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Archive for 06/02/2019

Loyal creatures – Morris Gleitzman

Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his childhood sweetheart. So Frank ups his age and volunteers with his horse Daisy … and his dad.

In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine he experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn’t expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life.

Penguin

The train to impossible places – P.G. Bell

A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space.

But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery―to the evil Lady Crepuscula.

Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice―with the fate of the entire Union at stake.

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The secret garden – Frances Burnett

Mary Lennox is the daughter of rich British colonists of India. She is a spoiled brat who doesn’t know what caring means. When her parents die of cholera, ten-year-old Mary is sent to live in her uncle mansion Misselthwaite Manor. Her uncle, Archibald Craven, lost his wife and can’t stop mourning her. He left control of his house to his brother. To Mary’s surprise, she isn’t waited on hand and foot, but sent outside to go play in the gardens. There, she finds a boy named Dickon who’s followed around by kind animals, a friendly robin and a garden hidden behind a wall.
As she starts to care about people other than herself, the garden, once Archibald Craven’s wife’s, starts to come alive around her for the first time since the wife died. When she finds a boy named Colin, who turns out to be her cousin, he’s a spoiled brat, like Mary was in India, sick with delusions that he’s to ill to live. Mary and Dickon decide to take him into the “Secret Garden” to make him glad to be alive.

Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise.

They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables – but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead.

Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts’ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter.

It’s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without ‘their’ Anne – and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.

Puffin Books
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Stacey and the missing ring (Babysitters’ Club) – Ann Martin

Stacey is shocked when a new family accuses her of stealing a valuable ring from them when she was baby-sitting. Stacey would never take anything from anyone!

Even worse for the Baby-sitters, the Gardellas are threatening to tell their other clients about the missing ring.

Will everyone in Stoneybrook think the Baby-sitters are stealers? Not if Stacey can help it. She’s going to find out what happened to that ring!

Fictiondb.com

Orphan (movie)

Boy – Roald Dahl

In “Boy”, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury’s, Dahl’s boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, bestselling books.

Google Books

Penguin

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