This book has a moral which says that you don't have to do the same as the others do if you don't want to. Even if it gives shame to your family and you are abandoned by them. You just do what you want and be happy.
That's the principle Jonathon the seagull follows in his life. He doesn't care about anything but his flying and soon is abandoned by his family. Jon kept on going without caring and one day he reached something which seemed like the paradise for all seagulls who want to master the art of flying. It wasn't meant for gulls who keep squawking and going around beating other gulls to get some food.
There, in that place, he perfects his flying and tells his master that he wants to go back to where he came from, Earth, to teach some of the gulls who wished to fly and be like him. He was permitted to go, he started with a small group and it soon started growing. By looking at him many of the other gulls get inspired and ask to be trained. He teaches everyone and some gulls start thinking of him as the son of 'The Great One' something like Jesus or Buddha, however he was just a great seagull.
There are also many beautiful photos taken of Jon. (Here are some which I have chosen from various sources in Google)
Secrets is a book in which there are many short stories. all with mysterious and unexpected endings. They're are many nice ones, but actually some of the stories were predictable and you knew who the thief was, halfway through the story.
Jade is so used to
staying, listening and agreeing with her best friend, Vicky. Suddenly, Vicky
meets with a car accident right in front of Jade’s eyes. A lady also sees this
and immediately rushes out of the house and calls the police and the ambulance,
which came to take Vicky away. Even though the nurse in the ambulance tells
Jade not to come in the ambulance, Jade insists on travelling with Vicky. When Vicky
was being operated her parents rush in. Vicky’s mother starts blaming and
accusing Jade of not stopping Vicky. Jade bursts into tears and Vicky’s father
comforts her. Soon the nurse comes out of the operating room announces Vicky’s
If you think Vicky is
dead, then you are mistaken. She is always full of spirit and doesn’t let being
dead stop her from enjoying her life (or death!). She arrives in Ghost form….
But, she is visible only to Jade. Instead of feeling happy to have her friend back in some form, Jade is
miserable because Vicky keeps bossing and meddling with her life.
A book that makes
you cry and helps you deal with a close one’s death. Can’t say if I enjoyed reading
"George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt”- Sounds adventurous, doesn’t it?Well, it is SUPER SCARY, SUPER FUN, SUPER DANGEROUS,
AND SUPER ADVENTUROUS!!
George and his best friend Anne,
have always had so much fun together. It
is now difficult for them to bear the fact that they won’t be able to meet
again as Anne was going to New York forever.
Her dad Eric, is a cosmologist
and they , i.e. he and his team, are working on a Mars project and the head
quarters is in New York. They had recently built a robot-Homer. All the previous robot they sent to Mars had
melted within a few minutes. But this robot was special. It looked like an
upside down top. “Homer would be looking for water on Mars; using a special
scoop at the end of his long robotic arm, he would scrabble through the icy
surface of Mars to pick up handfuls of mud, which he would then bake in a
special oven.” (p.75) is the description given in the book about Homer.
Now Anne and her family have
moved to New York but George can’t visit them as his family can’t afford it. But
then he realized that he had a secret weapon – Grandma! She was the bossiest and most persuasive. Even
Ghenghis Khan would start trembling. So George sent an email to his Grandma to
which he replied within a few seconds. The email said that she would be at his
house in an hour. She came exactly as the seconds hand came to twelve, making
George think she waits outside a bit earlier. Somehow she persuades his parents
and she also gets the plane tickets for George with her. So off he flies and
there he starts his adventure, with of course Anne.
Did you know that it rains on one
of the moons of Saturn – Titan but not just any rain, acid rain with acid lakes
and acid volcanoes? Do you know what Goldilocks zone is? If not, then this is a
Weekdays with mom and weekends with dad!?! Why can't both of them stay together? What's wrong with dad? What's wrong with mom? IT'S NOT FAIR!!
Flora Barnes AKA Floss, is very sad as her parents separated. Her mum is now with a dude called Steve. She had said that her father does not get proper money by making and selling Chip Butties. But Floss didn't think that an appropriate reason.
Flora faces difficulties with all these things in her mind that she couldn't even pay proper attention in the class. All the numbers and letters kept getting mixed up.
