Bazen kelimelerin büyüsü hayatınızı değiştirir. Tek yapmanız gereken sakince o fırtınanın dinmesini beklemektir…
Kimsenin baskısı altında kalmadan hür iradenizle karar verebilmek kişinin en büyük özgürlüğüdür. Adrienne Carter da hayatında ilk kez bir hayalini gerçekleştirerek okyanus kenarında, Victoria dönemine ait eski bir eve yerleşir. Bu evle birlikte kendi parçalanmış ruhunu da onarmayı düşünürken, küçük bir teneke kutu içinde, II. Dünya Savaşı'nda yer almış bir askerin genç bir kadına yazdığı mektupları bulur. "Umuda kaç yoldan tutunuruz? Umut, her aldığımız nefeste, kalbin her atışındadır. Umut, kışın soğuğuna karşı koyan bir çiçeğin ölmeyi reddetmesidir. Her damarda akar, her savaşta galip gelir. Ben umutsuzluğa kapılmayacağım, Grace. Umut, benim ilerlememi sağlıyor. Şüphe zihnimi sarsa da umut beni esir alıyor. Ben umudun kölesiyim. Umut, bende çiçek açıyor. Umarım sende de açıyordur."
Bu eski mektupların iç acıtan gerçekliği, Adrienne'de bir şeylerin uyanmasına neden olur ve genç kadın, bunları yazanı bulmaya karar verir. Artık yaşlı bir adam olan William Bryant'tan öğreneceği çok şey vardır. Ancak mektupların ardındaki sırrı keşfettikçe zihninde sorular da belirmeye başlar. Kendi parçalanmış ruhuyla Bryant Ailesi'ne iyi gelecek midir, yoksa bu zamana kadar herkesin dediği gibi insanlara sadece sorun mu yaratıyordur?
Eflatun Kurdele, aile bağlarını, fedakârlığı ve dahası gerçek aşkı sorgulayacağınız, içinizdeki boşluğa dokunacak türden bir roman...
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Good evening - It is time for my Sunday night picture book review again. This non-fiction book is called ‘A Thousand Things’ and is written by Anna Kovecses ~ published by Wide Eyed Editions in Hardback form.
It is a brilliant introduction to everyday nouns - with categories such as ‘family’ ‘times of the day’ ‘homes’ and ‘the body’. The colours of the illustrations are beautifully chosen - vibrant without being garish, and really absorbing for little ones who are beginning to talk and to make meaning of the world around them. I bought this lovely book from @buttonandbearbookshop - a beacon for amazing children’s books with their very own cafe to boot.
⛄️Snowman Fun! ⛄️ Both my kids (2 and 4 years old) love reading "Sneezy the Snowman"! Sneezy is really cold and keeps trying to do things to warm himself up, like drinking hot chocolate, but then he melts and the kids have to keep rebuilding him. Ice cream plays a key role in the kids' solution to finding a good temperature. You could read this book with your kids and then have hot chocolate and ice cream while talking about how your body feels with the different temperatures. I've also done snowman pancakes (each kid gets three mini pancakes and can decorate them with whipped cream and fruit to make their own snowman).
"Snowmen at Night" is a fun story of a boy wondering what his snowman does during the night and there are several different variations (Snowmen at Work, Snowmen All Year, etc) if your child wants more. This is a fun craft my son did in his art class of painting with glue mixed with shaving cream. You could make a melted one like Sneezy too! Click on the #sneezythesnowman hashtag for some really cute ideas!
Throwback to when we turned the cubbyhouse into a Billie B Brown headquarters! Over in the 'Your Kid's Next Read' FB group (join via link in profile) someone was talking about Billie B Brown and it reminded me just how much those books have been important in the lives of both of my girls. Anyone else got a fan in their house?! Link in profile to my blog, search for this cubbyhouse for lots more photos...I really did love this incarnation of the cubbyhouse!
If I could paint the world by Sarah Massini is all about a young artist as she transforms her world in this joyful adventure in colour- it is a gentle story with themes around imagination- colour- the world through a child’s eyes.
