2018年8月6日月曜日

The African Mask

 “One day Janet gets a letter from her old boyfriend Donald McKinnon. He invites her to visit him in Scotland. But when she gets there strange things start to happen. Why do people rush off when they hear Donald’s name? Why is Donald so sad? And what has Donald’s African mask got to do with all this?”   (quotation from the back of the book)

 It was a strange story, but I did not like it at all.

Get gross, G. (2007). The African Mask. Helbling Languages.

The Spring Cup

  “If Caroline doesn’t win the Spring Cup her father will sell her beloved horse Applewind. But how can she win when she has to complete against Sophie and her horse Blossom. They always come first! But both Caroline and her father learn a lesson and find out that winning is not always the most important thing.”  (quotation from the back of the book)

 I was surprised at the end of the story.

Holzmann, C. (2007). The Spring Cup. Helbling Languages.

The Lost Smile

  “One night Sarah and Ben have the same dream: the Lord of Tears is going to take over the world and make everyone sad. But Sarah and Ben know how to stop him. Together they set off on a journey to find the Lord of Tears and bring happiness back to the world.”  (quotation from the back of the book)

 It was a little strange story, but it was easy to read and interesting.

Holzmann, C. (2007). The Lost Smile. Helbling Languages.

The Red-headed League

  “When Jabez Wilson asks legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr Watson, to investigate a mysterious organisation, The Red-headed League, they find that there is more to the organisation than meets the eye. What is the League and how is it connected to Jabez Wilson’s assistant Vincent Spaulding.” (quotation from the back of the book.)

  It was for the first time to read a work of Conan Doyle. It was very interesting!

Doyle, C. (2007). The Red-headed League. Helbling Languages

Mowgli’s Brothers

   “When Mother Wolf finds a baby outside her cave she decides to keep him and raise him with her own cubs. But not everyone in the jungle wants Mowgli and soon he has to learn to defend himself against the crue tiger Shere Khan and followers.”  (quotation from the back of the book.)

 This is a story from The Jungle Book. I like The Jungle Book, so I also like the story.

Kipling, R.  (2008). Mowgli’s Brother. Helbling Languages.




A Christmas Carol

  “Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean and miserable man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve three ghosts visit him and take him on a frightening journey to show him what is wrong with his life. Can Scrooge change and learn to become a better person?” (quotation from the back of the book.)

 This is a heartwarming story.

Dickens, C. (2008). A Christmas Carol. Helbling Languages.

Zadie’s Big Day

  “Sadie is the best footballer on the school team. She is also the best skater in the park. When a new boy at school challengers her to a skating competition on the same day as an important football final, Zadie accepts. Can Zadie be both Queen of the Skate Park and Champion on the Pitch? (quotation from the back of the book.)

  Zadie is a true champion!

Hobbs, M. (2009). Zadie’s Big Day. Helbling Language.

David and the Great Detective

 “David dreams of becoming a great detective, like Delgado, his hero. When thieves take Jack’s bike David decides to help to get it back. Can he find Jack’s bike and become the detective of his dreams? Find out in this exciting adventure from The Westbourne Kids.” (Quotation from the back of the book.)

 David was brave, that was a good job.

Hobbs, M. (2007). David and the Great Detective. Helbling Languages.

The Surprise

  “When Aunt Elizabeth comes back from Greenland she has a very strange present for Roger and Helen - a big egg. One day when they are eating dinner the egg starts to open. And imagine their surprise when out peeps Dacty, a dinosaur from long ago. What do the children do with their pet? And how does Dacty become a star?”  (quotation from the back of the book)

   This is the story about Phillip family, a father, a mother, their children, Roger and Helen, and their aunt, Elizabeth. One day, Aunt Elizabeth came to Phillip family’s house with some presents. The one of her present for the children was a pterodactyl’ egg. The children was very happy, and they raised him carefully. But, Dacty grew up so fast that he hurts himself unintentionally. So, Aunt Elizabeth decided to bring Dacty to her museum only at night. In the museum, it happens what Dacty becomes a star.

Gerngross, G. (2007). The Surprise. Helbling Languages.

2018年7月23日月曜日

Holly the Eco Warrior



 “‘Dad, you must be joking.’ Holly’s mother said, ‘That tree’s very old, Holly. And your father can have his new office there. It’s perfect.’ You’re going to cut down my tree for a squpid office?' It’s just a stupid tree,’ Sophie added, not very helpfully. ‘That is not unfair!’ Holly said, jumping up. Then she walked to the door and said, ‘L’m leaving home!’ (ll. 9-15, p.20)

   This is a story of an eco-friendly-girl, Holly, who tries to save an oak tree in her garden from being cut down by her father. Her strategy is living in the tree (house) with her dog, Eco, and to prevent her father from beginning to build an office instead of the tree. She keeps living there even though she is hungry. A brave protest of hers moves many people around her.
   I respect Holly because it brave of her to start to protest for an oak tree by herself. And also, she influenced on many people, especially some of her friends. They joined her protest on hearing the news, and fight for the tree by bringing their tents. If I were one of Holly’s friends, I would also join the protest.

Hobbs, M. (2007). Holly the Eco Warrior. Helbling Languages.

2018年7月18日水曜日

The Stolen White Elephant

 ""You know , in Siam the royal white elephant is very important. It is sacred to kings, and only kings can have a white elephant. And white elephants are more important than the king." ... After a misunderstanding between the countries the King of Siam decides to send the Queen of England a present. ...-then my problems begin. I get a phone call in the middle of the night: the white elephant is stolen!" (Quotation from pp. 11-12)

 This is a detective story. A white elephant which is very respected as the royal in Siam(Thailand) is stolen when the deliverers stop to rest in NY because the elephant becomes weak.

Twain, M. (2007). The Stolen White Elephant. Helbling Langlages.

The African Mask

 “One day Janet gets a letter from her old boyfriend Donald McKinnon. He invites her to visit him in Scotland. But when she gets there stran...