Saturday, 13 November 2010

In My Mail Box (7)

Bridge to Terabithia [Library Binding]
Katherine Paterson (Author), Donna Diamond (Illustrator) Review;
The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practising all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be alright. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted rope. Here they reign as king and queen, fighting off imaginary giants and the walking dead, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against the schoolmates who tease them. Jess and Leslie find solace in the sanctuary of Terabithia until a tragedy strikes and the two are separated forever. In a style that is both plain and powerful, Katherine Paterson's characters will stir your heart and put a lump in your throat. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

What I have got from the Library: 

Terror in Cubicle Four (Too Ghoul for School) by B. Strange Review:
St Sebastian's School in Grimesford is the pits. No, really it is. Built on the boggy remains of a medieval plague pit, this once proud school's dodgy nineteenth-century foundations are causing it to slowly subside. Every year it sinks a little further into the ground, and every year the ghosts of the plague victims underneath become more disgruntled. All they want is to rest in peace, but during term time all they hear is the clatter of hundreds of pairs of high school kids' feet overhead. The ghosts - egged on by their spooky ringleader, Edith Codd - decide to get their own back, and they're willing to play dirty. Really dirty. They swarm into the St Sebastian's sewer system and start to kick up a stink the only way they know how. Popping up through pipes and taps, they invade the school, morphing into monsters and zombies, performing possessions and hauntings, and generally causing as much mischief as in inhumanly possible. But the ghosts haven't reckoned on a new kid and his mates in year seven. Can James and his friends get to the bottom of the problem and flush out the ghosts, or will every terms at St Sebastian's be plagued with misery?

Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics) by Rex Collings Review: This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting new selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - Fisher's Ghost by John Lang is set in Australia and A Ghostly Manifestation by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.

Tales of King Arthur (Usborne Classics Retold) [Paperback] Review:
A tale of the Arthurian legends of sorcery, chivalry, quests and courtly love. This title recounts the original chronicles of the wizard Merlin, the Sword in the Stone, the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere and the Lady of the Lake. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

حكايات الموتى .. مجموعة قصصيه لدكتور تامر ابراهيم

About the Book:
حكايات الموتى مجموعة قصصية مكونة من 9 قصص قصيره هم .. مسابقة العصر,الان افهم,تلك الشجره,زوجتى ,يقولون انه.,نحن,ليله واحده..العشرون دقيقة الاخيرة.., d.o.d عن المجموعه يقول د.احمد خالد توفيق : أفكار كثيرة طازجة، وحبكات لا يمكن التنبؤ بها.. دعك من صفة تروق لي كثيرًا وهي الجرعة الأدبية العالية.. لا يمكن أن تقارن هذه القصص بالأسلوب الخبري المسطح لكتاب رعب كثيرين. بهذا احتفظ بسحر الرعب وإثارته، لكنه كذلك أعطى القارئ سحر الأدب

The Story Siren Started it and I adore it. In Mail Box this week is more exciting for me because finally I have Renewed my Library Identity :) ...

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  1. Great books this week! The book of ghost stories looks so spooky! Enjoy!

  2. Great books! I'm a new follower.
    I loved Bridge to Terabithia when I was a kid.
    My IMM

  3. I was just lusting after the book of Victorian ghost stories on Amazon the other day! I hope you enjoy it.
    Your header is beautiful by the way, really stunning!
    Thanks for sharing your Mailbox


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