Now her mom is planning a surprise trip to Australia... well not for a holiday. Steve had got a promotion and now is a manager of his company. Only not in England, but in Australia. They were planning to go for 6 months and Floss was very excited. She was keen to go, but she couldn't leave her dad behind as she would miss him very much and also because the cafe was not doing good business.
Flora decides to stay. But is she sure? The rest of the story is about the six months spent at her dad's. It's a very nice book not really emotional but with very funny occasional jokes.
Have you heard of Mulla Nasrudin before? He is a very great and wise man. This book contains some of the wise lessons he has taught to people in a jocular form. Here is just a sample of one of his teachings:
"How old are you Mulla?"
"But you said the same last time I asked you two years ago!"
There are seven books in this Greek
mythology based series. All the books are un-put-downable.
Broadly the series is about Camp Half-Blood
training to fight Kronos.
Camp half-blood is where half-bloods,
i.e. half gods and half mortals stay. These people are so because one of their
parents is God and the other is a normal mortal. These half-bloods cannot stay
in normal places with regular mortals as they attract monsters.
Kronos is the father of three
Gods Posieden (God of Sea), Zeus (God of Sky) and Hades (God of the underworld).
Kronos had eaten Posieden and Hades but then the mother could stop hime from
eating Zeus. Kronos now wants to destroy all the Gods and rule Olympus , the place
where all gods live. Kronos is immortal and therefore upon being defeated and
killed he takes other forms and reappears.
It’s a fabulous way of learning mythology. Mostly children
think mythology is boring, but Rick Riordan makes it really exciting. You will
learn about the names and characteristics of different gods, some great stories
like that of ‘Achilles’, dangers of underworld, the beauty of friendship and so
many other things.
An 11 year old girl accidently spills juice on her
best friend who also happened to be the most popular girl in the school. A
small incident, which should have been forgiven was made to become a major
tragedy in her life. She loses all her friends and becomes the most unpopular
girl in the school.
for 5 years, one day she comes across a book which helps her in becoming
popular. The book changes her life.
Dressing well, staying
clean, staying fit and healthy, being nice to everyone, being honest, ignoring
negativity, learning to laugh at oneself are some of tips presented in the book
for becoming popular.
Some weird moments,
some funny and some awkward silences. The book has them all.
The Kane Chronicles is based on Egyptian mythology and
introduces us to various characters.
The entire series of The Kane Chronicles (3 books) revolves
around the Kane family who have the blood of pharaohs, the magicians, the sun
god ‘Ra’, and the serpant ‘Apophis’. The
Kane family lives in the house of Blood and have several adventures to stop Apophis
from eating Ra to fulfill its desire of destroying the world.
I have read all the three books.
THE RED PYRAMID
Two teenagers, Carter and Saddie just find out that they belong to an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. They go to stop the God of evil, 'Set'. An adventurous journey indeed.
THRONE OF FIRE
In this book, the brother sister duo, Carter and Saddie Kane
go into ‘Duat’ the place where all immortals live. They have to pass all the twelve
stages of one part of the Duat in order to get the sun to rise properly. In the
fifth stage they find Ra along with all the old and forgotten gods who need
care . They take Ra to the House of Life and they fight with Apophis and his
Carter and Saddie Kane go on a dangerous adventure involving
trapping of Apophis’s shadow in its wax figurine after which they would need to
chant a spell properly together in unison with perfect pronunciation. They need
to do this to save the world.
The books are very interesting. It is actually a text of the
voice recording which Saddie and Carter make at the end of the adventures. The book
is hilarious particularly when there are commentaries about the characters especially
Walt, Zia, and Anubis.
I now know the names of Egyptian gods and goddesses.
Have you ever heard of flying cars or oxygen tanked cars which go underwater?? If not then don't be surprised when Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is down the road!
This car has a hundred year old engine made in 1902 known as the Zborowski engine. The Tootling family find this engine stuck up in a tree. They put the engine in their very old camper van and somehow they made it fit in the bottom. It looked like an aeroplane engine and there was something weird about it. Soon they realized that the engine seemed to be controlling itself.
It took them to Paris first. It was only when they reached half way there, that they noticed that the engine would sprout wings in emergencies. So the family landed on top of the Eiffel Tower. All the french news reporters followed them for an hour asking them things and the family just kept shrugging at everyone which made everyone even more interested in the Tootlings.
