Recensie: The Twits

31456Auteur: Roald Dahl
Titel: The Twits
Genre: Jeugd, humor
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1980
ISBN: 9780141318301
Aantal pagina’s: 96
Gelezen: Juni 2017

How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything — except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don’t just want out, they want revenge.
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Recensie: de Alchemist

17402605Auteur: Michael Scott
Titel: The alchemist
Serie: The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9780552562522
Aantal pagina’s:
Gelezen: maart 2017

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects – the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
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Recensie: Magic kingdom for sale/sold

583482Auteur: Terry Brooks
Titel: Magic kingdom for sale
Serie: Magic kingdom of Landover #1
Genre: Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1986
ISBN: 9781841495552
Aantal pagina’s: 350
Gelezen: December 2016

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it for a million dollars, Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the advertisement had failed to mention!
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Recensie: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

1618Auteur: Mark Haddon
Titel: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Genre: Literaire fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2003
ISBN: 9781400032716
Aantal pagina’s: 226
Gelezen: Maart 2017

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.
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