an unusual command over the muscles in his intestines. With lots of practice and ambition, Joseph Pujol becomes the Fartiste, the fin-de-sicle sensation of the legendary Moulin Rouge. "A bit of Beethoven, a song by Mozart," write Krull (the Lives of... series) and Brewer (You Must Be Joking! ) in their rhyming quatrains, "A Debussy ditty—all through a fart." (Respectful of their audience's curiosity, the authors also note, "his flatulent actions completely lacked smell.") Clearly tickled by the subject matter, Kulikov (The Castle on Hester Street ) employs a brassy palette and broad, earthy expressions reminiscent of vintage theatrical posters; he captures both Pujol's consummate showmanship and the joie de vivre of the gas-lit (no pun intended) bohemian world that embraced him. As for the famous flatulence, even the politest company will find its visual interpretation apropos: Kulikov draws each breaking of wind as a cross between a Botticelli-esque cloud and a comic-strip text balloon. The don't-miss afterword discloses that Pujol's actual stage name was Le Petomane (the Fartomaniac) and that his fans included—mais oui! —Sigmund Freud. Ages 4–8. (June)

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