Next they went....... I don't think I should tell you more, because u should read.
However, I can tell u just one more thing. As I said, the engine controlled itself and so it takes the family all around the world to find all the lost parts of the car of the Zborowski.
Can you imagine you are a 10 year old girl whose experienced her parent's divorce and separation? Well that's what happens here. The book starts with Emily waking up from 3 years of staying with her step-father and his 2 children Maxie and Vita on Christmas. Her step-father Frankie (not the edible one!) was tall and kind and had long hair that came upto his waist. He keeps it in a neat plait while working and left it open at home. Emily loves it when her step-father calls her Princess Emerald. She wakes up before anyone else and fins the presents a the foot of children's bed. She knows that Santa's are only in stories but, Maxie and Vita don't. She hears her step-father come to the room so, she quick wakes the the 2 sleeping children up. Then they went and woke their mother up. They were all ready to open their presents. Smallest starts first. Maxie had got felt-tip pens, Vita got one of Santa's reindeer which she thought was a doll but, Emily pointed out that it was a puppet whose nose if you press will light up and will start singing. Emily got an Emerald ring as she's Princess Emerald. But their mother got the grandest present of all she got sparkly silver high heel sandels. Guess what Emily's gran got? She got cool designer jeans.They all had a lovely breakfast.Her step-father insists on leaning all the dishes. She goes to admire the ring. When she hears her father mumbling. She thinks he's just singing. But when she opens the door for a peek she hears her father speaking too some lady on the phone. He was telling her that he can't wait till he leaves them and comes and joins her. Emily gets a terrible shock and screams "Nooooooooooo!!!" Everyone comes rushing into the kitchen. So, he tells them everything. The rest of the story is about how miserable they all were but, soon got used to the idea.
Here's a story that I wrote inspired by an assignment in school:
The Face of the Alien King
Once upon a time there was a young rich girl named Ashley. She had a
great interest in astronomy. One day she asks her father to take her to space
in her rainbow rocket. While travelling she saw an orangish red colored a
planet which had markings that looked like a man’s face. She understood that
the planet was not yet discovered because she had never seen it in her planets
chart. She asked her father to land immediately.
When they landed they saw aliens! They had 2 antennas, long eyes,
star shaped nose and a tiny smiling mouth. They were delighted to have visitors
come over to their planet. They asked one of the aliens to get something. The
alien came back carrying something on a tray which they gave to Ashley. It looked
like a fruit punch but tasted like coke (Even aliens drink coke!). But, she could sniff out something wrong. She
found herself talking with the aliens. But can she talk in their language?
That’s when she realized that the drink could help her speak alienese.
As she sat trying to get used to the idea of being with aliens and
speaking alienese, she saw the king and queen of the planet. She recognized that the face of the king of
the aliens was exactly like the markings on the planet. They started speaking
to her and asking many questions. She realized that whichever planet one lives
in, elders ask the same questions, except for one question in this case “Which
planet are you from?”
thinks a Santa is a stout, old, chubby man with a long snow white beard and a
stomach that sticks out, but no. Have you ever imagined a Santa who is thin and
young about... 18? Have you heard about the Christmas story? Of course you did,
about Jesus remember? But have you ever heard about the “SANTA” story? No?! Not a “SANTA” story! There is no such
thing. Everyone knows that right? N O! This is how it
this Santa whose name is Niklas Goodfellow. He lives up to his name
(Goodfellow)! Anyway he has all the things the children who believe in Santa’s
tiny angels about THIS
about a hundred elves THIS
size. (2 inches)
angels are 2 very kind-hearted couples, Matilda and Emmanuel. But, the elves so
many that even poor Niklas couldn’t remember their names. He could mostly
remember the naughty and the grumpy ones names like Specklebeard, Gingerbeard,
Rufflebeard, Coalbeard, Goatbeard, Firebeard, Fuzzbeard (weird names) etc. and
so on. So, they fall to Earth as there was a thunder and rain storm. Very few
things survived the crash but, not Matilda’s favorite angel china dish. She was
weeping badly but, Niklas reminded her that anything made in heaven grows back
if broken. Then she felt comforted because. She thought Niklas is the kindest
people started observing the caravan. Bill who talked the least was walking down
the lane to his school. His school was not that far away. He was walking with
his best friend Will and came across Dean who is the class math whiz. Bill was
not at all good at studies nor was he good at talking. But, when it came to
sports and P.E he was the best. So, Dean greeted him the same usual way ‘Hey
Pea-Brain! What sup?’And Bill’s usual
answer ‘The sky!’ Then dean challenged him to a deal saying if he knocked on
that door and got an answer he would let Bill copy the math test and Bill
agreed. As soon as he got an answer he fled off to his school. Soon after a few
days he felt more confident and he went back to the caravan. After seating
himself properly and drinking some hot chocolate he started inquiring and came
to the question: What’s the santa story? Now if you want to know abou it please
read the book
Hi! I am Peter Hatcher and I am 10. I have a 1- 1/2 year old baby sister called Toothsie. I also have a really annoying 5 year old brother called Fudge. His actual name is Farley, But he is ready to kill anyone who calls him Farley. " Stop BARKING Turtle! ". Oh I almost forgot Turtle is my dog.
