In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.” In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life.
He was a professional boxer who loved to box because it made him feel powerful. But the day came when there was nothing left for him to box, no one applauded for him or praised him or came to watch him anymore. One day, he began to think about his loneliness and his worn-out gloves and he wondered why his boxing no longer made people or even himself happy…
This story takes place in a misty early morning in a beach. The fishermen working at the beach suddenly notice that there comes out of the sea a young boy with deep blue eyes..
They see how this young boy receives whatever he asks for, from the sea by just looking into it…
The brilliant world of Tom Gates -Tom Gates 1
258 Pages 978-600-8025-55-9
Roald Dahl Funny Prize
“When my teacher, Mr Fullerman, doesn’t have his BEADY EYES on me, I like to draw pictures and write stories about stuff – like when we had the worst holiday ever (camping sucks), and when my parents came to school for parents’ evening (groan), and about how Marcus Meldrew is the most annoying boy in the world and how I don’t want to sit next to him in class. All I want to do is get tickets to see the best band ever, DUDE3, when they come to town. It’s not easy when I’m up against Delia, my weirdo big sister, and all my plans seem to get me into MAJOR TROUBLE.”
Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire – and the bane of his grumpy teacher Mr Fullerman’s life. And in his wacky journal of scribbles and silliness, you’ll find all sorts of comic craziness to make you groan with glee! Will Tom ever manage to get his homework in on time, avoid the rage of his teacher – AND impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him? Warning! Do not attempt to read this in public. You will snigger loudly!
This is a story from ancient Iran ; tales of the braveries, courage, heroism and loyalty …
In this story there is a well- known champion whom everybody likes and respects, they like him not out of fear but because of his kindness , his devotion and his friendliness towards his people..
One day he has been invited to battle against an elephant, he refuses at first but he is forced to do it, in the end you find friendship between the two of them…
The paintings which accompany these stories are in old Persian Tea House Style.