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Saturday, 31 August 2013


Friday, 30 August 2013

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Author: J.K.Rowling

 Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Lily Potter etc.

Harry Potter, after having the most terrible holidays with the Dursleys, starts his third year with best friends Ron and Hermione. A terrible man from the Azkaban has escaped. He hears everybody say that Sirius Black, the prisoner, is after him. Dementors, the guards of Azkaban, roam out in the castle of Hogwarts in the attempt to catch Sirius. Harry gets his Marauder’s Map as an early Christmas  gift from Fred and George. He comes to know that Sirius had once been James’s best friend. He also comes to know that Moony(Remus), Prongs(James), Padfoot(Sirius) and Wormtail(Peter) were best friends and they made Marauder’s Map when they were all young. Harry finally understands that Sirius is not the right prisoner of Azkaban and Peter Pettigrew , the real prisoner who ought to be in Azkaban has run away. Sirius thanks Harry as he saved Sirius from the Dementors. Harry comes to know that Sirius is his godfather. He returns back with the Dursleys  who seemed to be horrified at the thought of Harry having a godfather. This looks like a better summer for Harry.

DILEEP.M
IX-C
S3774

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Goosebumps- Stay out of the basement


GOOSEBUMPS - STAY OUT OF THE BASEMENT
This story is about a child who finds that her own father is a plant.
Poor girl, she wanted to know what had happened to her father. So she will plan to search his basement in which he was working. Her plan was done, but each time when she goes to his basement she realizes that it was not her father but a plant. The things from which she understood her father was a plant were, her father’s blood was green, her father had his hair of plant, and he always had soil instead of food. And when she went down to the basement another time she saw her real father in the bathroom by his hands tied.
I loved this story and think that you may also love the story. So read the story of R L Stine and have a scary feeling.
                                                                                                  J Afreen Zaibu                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                          VII B
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Goosebumps-Welcome to dead house


GOOSEBUMPS-WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE
As you all know Goosebumps is a scary novel by R.L.Stine, I am going to write a review of this part of Goosebumps.
This is about a family who don’t have any house to live. Atlast they’ll get a house which is haunted.  This book is full of suspense. So I’m not going to break the suspense. The last part of the story goes like this…………all the members of the family will be safe.
If you don’t want to break the suspense, then I request you to read the book. Or I’ll write the review below.
After reaching the new house the parents will send their children to find some friends. They will find some friends whom they don’t know that they are ghosts. After some day the children will find that they are ghosts, but their parents will not believe. And then the ghosts are going to kill them. When the last minute comes the children will help their parents to escape from the ghosts.
I think u loved the story. But it’s not that much scary as everyone tell compared to me.
The cost of this book is 150/-. I request all to read this book.

                                                                                                                  J Afreen Zaibu
                                                                                                                           VII B
                                                                                                                        s4225

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN


                         Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban is writen by J.K.Rowling.It is published by Bloomsbury publishing plc.This book costs only 6.99 euro.This book consists of 317 pages.The protagonists of this story are Harry,Ron,Hermione,Sirius Black etc.The author has writen this book in such a way that we don't get bored at any part of the story.
                         Harry,Ron and Hermione are going to begin the third year at Hogwards.Harry is bored spending his holidays with the Dursleys.When his school days are about to begin he blows up aunt Marge and gets out of the house.Then he finds thst Sirius black had escaped from Azkaban.His school is gurded by Dementers.He comes to know that Sirius has escaped to kill Harry.Then the story moves on with Harry as ususal running behind things which is not good for him.It has a thrilling climax about how he was able to go to the past and find a solution.In my opinion reading the book was more exciting than watching the movie. 
                                                                                                     
                                           
           
K.Praanesh
IX-C
S3713

The Famous Five - The five are together again

Title : The Famous Five(The five are together again).

Author : Enid Blyton

Characters : Georgina, Dick, Anne, Julian, Timmy, Tinker,Mr. Wooh, Jenny and Prof. Hayling.

