Recensie: The Arrival

920607Auteur: Shaun Tan
Titel: The arrival
Genre: Graphic novel
Taal: (boek heeft geen tekst)
Jaar: 2006
: 9780734406941
Aantal pagina’s: 132
Gelezen: Maart 2018

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: A million worlds with you

33913870Auteur: Claudia Gray
Titel: A million worlds with you
Serie: Firebird #3
Genre: Young Adult sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780062279033
Gelezen: maart 2018

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite’s hands in the final installment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Timesbestselling author Claudia Gray.

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent’s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite’s side, the Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed.
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Recensie: De arabier van de toekomst

25105057Auteur: Riad Sattouf
Titel: De arabier van de toekomst
Genre: Graphic novel, memoirs, non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9789044534672
Aantal pagina’s: 158
Gelezen: Januari 2018

De kleine Riad, blond als zijn Franse moeder, groeit op in de Arabische wereld van zijn vader: het Libië van Khadafi en het Syrië van Assad. Dat zijn nou echte, moderne mannen, vindt Riads vader. Zo moet zijn zoon ook worden: een Arabier van de toekomst.
In deze kleurrijke autobiografische graphic novel schetst Sattouf het Midden-Oosten van de vroege jaren tachtig, en geeft de lezer zo een kritisch en komisch inkijkje in de culturele achtergrond van de conflicten van vandaag.
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Recensie: Eliza and her monsters

31931941Auteur: Francesca Zappia
Titel: Eliza and her monsters
Genre: YA contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062290137
Aantal pagina’s: 385
Gelezen: Maart 2018

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.
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Recensie: De wereld volgens Bob

18664310 Auteur: James Bowen
Titel: De wereld volgens Bob
Genre: Waargebeurde verhalen, biografie, katten
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 978904434281
Aantal pagina’s: 256
Gelezen: Maart 2018

Bob is geen gewone kat. Gezeten op de schouders van zijn baasje James, is hij een bekende verschijning in de straten van Londen. James is straatmuzikant en ze treden
samen op. Overal worden ze herkend en Bob is simpelweg onweerstaanbaar. In Bob de straatkat beschreef voormalig zwerver en drugsverslaafde James hoe hij door de vriendschap met Bob een nieuwe invulling aan zijn leven kon geven. Sindsdien is Bob bezig de harten van mensen over de hele wereld te veroveren en misschien wel de beroemdste kat ter wereld te worden. Over hun belevenissen in de straten van Londen schreef James dit tweede boek.
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Recensie: White Cat

7804123Auteur: Holly Black
Titel: White Cat
Serie: Curse Workers #1
Genre: YA fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2010
ISBN: 9780575096714
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: January 2018

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers: people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider; the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail – he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.
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Recensie: Perrault’s fairy tales

630879Auteur: Charles Perrault
Titel: Fairy Tales
Genre: Sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1697
ISBN: 9780486223117
Aantal pagina’s: 117
Gelezen: Januari 2018

Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault (1628–1703) in a translation that retains the charming and unsentimental simplicity that has won Perrault a permanent position in French literature. These were among the earliest versions of some of our most familiar fairy tales (“Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Tom Thumb”) and are still among the few classic re-tellings of these perennial stories.
In addition to the five well-known tales listed above, Perrault tells three others that are sure to delight any child or adult: “The Fairies,” a short and very simple tale of two sisters, one sweet and one spiteful; “Ricky of the Tuft,” a very unusual story of a brilliant but ugly prince and a beautiful but stupid princess; and “Blue Beard,” a suspense story perhaps more famous as a classic thriller than as a fairy tale. The witty verse morals that Perrault included in the original edition (often omitted in later reprintings) are retained here in verse translations.
This edition also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré that show clearly why this artist became the foremost illustrator of his time. These illustrations have long been considered the ideal accompaniment to Perrault’s fairy tales. In many cases they created the pictorial image that we associate with the stories.
Along with the collections of Andersen, Lang, and the Brothers Grimm, this volume is among the great books of European fairy tales. These stories have been enjoyed by generation after generation of children in many countries, and are here, with magnificent Doré illustrations, waiting to be enjoyed again.
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