Recensie: The Arrival

920607Auteur: Shaun Tan
Titel: The arrival
Genre: Graphic novel
Taal: (boek heeft geen tekst)
Jaar: 2006
ISBN
: 9780734406941
Aantal pagina’s: 132
Gelezen: Maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he’s leaving home to build a better future for his family.

Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant’s experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can’t communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character’s isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.
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Recensie: De notenkraker

35893715Auteur: E.T.A. Hoffman
Titel: De notenkraker
Genre: Sprookjes
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9789463491020
Aantal pagina’s: 96
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
‘Op dat moment zag Marie iets wat niemand nog was opgevallen. Helemaal achter op de tafel stond een eigenaardig mannetje, heel onopvallend, alsof hij geduldig op zijn beurt wachtte.’

Het is kerstavond. Fritz en Marie kunnen niet wachten om hun cadeautjes open te maken. Tussen alle geschenken vindt Marie een vreemd uitziende notenkraker. Nog vreemder: hij komt ’s nachts tot leven. Voordat ze het weet is Marie het middelpunt van een gevecht tussen de Muizenkoning en het andere speelgoed en wordt ze meegenomen naar een wereld van suikerkastelen, chocoladekoningen en echte liefde.

Het klassieke sprookje van De Notenkraker in een prachtig nieuw jasje met illustraties van Sanna Annukka!
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Recensie: Verzamel de liefde

30326097Auteur: Bart Moeyaert
Titel: Verzamel de liefde
Genre: Poëzie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2006
ISBN: 9789021474946
Aantal pagina’s: 41
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Gedichten over de liefde – maar niet alleen over de liefde. Over het hier en nu, over een kamer, een ochtend, een hand, over woorden en hoe ontoereikend die zijn kunnen wanneer je wil zeggen waar het om gaat.

Ik mag je.
Nee. Ik mag je niet.
Ik moet je.
Dat bedoel ik.
Ik heb je lief.
Nee. Heb ik niet
Ik word je lief.
Dat voel ik.
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Recensie: The Crane Wife

20893446Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The Crane Wife
Genre: Literatuur magisch realisme
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780143126171
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: Mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
George Duncan is an American living and working in London.  At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes.  All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice.  But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound—a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden.  When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself.  It has been shot through the wing with an arrow.  Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird’s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky.

The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books—a harmless, personal hobby—when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in.  Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork.  George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her.   She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him.

Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth.  It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.

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Recensie: Six of Crows

23437156Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Six of Crows
Genre: YA, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781627792127
Aantal pagina’s
: 465
Gelezen: Januari 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
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Recensie: Show Stopper

33961568Auteur: Hayley Barker
Titel: Show Stopper
Genre: YA, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781407179674
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: januari 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land are forced to sell their children to a travelling circus – to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives – pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds – but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.
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Recensie: Hazel Wood

35997403Auteur: Melissa Albert
Titel: The Hazel Wood
Genre: Young Adult, fictie, sprookjes, horror
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780141388663
Aantal pagina’s: 359
Gelezen: maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate – the Hazel Wood – Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away – by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD. 

To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began . . .
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