The four cousins and their dog pitch their tents near the world-famous scientist. They have a lot of fun and suddenly one morning some important papers of the scientist go missing. They try to solve the theft. They try to hide the remaining papers safely at the Kirrin Island. Finally they find the thief. It was Mr. Wooh. They solved the mystery.It is a nice book and i loved reading it. 
I enjoyed the part when Charlie, the chimp, help the four cousins and the dog to put their tents in the field.

DILEEP.M
IX-C
S 3774

Saturday, 24 August 2013

BOOK NAME-PEACE IN A RESTLESS WORLD
AUTHOR-SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA


I think reading spiritual books is really helpful in maintaining peace in this kaliyuga.We all want peaceful mind,peaceful relationships and peaceful world,when we are at peace we feel happy and satisfied.in fact peace is our own true nature.The author helps us to find the place where lies immortal source of peace and happiness.This book makes ourselves ask whether the things that we do at present gives us happiness and peace throughout our lives. 

Peace of life is possible!In fact we all have the responsibility to bring about greatear peacefulness,first in ourselves even though peaceful interaction with everyone around us.When indivitual peace is attained peacefullness expands to envelope the entire universe.....

                                                     -SREEPARVATHY.S
                                                             X-C
                                                             3435
Book name-Wild child
Author-Paro Anand



The thing for which I was attracted towards this book is the wonderful caption along with the title that is "you can find yourself here".It is clear after reading this book that Paro Anand,the author had done a deep research on the life and problems faced by teenage children.She has even included her own experiences with teens.The author in most of the cases understand the feelings and emotions of a teenager.I think it is an excellent book and after reading this book it has many value based stories which I think we should also understand and inculcate in our lives.

                                                                                          -Sreeparvathy.s
                                                                                                   X-C

Friday, 23 August 2013

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

Author- Rick Riordan
Publishers- Puffin Books
Pages- 375
Cost- Rs 350
ISBN- 978-0-141-3299-4

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first book in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series written by Rick Riordan. The entire series is based on Greek Mythology. The protagonists of the story are Percy Jackson (Son Of Poseidon), Annabeth Chase (Daughter of Athena) and Grover Underwood (Satyr).

The book begins in a  normal school where Percy is living. Accidentally he vaporizes his maths teacher and then things starts to get really messy. He finds that he is a demigod (half human- half god) and also that he has lost his mother. And in this book Zeus' master bolt is stolen and Zeus is accusing Poseidon and a war brews. So Percy along with Annabeth and Grover is given a quest to find and return the Master Bolt. Read this exciting book to know how they find the royal symbol of power. A film of this book is also there but after reading this book, it made me wonder form where they made the movie. It's that different.

Nirupam V
IX C
S3735

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Author: C.S. Lewis

 Characters: Dryads, Prince Caspian, Edmund, Lucy, Peter, Susan, Aslan, Hamadryads, Trumpkin, Trufflehunter and Dr. Cornelius.

Prince Caspian, the new nephew of King Miraz runs away from the castle as Miraz and his wife plan to kill him. He has a tutor named Dr. Cornelius who also lives in the castle. His tutor was a half-dwarf and an old Narnian. Prince Caspian faints half-way during his escape from the castle. When he opens his eyes he finds himself with fauns, centaurs and badgers. He meets Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. He meets all the old Narnians who still live in Narnia. They all wage a war against Miraz and win. Prince Caspian becomes the new King of Narnia and further North. Aslan forms a door in the air and sends back Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan to their own land. They are really happy to visit Narnia once again.It is a nice book and i enjoyed reading it.I hope all my friends will read and enjoy this book.

DILEEP.M
IX-C
S3774 

The Da Vinci Code

Book: The Da Vinci Code

Author: Dan Brown

Pages: 588

Price: 259

Publisher: Transworld Publication

Publication year : 2003






The book 'The da vinci code' is written by Dan Brown, it is an famous book and the bestselling book of the year 2003. This story starts in the Grand Gallery of Paris, the the curator (Keeper) of the grand gallery was violently murdered and the murder was an quest. and the case goes to  professor Robert Langdon and a french crytologist Sophie Neveu. And the quest is all about the works of Leonardo da vinci and the story consist of there adventure and how they finish the quest. And this book is an historical truth. The author Dan brown has shaped this story like an film and it was so interesting to read also and this book contains 588 pages. I think friends you will also read this book.

