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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Matilda - Roald Dahl




AUTHOR : Roald Dahl


PUBLISHED IN : USA ( 1964  )


ILLUSTRATED : Quentin Blake




          It's a marvelous book . I enjoyed it very well . It's a well classic story . It's written by the famous author Roald Dahl . He had also written many other books . Some of his other main books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , The BFG , etc. I note that there is no poems in this book . Commonly , in every Roald Dahl books there will be some poems . He also made new words and he this strange language an even stranger name - Gobblefunk
          It is illustrated by Quentin Blake . Roald Dahl said that he is the finest illustrator of children's books in the world today . Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake make a perfect partneship of words and illustrations , but when Roald Dahl started writing , he had many diffrent
 illustrators . Quentin started working with him in 1976 and the first book he illustrated was The Enormous Crocodile , published in 1978 .
          This is a story about a girl who ha d extra knowledge . She loved her teacher , Miss Honey , very much . Now she is trying to save her miss from a big trouble . Try to read it and find the climates .
                                                   
                                                                                            Sanjo Prakash C 
                                                      
                                                     IX - D

                                                     Roll no. - 34

                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                             

Monday, 27 May 2013

Matilda

Author- Roald Dahl
Publishers- Puffin Books
Pages-232

Matilda is a wonderful novel written by Roald Dahl. The Protagonist of the story is a five year old girl- Matilda. Matilda is a brilliant girl with horrible mean parents. Matilda's parents are exactly the opposite of other parents- parents who don't care about their child and who likes to scold and irritate her. But her intelligence helps her to give them what they deserve. But in school, the head  mistress, Trunchbull is a person who hates children and Matilda did not have a good time in school. And there is a Miss Honey who understood Matilda's brilliance and who took care of Matilda The book is really interesting from the beginning to end and the reader will surely enjoy the book. A movie of the book is also there.


Nirupam V
IX C 

A Christmas Carol


Author- Charles Dickens
Movie Adaptation- Jim Carrey, 2009

 A Christmas Carol is the eight book of of the Victorian Period author Charles Dickens. The Protagonist of the story in Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge who is dead set against Christmas. 

              The book contains Five Staves The book starts on the day of Christmas eve when Scrooge's dead companion, Jacob Marley's ghost visits him. Jacob tells him about how he is feeling and also tells him about the Christmas Ghosts. Then Scrooge is visited by the three Christmas Ghosts- The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. These ghosts show him Christmas scenes which dramatically change Scrooge's view about Christmas. The best thing I liked about the book was the style in which it was written. Even though the book is small, the reader will surely be taken to the world of Christmas. A movie of the book has also been made and was released in 2009.


Nirupam V
IX C

Friday, 24 May 2013

FOLK TALES OF RAJASTHAN

The book Folk tales of Rajasthan has a collection of very nice stories.It is retold by Kanagharaghavan.It is published by H&C Publishing house.This book contains 10 stories.I liked the stories - The youth fruit,Destiny,The true earnings etc.In these stories I liked the story Destiny and The true earnings.The story Destiny is about five farmers.One day when they were working in their field ,there came a terrible sound of thunder and terrific flash of lightning.They ran for cover under a tree.The first farmer said that-" Lightning and thunder usually shows someone is going to die".Another farmer said that how they are going to find the man who is going to die.Then they got a solution that everyone will walk to the tree which is nearby.If The one to die is among them,he will be struck by the lightning and will die.Then one by one the farmers walked to the nearby tree.And as the 4 farmers came back safe they said that the one who is going to die is the 5th farmer.He was forcibly sent by the other farmers.When he was walking he closed his eyes and prayed.Then he heard a loud cry.When he looked back he saw the 4 farmers laying died. I liked this book very much.It costs Rs 10 and it's worth reading.

                                                                                         DILEEP.M

                                                                                               IX-C

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Malgudi Days


Malgudi Days
        - R K Narayan

Another wonderful treat from R.K.Narayan full of delicacies in the form of short stories. Published by Indian Thought Publications. This book has 246 pages full of wit and other emotions and a simple cover. Costs Rs.115. This book is divided into 5 parts – firstly ‘Author’s introduction’, ‘From an Astrologer’s Day’, ‘From Lawley Road’, ‘New Stories’ and finally the Glossary.

If anyone asks me what I did all these holidays I would very well reply that I enjoyed at Malgudi. I know it sounds really stupid ‘cause this place is imaginary and not to be found on any map. But it is true that the author became really successful in creating such a place in the minds of the readers. There are many characters. I am thankful to all of them because they came alive and kept company all these days. It is really difficult to choose a favourite story or character because I liked all. But I’d like to brief you about ‘A Father’s Help’, starring one of my most favourite characters ever – Swami.  Just like us he was also reluctant to get up and go to school on a Monday morning. He lied that he had a headache and his mother and grandmother, as always, supported him but his strict father insisted on his going to school. He excused himself for being so late that he can’t go to school and explained how his class teacher Mr. Samuel used to torture the students who come late to class, adding more masalas by himself while explaining. So his father took it as a challenge and wrote a letter addressing the headmaster, he wrote plenty of things about Mr. Samuel, just the way he had explained. Swami was forced to leave and then he began to regret for having said so much. He thought that he’d give the letter later and walked towards the class hoping that he’d get punished. But his hopes turned out to be wrong and he became so determined to get punished (otherwise he’ll not have any evidence for this letter).

I hope that you will also enjoy your holidays at Malgudi, just the way I did! Just flip through the pages and get ready to be transported to the town of Malgudi!!