The story Fudge - A - Mania is a story about Fudge and our 3 week visit to Maine, a beach with our whole family. It all starts with Fudge telling me : I'm getting married! Me : So, whose the lucky bride? Fudge: Shiela Tubman! And then I acted as if I fainted, because we are going to Maine for three weeks and living with Shiela Tubman, who is even more irritating and annoying than Fudge.
In order to tolerate 3 weeks with Shiela I called my friend Jimmy Fargo to come to Maine with us.
So, guess what happenned? Who got married in the end?
My GRANDMA and Shiela's GRANDPA!!
Here's a poem on the book:
Going to Maine, living with the Tubmans, Equivalant to living with non-humans.
Shiela and Fudge make a bad combination, The 2 most annoying people in the whole nation.
The vacation didn't go as bad as I thought, Add to it, my grandma and Shiela's grandpa tied the knot.
The suitcase kid is all about a 10 year old girl called Andrea, who is very sad because her parents split up.
Both her parents want her to stay with them. She cooperates a lot but they keep fighting. Finally they go to the family counsellor for help and advice. They then decide that Andrea would stay at her mother's place for one week and at her father's for the next week and so on.
NOW!! Now begins the fun!!
Both her parents have their own partners and their own children. Andrea calls her mother's new husband 'The Big Hairy Baboon '. They has 3 children who are Paula, Ghrahm and the naughtiest and most annoying KATIE!. Her father's new wife Carrie has 2 children who are Crystal and Zen. They also get a new baby in the end who is called Zoe ( Zoey ).
Andrea gets in a lot of fights with kids, especially with Katie and gets badly scolded. All the scolding is made worse by Katie's snickers and smirks.
Over a period of time Andrea starts to get along with everybody.
Its an emotional book with a touch of humour. I hope this never happens, but if at all you meet someone going through parents split up then do suggest this book. It would be helpful.
Sirius Black, Harry Potter's Godfather has escaped from the Prison of Azkaban and is now running loose. Having escaped he makes many attempts to protect Harry, but others think that he is trying to murder Harry. Harry kept thinking that Black is the murderer of his parents but, actually Peter Pettigrew did it and he is also a servant of You Know Who ( Voldemort ).There a few NEW WORDS in the story that you might want to know>>> :
ANIMAGI - It is a witch or a wizard who turn into an animal which signifies and is best suitable for them. ( Sirius Black - Grim ; Peter Pettigrew - Rat ; James Potter - Stag ( not a beetel ) ).
BOGGART - It is a creature that will turn into anything you are scared of.
DEMENTOR - They are the gaurds for the prison of Azkaban. Everyone hates them because which ever happy thought you have they erase it of your mind that is why people ( wirazds and witches ) hate them. People don't know why Harry falls sick and faints.
Travel, entertainment, cooking and many more; All require energy galore. Sources of energy are many my friends; Selection of the ones renewable is what makes sense.
Crackling coal,gushing oil splitting uranium; Most commonly used, they don't last long and form in a millemiun.
Trickling water down the stream; OH! Looks like a wonderful dream. Whistling air, moving with a flair; Plant and animal waste, giving gases bare. Burning sun and heat of the earth; Reminder of clean power without dearth.