ISBN 978-1-86233-820-3 #sharingstories#childrensbooks#childrensliterature
All the Way to Havana
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Mike Curato
This book tells the story of a young Cuban boy, his family and some neighbors and their 30 mile journey to Havana to welcome the boy’s new cousin to the world. The seven happily squeeze into the family sedan, Cara Cara, which had originally belonged to the boy’s grandpa. It’s a conglomeration of parts pieced together to keep the fifty year old car running, with a little ingenuity from the boy and his father. We see the pride and joy on their faces as they arrive in Havana with their gift and their cake for the new cousin. The little boy sees so many cars of all shapes and colors as they drive through Havana, but proudly know his Cara Cara is the best! This story allows us to gain an understanding of the strong family ties and pride in a Cuban family, as well as the determination of the Cuban people to make the best of what they have. ✨
The illustrations are by one of my favorite illustrator’s, Mike Curato. He traveled to Cuba and took the same 30 mile hot and dusty ride in a 1954 Chevy just as the young boy and his family experience in the story. From this, he created the illustrations using the textures from photographs he took along the way, as well as with pencil drawings and paintings. You’ll be transported to this beautiful island country as you imagine the warmth and love in a day in the life of a Cuban family. I highly recommend All the Way to Havana.
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I WON’T be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2. I grew up reading and rereading his books, but they’re not welcome on my kids’ bookshelves. Ignorant choices need not be repeated. Check out this and subsequent posts @theconsciouskid to read about racism—and especially the racist foundations of The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back—in the works of Seuss. Thank you also to Mia @pragmaticmom for calling out the anti-Asian text and imagery that occurs throughout his work. There’s a lot of great and diverse #kidlit out there; time to let go of Dr. Seuss.
🐘🐘🐘🐘: Are you in need of an adventurous book that will grab even your most unenthusiastic readers? Well, this is the book that will hook them in! They'll be fascinated by the powers the superkids possess and will continue wanting to read the book to the end to find out why the superkids lose their powers on their 13th birthday. I love recommending this book to my students!
“If words make up stories and letters make up words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories, made of words, made for all the letters.”
Oliver Jeffers is by far one of my most favorite of all modern children's authors. I love his witty humor and the awesome illustrations and this book is no exception. But this isn't just another alphabet book, nopes.
With Jeffer's signature typography and charming illustrations, this book is definitely a winner. You could read it A-Z in one go or take one letter a day (recommended) since it's a long 112 page book. This is for the little ones with a longer attention span so you could use it one story at a time and also as a part of introducing the alphabet.
Pair it up with fun alphabet activities (coming up) and you have a wonderful alphabet resource ready.
I bought it from Liberty books for Rs. 2350.
Age recommended: 5+
I caught some magic in a jar. And set it free to become the stars. Now there's magic every night- that flickers, shimmers, and sparkles bright. Still not feeling well :( Here's hoping for some magic today.
There is just something so charming about middle grade fiction! I listened to The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for @colourmeread’s February #ColourMeReadChallenge , for the children’s literature option (the other is romance).
This book tells the tale of a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. Edward is very loved by his owner, a little girl, but he’s very self-centered and doesn’t know what love is... until he loses it. The ‘miraculous journey’ of the title really is just that, and we see how Edward learns how to open his heart and love and be loved. I couldn’t help but like Edward even though at the beginning he really thought a lot of himself, and the writing was lyrical and beautifully read by Judith Ivey - she has a real ‘storyteller’ sort of voice, which is perfect for this kind of tale! I would recommend this book if you’re looking for a short, heartwarming tale, but I wouldn’t say it made a huge impact on me, which is why I’ve rated it 3 stars rather than 4 or 5. 😊 Also, I think it might be a good audiobook for a first-timer, as it’s very short and nicely read (I thought so, anyway 😄).
This was actually the first audiobook I listened to with my new noise-cancelling headphones! 🤗 I’m happy to report that they’re working pretty well. Although the noise-cancelling function isn’t as... noise-cancelling as I thought it would be (loud vehicles like motorbikes still drown out the audio 😒), I can pretty much listen for a solid 30 minutes without having to stop and start the audio. So, success! I have stopped listening to Serial for now though, oops. I want to listen to more audiobooks at the moment. 🙈
Half term reading while out and about... This was on Friday on a stop during a walk through the Olympic Park in East London. He was rereading Magnus Chase and The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, a copy from the library.
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