THANK YOU


                                                                                                                             V.Adityan
                                                                                                                                    VII-C
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Thursday, 22 August 2013

BOOK-MACBETH
AUTHOR-WILLIAM SHAKESPHERE

This is a story of Macbeth who was a noble man and a relative of king Duncan.Once he was back from a battle with his companion Banquo. On their way back three witches appeared before them.they told that macbeth shall be the king of Glamis. They also said Banquo would not be the king but his ancestors will become kings. Banquo did not belived in all what they said.Macbeth was reallly astonished and amazed.Lady Macbeth who was really ambitious wanted to kill duncan who blocked the path of her husband.They both killed him.Duncan's children fled to other places because of fear meanwhile.Macbeth was full of guilty conscience.Due to some frustration and guiltiness she suicided. The rest of the story is full of suspence. This book is full of values which we can adopt in our lives too to be successful.The lesson that we get from the book is that we should always follow the path of justice.I hope you all will surely read this book.

                                                                                       -SREEPARVATHY.S
                                                                                                  X-C

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Chronicles Of Narnia

The Voyage Of  The Dawn Treader

Author- C S Lewis
Publishers- Harper Collins
Pages- 272
Cost- Rs 125
ISBN- 978-0-00-742165-7

The Chronicles Of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in the series but the third book in the reading order in the Narnian series written by C S Lewis. The book is dedicated to Geoffrey Barfield.  The protagonists of the book are Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, King Caspian and Aslan the lion.

The book starts in the place where Edmund and Lucy are staying with their aunt and their wretched cousin Eustace. They are fascinated by a picture on the wall in which a very Narnian looking ship is there. One such day when they were admiring the picture they find themselves back in Narnia along with Eustace. There they meet Caspian who has set on a journey to find his fathers long lost friends, the seven lords of Narnia. Read this awesome book to see how the lords are found, how they overcome the troubles they face and how Eustace changes into a new Eustace. Even though there is a movie version of the book the difference between the book and the movie is a mile.  There are some movie images inside the book.

Nirupam V
IX C
S3735


Famous Five : Five Go Off To Camp





 Author : Enid Blyton

Characters : Anne, Dick, George, Julian, Timmy, Jock, Mr.Andrews and Mr.Luffy

Anne, Gorge, Dick,Julian and Timmy plan to camp with Mr.Luffy in the moors . They all go in Mr.Luffy’s car. The four children and the dog find an unused railway track in which spook-trains run in the night without anyone driving it. They become friends with Jock , the moorland farm boy. He has a step father. His step father warn the children not to go to the railway yard. But the children do not listen and they go. They find that Mr.Andrews, Jock’s step father and his company are black marketers. They steal goods and sell it to the black market. Anne goes and tells the police. The police catch the black marketers.Jock is happy. He is rid of his troubling step father.Jock and the Famous Five have an exciting adventure.I liked this book very much and i hope all my friends will read and enjoy this book. 


DILEEP.M
IX-C
S3774

The Hardy Boys

Day Of The Dinosaur

Author- Franklin W Dixon
Publishers- Minster Paperbacks
Pages- 151 
Cost- Rs 150
ISBN- 0-671-87212-5

The Hardy Boys Day Of The Dinosaur is the 128th book in the Hardy Boys Digest series written under the pen name Franklin W Dixon. This series is comparatively an old one. The protagonists are the Hardy brothers Frank and Joe, two young sleuths.

The story revolves around the brothers and is set in a museum. The book starts with the brothers going to the yet to be opened museum as they were interested in history. They find that their friend is working there and they agree to help them. There they find a lot of artifacts about which they are sure which will be a big hit. They are especially interested in the dinobots and a bison sculpture.  From there a great rivalry is found and a wonderful mystery is found. Written in simple English the author gives us vivid descriptions of the happenings. So grab this book to get a wonderful experience.

