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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author : Mark Twain                                                                            

Publisher : Dhingra Publishing House

Cost : 135 rupees

Pages : 124


     

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the best known books written by Mark Twain.  This book tells a real adventurous and marvelous story of a boy named Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn introduces himself as the narrator in this story. He used to play pranks on others with his friend Tom Sawyer. Eventually he found a lot of money and the rest of the story is thought provoking and splendid with its way of writing. The story continues with many other adventures and heart touching stories.

     This book has got 16 chapters. Some of them are – Huck strikes gold, I move about as a girl, The play, I play Tom Sawyer etc. This book is published by Dhingra Publishing House. This book is illustrated on at least on side. This book costs rupees 135 and has a total of 124 pages. I liked this book as many others liked after reading this book. Hope you will surely enjoy reading this book.

Sayooj Samuel                                                                                                                                     VIII-A                                                                                                                                                     S4617

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Alice In Wonderland

It is the story of a young girl named Alice. As she is sitting on the riverbank of the Thames, she sees a white rabbit with a waistcoat that is talking to itself, pass by. Alice follows it out of curiosity until she enters a rabbit-hole and starts falling down slowly. When the little girl eventually lands, she is in a room with a table and a key on it. A little door leads into a wonderful garden. But it is so small she can’t go through.
She then notices a small bottle labeled “Drink me” on the table. Alice drinks it and becomes very small. But she forgot to open the door and cannot reach the key. She now eats a cake labeled “eat me” and become very big. As she is confused she cries and then tries to cool herself with the white rabbit’s fan. She soon shrinks so much she is forced to swim in her own tears. She then meets other animals and gets out of the water. The Mouse wants to tell a dry story in order to dry but the Dodo suggests a caucus-race.
When she is dry, Alice enters the garden. She goes to a house and drinks from a bottle, making her grow again. She is so big she cannot get out and all the animals gather to make her leave. They throw pebbles at her, which are in fact pieces of cake. She eats one and shrinks again.
She runs from the house into the wood and meets a huge puppy and later the Caterpillar sitting on a mushroom and smoking a hookah. The caterpillar tells her that eating one side or the mushroom will make her either shrink or grow.
Then she finds a cottage where a Fish-Footman delivers an invitation from the Queen to play croquet to a Frog-Footman. She enters and meets the Duchess in the kitchen with her baby. A cook is making a soup and is putting a lot of pepper making the air unbearable. The baby is crying so Alice takes it outside where it changes into a piglet. She leaves him and runs into the woods until she comes upon the Cheshire cat, a grinning, but mysterious animal. He doesn’t appear all at once, and his grin is the first thing Alice sees.
Alice goes on until she meets the mad Hatter and the March Hare, who are having a tea party with a sleeping Dormouse. Alice finds them confusing because they ask riddles to which there is no answer and pretend that there is no room for her whereas there is.
Suddenly, she finds herself in the room where she landed. She uses a piece of mushroom to grow there right size and enters the garden where the Queen is having a croquet game with flamingoes for sticks and hedgehogs for holes. Alice is invited to play. The Queen orders anyone who disagrees with her to be beheaded. Alice finishes the game and is the only one not to be sentenced.
The Queens then asks a Gryphon to take Alice to the Mock Turtle in order to hear its story. The Turtle tells Alice about the time when she was at school and learned subjects like ‘reeling, ‘writhing’ or ‘fainting’. Then Alice, the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle dance a Lobster Quadrille.
Next they attend a trial, where the King, assisted by the White Rabbit, tries to find who has stolen some tarts. Alice starts growing and tips over the jury box. The Queen asks to sentence the accused now and to hear the verdict later. Alice protests and is sentenced. She replies to her that nobody cares and that they are just a pack of cards. The cards start jumping at her face and that is the moment when she wakes up from her dream
Unnikishnan
VIC

Friday, 23 November 2012

WELL DONE -SECRET SEVEN -BY ENID BLYTON

Enid Blyton is one of the children's favorite author.the secret seven is one of the book written by Enid Blyton.
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The well done Secret seven is one of the version of secret seven.This book is very interesting and easy to read.The main 7 characters in this book are Peter,Jack,Colin,Pam,Jane,Barbara and George.This story is all about a boy named Jeff,his cruel uncle and his friend named Mr Tizer.This story also reveals the mystery behind the missing of Jeff.In this story the characters which I liked most are Peter and George.Scamper is also an interesting character in this story.

