Recensie: Fortunately, the milk

17349203Auteur: Neil Gaiman
Titel: Fortunately, the milk
Genre: Jeugd, fictie, fantasy, humor
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9780062224071
Aantal pagina’s: 113
Gelezen: Januari 2017

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: thummthumm. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal.
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Review: The adventures of Pinocchio

6059070 Auteur: Carlo Collodi
Titel: The adventures of Pinocchio
Genre: Classic, sprookje, jeugd
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1883
ISBN:  9788809018167
Aantal pagina’s: 255
Gelezen: juli 2016

This edition of The Adventures of Pinocchio has been reproduced from the 1901 version with the late Victorian pen and ink illustrations of Carlo Chiostri. Some of the pages have been redesigned, some drawings enlarged, yet Chiostri’s spirit still pervades the book. Everything is there as before, the familiar profile of Pinocchio, his paper clothes, his bread hat and his friends — good and bad — Gepetto, Master Cherry, the Cat and the Fox, the Carabineers, the Green Fisherman, Fire Eater, the Blue Fairy and many others. This early edition is written and illustrated for older children, and would be of interest to adults.

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Recensie: Coraline

20764916Auteur: Neil Gaiman
Titel: Coraline
Genre: YA, Jeugd, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2002
ISBN: 9781408841754
Aantal pagina’s: 208
Gelezen: Januari 2017

There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house – the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
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Review: Jungle Book

Auteur: Rudy77270ard Kipling
Titel: The Jungle Book
Genre: Classics, jeugdclassics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1894
ISBN: 9780812504699
Aantal pagina’s: 277
Gelezen: Juli 2016

Run with them. Or fear them–
Bagheera the Panther: A silken shadow of boldness and cunning.
Kaa the Python: A thirty foot battering ram driven by a cool, hungry mind.
Baloo the Bear: who keeps the lore and the Law, and teaches the Secret Words.
Rikki the Mongoose: The young protector who sings as he slays.
Akela and Raksha the Wolves: Demon warriors of the Free People.
Shere Khan the Tiger: The dreaded enemy of all.
And Mowgli the Man-cub: The orphan baby raised by the wolves, taught by Baloo, trained by Bagheera and Kaa. The sorcerer who knows the ways of the jungle and speaks the language of the wild…

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Review: Zullen we een bos beginnen?

Aute25257150ur: Jaap Robben
Illustrator: Benjamin Leroy
Titel: Zullen we een bos beginnen?
Genre: Jeugd
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9789044512724
Gelezen: Mei 2016

Kinderen zijn ontdekkingsreizigers. Ze fantaseren groots over kleine dingen en zijn in staat het onbevattelijke terug te brengen tot aardse proporties. En dat alles met hetzelfde plezier en dezelfde openheid als waarmee Jaap Robben zijn gedichten schrijft. Zijn speelse poëzie en de aanstekelijke illustraties van Benjamin Leroy zijn een pretpark voor kinderen. In de tekst en de tekeningen van Zullen we een bos beginnen? is van alles te zien en te beleven. De (jeugdige) lezer komt ogen en oren tekort.
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Review: Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes

10806008Auteur: Jonathan Auxier
Titel: Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes
Genre: YA, fictie, avontuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2011
ISBN: 9781419700255
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: juli 2016

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.
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Review: The little prince

Auteur: 3241368Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Titel: Le Petit Prince (The little prince)
Genre: Jeugd, classic
Taal: Engels (origineel Frans)
Jaar: 1943
ISBN: 9780141180922
Aantal pagina’s: 118
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.
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