Nirupam V
IX C
S3735




Tuesday, 20 August 2013

BOOK-AS YOU LIKE IT
AUTHOR-WILLIAM SHAKESPHERE

DUKE SENIOR RULED HIS COUNTRY WISELY BUT HIS ENEMY BROTHER DUKE FREDERICK SEIZED HIS KINGDOM FROM HIM.ROSALIND WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DUKE SENIOR AND CELIA WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DUKE FREDERICK.THEY BOTH WERE VERY GOOD SISTERS.ROSALIND MISSED HER FATHER DEEPLY AS HE WAS AWAY FROM HER IN A FOREST WITH A COMPANY.THERE WAS A WRESTLING MATCH IN THE TOWN.CHARLES,THE WRESTLING CHAMPION CAME TO DISPLAY HIS SKILLS.HE WAS DEFEATING ONE BY ONE.THERE CAME THE FOURTH OPPONENT ORLANDO,THE SON OF SIR ROWLAND DE BOYS WHO WAS A NOBLE YOUTH.THE GIRLS WARNED HIM NOT TO FIGHT WITH CHARLES AS HE WAS VERY POWERFUL.OLIVER THE BROTHER OF ORLANDO ENCOURAGED CHARLES TO DEFEAT ORLANDO.HE HATED HIS BROTHER SO MUCH.FORTUNATELY ORLANDO WON THE MATCH.ROSALIND WAS ATTRACTED BY ORLANDO'E NOBILITY.SHE LOVED HIM AT FIRST SIGHT.DUKE FREDERICK WAS TURNED RED TO ANGER AS HE KNEW SIR ROWLAND DE BOYS WAS HIS BROTHER'S FRIEND.HE TOLD ROSALIND TO GET OUT OF THE PALACE.CELIA ACCOMPANIED HER COUSIN.
                                                                        AS ROSALIND WAS TALLER THAN CELIA SHE DECIDED TO DRESS UP AS A BOY NAMED GANYMEDE AND CELIA AS HER SISTER ALIENA.IT WOULD BE SAFE FOR THEM TO DRESS IN SUCH COSTUMES.
                                                                         MEANWHILE ORLANDO WAS INFORMED BY HIS FAITHFUL SERVANT ADAM THAT HIS BROTHER OLIVER WAS PLANNING TO KILL HIM.ORLANDO AND ADAM DECIDED TO GO TO THE FOREST.WHILE JOURNEYING ORLANDO MET DUKE SENIOR IN THE FOREST.ALSO BOTH THE GROUPS THAT IS GANYMEDE AND ALIENA[ROSALIND AND CELIA] AND ADAM AND ORLANDO MET EACH OTHER.ROSELIND DISCLOSED HER IDENTITY BUT SHE WAS REALLY HAPPY TO SEE ORLANDO BACK.
                                                                        MEANWHILE ORLANDO SCRIPTED POEMS ON ROSALIND,THE HEAVENLY BEAUTY ON TREES.SHE ALSO DISCLOSED HER IDENTITY IN FRONT OF HER FATHER DUKE SENIOR.ONCE UNDER A TREE ORLANDO SAW HIS BROTHER OLIVER IN A PITY CONDITION.HE WAS STARVING.ORLANDO FIGHTED WITH THE WILD BEASTS AND SAVED HIM.THEY BOTH STARTED LOVING EACH OTHER AS BROTHERS.
                                                                        ONCE OLIVER TOLD ORLANDO ABOUT HIS AFFAIR WITH CELIA.THEIR MARRIAGE WAS FIXED.ATLAST ROSALIND OPENED HER IDENTITY IN FRONT OF ORLANDO.BOTH THE WEDDINGS WERE HELD GRACEFULLY.AT LAST A MESSENGER COMES AND INFORMS DUKE SENIOR THAT HIS BROTHER HAD GIVEN BACK HIS DUKEDOM TO HIM.AND SO THE STORY ENDS WITH EVERYBODY OBTAINING WHAT HE OR SHE WISHED.

                                                                                                                   -SREEPARVATHY.S
                                                                                                                                 X-C