Let us work towards using renewable over non - renewable energy; Let us take a pledge to conserve energy.
I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone ( 1 ) and started reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ( 3 ). I didn't read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ( 2 ) because the story line was pretty boring + I already saw the movie 7 times.
My favorite character are Hagrid and George. Hagrid speaks funnily for example he would say : "I woo like ter gi yer a giff." Instead of saying : "I would like to give you a gift." I also like George Weasly even though he is not there in the story much. I like him because he is really funny, he knows all the secret routes out of the school and inside the forbidden forest. He is also the schools biggest prankster.
Actually the whole Weasly family is funny.
My advice is to read the book before watching the movie to understand and enjoy the movie better.
George's Marvellous Medicine is a marvellous book. :-)
It is about a boy called George who hates his grandmom who keeps arguing about silly things that can't be done. Take for example:She told George that he is growing too fast and should stop growing by eating cholocate. This was because she beleived that eating chocolate makes you grow the wrong side up instead of down.
Now tell me what to do with a grandma like this? Even George didn't know what to do.So up came George's brain to a work mode. So he started making a medicine to deal with grandma. As he anyways had to give her- her medicine at 11:00 which was one hour to go.
He started by going to the bathroom first and put all kinds of things like shampoo,aftershave, animal pills, syrups and all kinds of wierd things. I guess he wanted to make a medicine to cleance his grandma's mind.
The medicine had the effect of making his grandma very very tall ... the second round of medicine made her very very tiny.... In the end she dissapears.
While this is not an ideal way of dealing with irritating grandma's , the book is nevertheless funny and at imes inspiring :-))
"Zodiac girls recipe for rebellion" is an extremely interesting book, a part of a 12 book series.
It is about a girl who used to lead a wonderful life but suddenly her life became a disaster as she moved into her aunt's apartment. She missed her pets. Then soon she went on an astrology site which made her realise that she was the Zodiac girl for the following month.
Being a zodiac girl meant being very special !!
She got to know that every zodiac sign was ruled by a planet. She was a sagittarius, ruled by the planet Jupiter. By being a zodiac girl she overcame many of her fears and also made her to look at herself in a positive manner.
BFG, shortform for Big Friendly Giant is a very helpful giant who saved the people around the world from being eaten by bad giants.The manner in which he speaks is very funny. For example, "I is making suction boots and going upside, downside and my sister come and says 'you come down at once!' and i is says'i told you that you drive me up wall and now you done it'." :-)
Here is a poem I wrote based on one of the chapters of the book:
MILLION DREAMS ON THE SHELVES,
WHAT THEY ARE WE DO'NT KNOW OURSELVES.
CATCH A DREAM WITH A NET,
MANY TYPES YOU GET.
IN GO DIFFERENT DREAMS IN A BOTTLE,
NOW MIX THEM IN FULL THROTTLE.
BLOW THE DREAM IN A MIND,
AND THEY THEMSELVES BIND.
Spy Dog by Andrew Cope is an amazing book.It is the kind of book that you can't stop reading once you pick it up.
It is about a top secret spy known as' LARA' or 'GM451'.She had gone on a dangerous mission to defeat an evil man called MR. BIG.Her mission was to go to an adoption center and to be adopted by a lovable family and then defeat the evil villan.
While trying to defeat MR. BIG she gets very badly wounded and was no longer able to work as a spy.Hence she was able to stay with the family she wanted to.
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald is a very good series. It helps you to know about your environment.
For example the book JUDY MOODY - SAVES THE WORLD is about how she works really hard to help save the world from the trees being cut down , stopping people from littering the roads and the public gardens etc. She does all this as part of a class project.
At times it's very funny like when a dangerous alien comes on earth and stays at her house as a guest. She also has her own club for missions. The five member club has it's own club mascott toady, their pet frog.
In continuation of the witches theme, here is another book:
'The Worst Witch' by Jill Murphy.
It is the story of a girl who is a slow learner in the academy of witches. Tumbling, breaking her broomstick, turning her enemy into a pig and many other things keep us laughing. In the end she proves to be a brave witch by saving the academy from the bad witches.
The pictures in the book add more fun to the story.