                                                          T.Anagha Sivadas
                                                                     IX C

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Lucky Lottery

The Cover Page

   The Lucky Lottery


     Author : Ron Roy

     Publisher : Stepping Stone Books

     Pages : 102

     Cost : 94 Rupees

     Series : A to Z Mysteries


                                    I love reading detective and  mystery stories.  I was introduced to the book 'The Lucky Lottery' by my friend, who reads books in this series.  This is just a short story by Ron Roy.  There are three main protagonists are Dick, Josh and Ruth Rose, who goes on a very interesting case of a Seven Million Dollars winning lottery ticket!         

     The others books in this series are 'The Bald Bandit', 'The Deadly Dungeon', The Missing Mummies', 'The Invisible Island' etc...     This book is illustrated by John Steven Gurney.   The suspense is kept from the very beginning to the last. Even though the story is so small, the reader will surely enjoy this book.


Sayooj Samuel                                                                                                                                                   .        IX A                                                                             






Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Nambooryachanum Manthravum by P.Narendranath


നമ്ബൂര്യച്ചനും മന്ത്രവും 
                     പി.നരേന്ദ്രനാഥ് 

പി. നരേന്ദ്രനതിന്റെ വളരെ രസകരമായ ഒരു കൃതി.പ്രകാശനം ചെയ്തത് സംസ്ഥാന ബാലസാഹിത്യ ഇന്സ്ടിടുടാണ്. 80 പേജുകളുണ്ട് . ചിത്രങ്ങള്  വരച്ചത് വിജയന് നെയ്യാട്ടിങ്കരയാണ് . ഇതിന്റെ മുഖ്യ കഥാപാത്രം കൃഷ്ണന് നമ്പൂതിരി അഥവാ നമ്ബൂര്യ്ച്ചനാണ്. പൂതനാപുരം എന്ന ഗ്രാമത്തിലാണ് ജനിച്ചത്‌ . പൂതന ജനിച്ചത്‌ അവിടെയാനെന്നാണ് വിശ്വാസം. ഒരു മഹര്ഷി കാരണം ആ ഗ്രാമം വിട്ടു കംസന്റെ അടുത്തേക്ക് പോയതാണ്.  ഇവരുടെ ഇല്ലത്തേക്ക് ഗ്രാമത്തിലെ ഭൂമി മുഴുവന്  അവകാശപ്പെട്ടതാണ്. കൃഷ്ണന്  നമ്പൂരിയുടെ ചേട്ടന് രാമന്  നമ്പൂതിരി മഹാ പിശുക്കനായിരുന്നു. കുടിയാന്മാരെ ദ്രോഹിച്ചിരുന്നു. പക്ഷെ നംബൂര്യച്ചൻ അവരെ രക്ഷിച്ചു. അതിനിടെ  നമ്പൂരി ഒരു യാത്ര പോയി. യാത്രയിലെ രസകരമായ മുഹുര്തങ്ങലാണ് പിന്നീട് വിവരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. ഭദ്ര കാളിയെ  കാണുന്നതും വരമായി മന്ത്രം കിട്ടുന്നതും അത് കഴിഞ്ഞുള്ള എല്ലാ സാഹസങ്ങളും ഒരു സുന്ദര സ്വപ്നമായി കടന്നു പോവും.  ഇത് വളരെ ലളിതമായ ഭാഷയിലാണ് എഴുതിയിരിക്കുന്നത്. ഈ പുസ്തകം എനിക്ക് വളരെ അധികം ഇഷ്ട്ടപെട്ടു. കൂട്ടുകാരെല്ലാവരും ഇത് വായിക്കണം എന്ന് അപേക്ഷിക്കുന്നു.

     ടി. അനഘ ശിവദാസ്‌ 

Friday, 10 May 2013


52 WAYS TO LIVE SUCCESS


Author-Jeanne Sharbuno
No:of pges-168




 Right from childhood I love reading personality development books.Success means more than money fame or managing tasks well-it is also about getting the best of yourself.The author insists to follow an inside out formula for living success.To be irresistibly attractive also form one of its part.this book tells us to hear our inner voice and to participate in all activities in which we are fully interested.Moreover,it tells us to create time rather than to manage time.how to bring simple luxuries into your everyday life is an excellent chapter of this book.The best message is “when you come from your truth and your heart’s desire,you will have real happiness”.

                                                           
                                                                                                                        -Sreeparvathy.S
                                                                                                                                     X-C

THE COLOUR PURPLE


No of pges-295
Price-Rs 25/-
Author-Alice Walker





 This is a wondrous prize Pulitzer price winning novel.It has later been turned into a motion picture.this is an intense emotional story.The main  character is a lady named celie.Life was’nt easy for her but she knew how to survive ,needing little to get by.Celie is a married lady.Then her husband’s lover,a flamboyant blues singer barraled into her world and gave her the courage and will power to ask for more to laugh,to play and finally to love.The story has memorable and infinetly touching characters.this is a saga filled with joy and pain humour and bitterness and a group of characters who live breathe and illuminate the world.I insist all of you to read this wonderful book.


                                                                                -Sreeparvathy.S
                                                                                          X-C

ALEXANDER'S LESSON AND OTHER STORIES

The author of the book is M.Padmanabhan and Meera Vasudevan.This book contains nice and interesting stories for children.It has a collection of 25 stories.I liked all the stories.Some of the stories are -Alexander's lesson,A Teacher's concern,Chanakya's strategy,Hidden treasure,An Exemplary friendship etc.
This book is published by the Young Kids Press.It was first published in November,2007.This book costs Rs 35 and it contains 80 pages.I hope all my friends will read and enjoy books in this 50 days holidays.

                                                                                                                                   DILEEP.M
                                                                                                                                        IX-C