Recensie: The wild things

6387925Auteur: Dave Eggers
Titel: The wild things
Genre:  YA fantasy, adaptatie van een prentenboek
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9781934781616
Aantal bladzijden:
Gelezen: Februari 2017

The Wild Things — based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control.
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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: Alice in verbazië

1815778Auteur: Nicolaas Matsier
Titel: Alice in verbazië
Genre: Non-fictie, essays
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 1996
ISBN: 9789023435464
Aantal pagina’s: 92
Gelezen: December 2016

Nicolaas Matsier vertaalde Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland en Through the Looking-Glass van Lewis Carroll en oogstte daarmee veel lof. In de essaybundel Alice in Verbazië boekstaafde hij zijn verbazingwekkende ervaringen met Alice. In deze stukken ontrafelt hij op even humorvolle als diepgravende wijze de literaire kunst van Carroll en voorziet hij dit oerboek van de kinderliteratuur van prikkelende kanttekeningen. Ter gelegenheid van het verschijnen van Matsiers vertaling van The Annotated Alice – The Definitive Edition, werd Alice in Verbazië uitgebracht in een herziene en uitgebreide editie.

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Recensie: The Wind in the Willows

32874116Auteur: Kenneth Grahame
Titel: The wind in the willows
Genre: Jeugdliteratuur, classic, fabels
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1908
ISBN: 9780141385679
Aantal pagina’s: 256
Gelezen: September 2017

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad, reissued in hardback with a stunningly beautiful cover design based on the V & A Museum’s William Morris collection.

When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?

This is a wonderful, timeless classic story for readers of all ages.

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Recensie: Paper Towns

6442769Auteur: John Green
Titel: Paper Towns
Genre: Realistische YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9780142414934
Aantal pagina’s: 305
Gelezen: Januari 2017

Omslagtekst: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…
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Recensie: The graveyard book

5499874Auteur: Neil Gaiman
Titel: The Graveyard Book
Genre: Ya, jeugd, fantasy, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9780747598848
Aantal pagina’s: 289
Gelezen: December 2016

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts.

There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod’s family.
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Recensie: Peter Pan

587293Auteur: J.M. Barrie
Titel: Peter Pan
Genre: jeugdliteratuur, classics, sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1911
ISBN: 9780140366747
Aantal pagina’s:
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.
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