I hope you all will surely read and enjoy this book......


GAYATHRY.S
VI-D

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author : Mary Shelly

Publisher : Dhingra Publishing House

Cost : 135 rupees

Pages : 122


     Frankenstein is an imaginary classic novel written by a great writer Mary Shelly. Frankenstein is a story of a monster created by a man called Victor Frankenstein. This book tells a heart touching story. The story begins with a man called Robert Walton and the rest of the story is the explanation of Victor’s life. The story is really amazing with a horror theme. The ending of the story has an exciting finish.

     This book will be liked by everybody because of its theme and the way of presentation. The book is published by Dhingra Publishing House. It costs only rupees 135 and it has a total of 224 pages. This book is also an illustrated series. I liked this book very much and hope you will like reading this book.

 Sayooj Samuel                                                                                                                                             VIII-A                                                                                                                                                          S4617

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author : Hreman Melville

Publisher : Dhingra Publishing House

Cost : 135 rupees

Pages : 124


     Moby dick is a world famous and mind thrilling novel written by Herman Melville and published in 1851. This book is a great adventurous story of a sailor named Ishmael.

     In this book the way of presentation in very good. The story is all about the voyage on a whaling ship to capture Moby Dick, the great whale of the sea. But in all the encounters with the whale, they fail. It is with the revenge of captian Aheb. The story is mind thrilling and the climax has a very heart touching ending.

     The book is illustrated along with the story. This book has got 224 pages and is published by Dhingra Publishing House. This book costs only 135 rupees. This book is also available in the library.

Sayooj Samuel                                                                                                                                     VIII-A                                                                                                                                                               S4617

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

DAVID COPPERFIELD


 DAVID COPPERFIELD




The famous story David Copperfield was written by Charles Dickens who was one of the talented  and excellent writer of children's fiction.The story David Copperfield says the real story of its author Charles Dickens.

The story opens with the birth of David,who tells the story from the beginning to the end.The main characters in this story are Pegoatty"the housemaid of David",Miss Dora"the wife of David",Emily"the friend of Davy",Mr Steer forth,Mr Micawber etc.

This is the story of a boy named David Copperfield .His father was dead and his mother married a cruel man Mr Murdstone who enters into David's life with his cruel ideas to separate David and his mother.David was admitted in boarding school by his stepfather and he was struggling to live their but he got so many new friends there who were very helpful to him.He got help from a women named Miss Trotwood in studies and to get job.The story goes on telling about David's married life and he gradually came to a good position ,later he visits his home again.This is a story of a self made boy and his positive attitude towards life.this story will boost your self confidence so all should read it.

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI- O.HENRY


O.Henry (William Sydney Porter) was an American writer.His short stories are well known for their warm characterisation.

This story is very interesting and it touches one's heart.This story is all about a young married couple, Jim and Della who take pride in their possessions,Della's beautiful long hair and Jim's gold watch which had belonged to his father and grandfather.They challenge themselves of buying Christmas gifts for each other but they have only little money left with them.Della loves her husband very much and decides to sell her hair, she finds a platinum fob chain for Jim's watch.Likewise Jim also loves his wife very much and decides to sell his watch to buy combs for his loving wife.When Jim reaches home, Della tells him that she sold her hair in order to buy gift for him and shows her gift but she was shocked to hear that,he also sold his watch to buy gift for her.At last they are now left with the gifts that neither one can use but they realise, how far they are willing to show their love.


I like this book because the language used in this book is very easy to understand and moreover it's a wonderful story.So I request you to read this book.....


