Recensie: Peter Pan

587293Auteur: J.M. Barrie
Titel: Peter Pan
Genre: jeugdliteratuur, classics, sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1911
ISBN: 9780140366747
Aantal pagina’s:
242
Gelezen: oktober 2016
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Omslagtekst:
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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Review: Stiltskin

18693066Auteur: Andrew Buckley
Titel: Stiltskin
Genre: Fantasy, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
Uitgeverij: Curiosity Quills Press
ISBN: 9781620073957
Aantal pagina’s: 260
Gelezen: Maart 2016
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Omslagtekst:
What would you do if you found an evil dwarf in your bathtub?

In Robert Darkly’s case you scream like a girl… and then you get taken on a journey to an entirely different world living just on the other side of our own reality; a world where fairy tales are real but not in the way we’ve come to expect them.

The aforementioned dwarf, Rumpelstiltskin, has escaped the Tower prison of Thiside determined to finish the sinister plot he started so many years ago.

Robert Darkly, oblivious that he is the son of the Mad Hatter, must partner with the mysterious ‘Agency’ to pursue Rumpelstiltskin across our world and the world of Thiside and uncover the treacherous secret that threatens to throw both realities into eternal chaos.
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Review: Beast

81130 Auteur: Donna Jo Napoli
Titel: Beast
Genre: Young Adult, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1999
Uitgeverij: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9780689870057
Aantal pagina’s: 272
Gelezen: Maart 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Meet the Beast– before there was Beauty

Orasmyn is the prince of Persia and heir to the throne. His religion fills his heart and his mind, and he strives for the knowledge and leadership his father demonstrates. But on the day of the Feast of Sacrifices, Orasmyn makes a foolish choice that results in a fairy’s wretched punishment: He is turned into a beast, a curse to be undone only by the love of a woman.

Thus begins Orasmyn’s journey through the exotic Middle East and sensuous France as he struggles to learn the way of the beast, while also preserving the mind of the man. This is the story of his search, not only for a woman courageous enough to love him, but also for his own redemption.
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Review: Snow White & The Huntsman

13273621 Auteur: Lily Blake
Titel: Snow White & The Huntsman
Genre: Young Adult, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
Uitgeverij: Poppy
ISBN: 9780316213271
Aantal pagina’s: 220
Gelezen: februari 2016
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Omslagtekst:
A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
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Review: Through the looking glass and what Alice found there

Auteur: Lewi83346s Carroll
Titel: Through the looking glass and what Alice found there
Genre: Literatuur, classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1871
Uitgeverij: Books of wonder
ISBN: 9780688120498
Aantal pagina’s: 228
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Omslagtekst:
In 1865, English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice—named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated—who journeys down a rabbit hole and into a whimsical underworld realm instantly struck a chord with the British public, and then with readers around the world. In 1872, in reaction to the universal acclaim *Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland* received, Dodgson published this sequel. Nothing is quite what it seems once Alice journeys through the looking-glass, and Dodgson’s wit is infectious as he explores concepts of mirror imagery, time running backward, and strategies of chess-all wrapped up in the exploits of a spirited young girl who parries with the Red Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and other unlikely characters. In many ways, this sequel has had an even greater impact on today’s pop culture than the first book.
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