Auteur: J.M. Barrie
Titel: Peter Pan
Genre: jeugdliteratuur, classics, sprookjes
Aantal pagina’s: 242
Gelezen: oktober 2016
The magical Peter Pan comes to the night nursery of the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael. He teaches them to fly, then takes them through the sky to Never-Never Land, where they find Red Indians, wolves, Mermaids and… Pirates.
The leader of the pirates is the sinister Captain Hook. His hand was bitten off by a crocodile, who, as Captain Hook explains ‘liked me arm so much that he has followed me ever since, licking his lips for the rest of me’. After lots of adventures, the story reaches its exciting climax as Peter, Wendy and the children do battle with Captain Hook and his band.
Auteur: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Titel: Le Petit Prince (The little prince)
Genre: Jeugd, classic
Taal: Engels (origineel Frans)
Aantal pagina’s: 118
Gelezen: Juli 2016
The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.
Auteur: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Titel: The secret garden
Genre: Literatuur, jeugdliteratuur, classic
Aantal pagina’s: 358
Gelezen: April 2016
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
Auteur: James Malcolm Ryder & Thomas Peckett Prest
Titel: Sweeney Todd: The string of pearls
Genre: Literatuur, classics, mystery, horror
Uitgeverij: Dover Publications
Aantal pagina’s: 304
Gelezen: oktober 2015
The inspiration for the long-running Broadway musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, this Victorian novel originally appeared in installments as one of the era’s popular penny dreadfuls. Readers and audiences remain spellbound by the tale of a murderous barber and baker who recycle their victims into meat pies.
Auteur: A.A. Milne
Titel: Winnie -the- Pooh
Genre: Classics, jeugdliteratuur, literatuur
Uitgeverij: Egmont UK
Aantal pagina’s: 146
Gelezen: Januari, 2016
A.A. Milne’s ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ stories need no introduction. They have been loved by generations of children ever since Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, and Eeyore made their first appearance.
Auteur: L. Frank Baum
Titel: The wonderful Wizard of Oz
Genre: Literatuur, classics
Aantal bladzijden: 178
Gelezen: 10 – 13 januari
Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home. With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children’s classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes.
Auteur: Jonathan Swift
Titel: Gulliver’s Travels
Aantal bladzijden: 249
Gelezen: 18 – 25 september
When Lemuel Gulliver sets off from London on a sea voyage, little does he know the many incredible misadventures awaiting. Shipwrecked at sea, nearly drowned, he washes ashore upon an exotic island called Liliput–where the people are only 6″ tall. Next he visits a land of incredible giants called the Brobdingnagians. They are more than 60′ tall. He travels to Lapauta, a city that floats in the city, & to Glubbdubdrib, the Island of Sorcerers. his final voyage brings him into contact with the Yahoos–a brutish race of subhumans–& an intelligently virtuous race of horse, the Houyhnhnms.