APARNA RAMESH
10-C

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Oliver Twist

By Charles dickens


First of all here is some information about the origins of the book.Oliver Twist,also known as The Parish boy's progress is the second novel by author Charles Dickens, published by Richard Bentley in the year 1838.The book was originally published as a serial, in monthly installments that began appearing in the month of February 1837 and continued until April 1839. 
The story is of a young boy, Oliver Twist who becomes orphaned after his mother passed way during the childbirth and was then taken cared by the Mrs.Mann who gave very little food and comfort to Oliver.After becoming nine years of age he was sent to work in a workhouse, and from there his journey starts.He works for an undertaker and later runs away to London and learns to pickpocket by the influence of infamous criminal Fagin, and then things take a turn and he meets Rose Maylie and Mr. Brownlow and at last finds out about his relatives and after a long struggle ends up to live happily.

This story highlights the hardships faced by young children who have nobody to take care and nurture them.Its a heart-warming tale and is sure to be liked by all.Its a really nice book with a charming 17th century backdrop and should be surely read at least once.

Reviewed by: Anjana.Cp
X-C



FAMOUS FIVE - FIVE GET INTO TROUBLE


By Edin Blyton

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‘The Famous Five- Five get into trouble’ is the 8th part of a wonderful novel written by the great novelist Enid Blyton. The famous five represents 4 children named Julian, Dick, Anne, Georgina and a dog named Timmy. The novel is the adventures of the famous five. This book with the title five get into trouble is their journey with a new friend named Richard. First the five make a holiday plan and set out for a journey. On their way they meet a boy named Richard. And the left story is their adventures, how they all get into trouble and how they get out of it. 




This book is divided into 21 divisions. Some of the topics in this book are- Five make a holiday plan, Richard, moonlight adventure, trapped, strange secret, a very exciting finish etc… This book has a great language, a language one really uses in his life. Edin Blyton has written this book with a special way of presentation. This book costs Rs 115 has a total of 246 pages. The cover page is illustrated by Richard Jones. 


I like this book very much and hope you would like reading it. 

Reviewed by:
Sayooj Samuel
VIII-A

Monday, 19 November 2012

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin Books

Pages: 189

Cost: 225 rupees

     

     Roald Dahl, the world’s number 1 storyteller, is the author of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This book tells the story of a boy named Charlie Bucket who loves chocolate and Willy Wonka, the owner of the chocolate factory.  The book is very interesting from the very beginning to the end. This story is very interesting like all the other Roald Dahl’s book.

     The main characters in this story are Charlie Bucket, Mr. Willy Wonka, Augustus Gloop, Mike Teavee, Veruka Salt, Violet Beauregarde and the Oompaloompas. In this story five lucky winners of the golden ticket were given the greatest opportunity to visit the chocolate factory. There are many poems also sung by the Oompaloompas. And the story continues with an exciting finish. This book is illustrated by Quentin Blake. There are 189 pages in this book and costs 225 rupees.  Hope you will enjoy reading this book.

Sayooj Samuel                                                                                                                                      VIII-A                                                                                                                                                                S4617

Sunday, 18 November 2012

 
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

   Authour-J.K.Rowling
   Pages-678

When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder. Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s—and Hogwarts’s—future in shadow.
My friend told to read this book.I am grateful to him.It is so exciting.I hope you to will read it.
 
                                THANK YOU
  





THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES


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Book Details:
Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
Number of pages : 146
Publisher : Bantam classics

Main charecters :​Sherlock Holmes , Dr. Watson , Sir Henry Baskerville
Summary :The book is the third among the four Sherlock Holmes novels . Holmes and Watson are approached by a Dr. Mortimer , who tells a curious tale of a family named Baskervilles and the legend of the hound of the Baskervilles . Holmes is very much attracted by the mystery but as he is a man of science he doesn,t believe in the legend of the hell-hound and thinks that there is a human agency involved .
I am not going to reveal any more about the plot , Its for you all to read and enjoy .


Posted by:
Abhishek.P
Class :IX-A
18.11.12