By Roald Dahl
ROAR! Now I’ve got your attention, can I interest you in a book of poems about dinosaurs?
Though they went extinct 65 million years ago, dinosaurs are still everywhere. They’re on TV in The Land Before Time, in classrooms and museum collections, but it might still be hard to believe that dinosaurs walked here once. The poets in this anthology bring dinosaurs out of their display cases and into your home, and ask them politely to be careful with the carpet.
This book is approximately for children aged 8+.
By Jim Davis
Garfield, the lovable feline who never met a lunch he didn’t like, dishes up another book full of his heavy hijinx and weighty wit. Garfield’s put on a few pounds over the years, but he’s not just getting fatter, he’s getting better! So keep the comedy and calories coming! Whether he’s painting Odie or chowing down on Jon’s favourite fern, Garfield proves he’s still a ton of fun!
The fourth facsimile edition of the original Peanuts collection reprints the best strips from 1955-1957.
A classic that we keep on coming back to because there’s nothing like a time spent with the gang. Enough said.
Damdam kehilangan wajahnya. Aduh, bagaimana ini?
Tenang, kakekku ahli membuat topeng kayu. Banyak sekali jenis topeng yang dibuatnya. Ayo, kita coba saja topeng-topeng itu.
Tapi Damdam jadi berubah-ubah sikap mengikuti topeng yang dikenakannya. Dan salah satunya begitu menakutkan dan sulit dilepaskan. Ooh, apa yang harus kulakukan?
Ketika Damdam kehilangan mukanya menggunakan topeng-topeng yang dipakai dalam tari topeng, sebuah pertunjukan asli Cirebon, Jawa Barat. Setiap kali Damdam mengenakan topeng yang berbeda, karakter yang dilambangkan lewat topeng itu pun muncul: Panji berwarna putih melambangkan kesucian bayi baru lahir, Samba (Pamindo) yang berwajah anak kecil yang ceria dan lincah, sampai Kelana (Rahwana) berwarna merah yang melambangkan orang yang sedang marah. Kelima topeng ini mewakili fase kehidupan manusia.
Cerita ini tak hanya mengajak kami melihat topeng sebagai bagian dari budaya tapi juga sebagai metafora filosofi hidup. Wajah kita memiliki ekspresi-ekspresi yang sama seperti topeng-topeng, tapi bahwa ada sifat asli yang menunjukkan diri dan kesungguhan diri yang perlu sejati perlu ditunjukkan, lepas tanpa topeng.
Ditulis oleh Ary Nilandari, ilustrasi oleh Andhika W.
Written by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Jim Field.
A rhyming story about one little mouse living under the rock where the mighty lion stand, trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion.
“He was head of the pack. He was shouty and tough. He loved showing the crowd he was made of strong stuff.
Yes, all were impressed by this mighty King Cat. “If only,” thought Mouse, “I could be more like that…”
This is secondhand copy with minor defect on the top right corner side.
Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain’s new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons. As long as Jim can survive a madrigal-singin weekend at Professor Welch’s, deliver a lecture on ‘Merrie England’ and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch’s awful son Bertrand.
By Dai Sijie
A rapturous and uproarious collision of East and West, a novel about the dream of love and the love of dreams. Fresh from eleven years in Paris studying Freud, bookish Mr. Muo returns to China to spread the gospel psychoanalysis. His secret purpose is to free his college sweetheart from prison. To do so he has to get on the food side of the bloodthirsty Judge Di, and to accomplish that he must provide the judge with a virgin maiden.
This may prove difficult in a China that has embraced Western sexual mores along with capitalism — since Muo, while indisputably a romantic, is no ladies’ man. Tender, laugh-out-loud funny, and unexpectedly wise. Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch introduces a hero as endearingly inept as Inspector Clouseau and as valiant as Don Quixote.
Everyone loves Peanuts! And now to celebrate the sixy-fifth anniversary of characters known around the world comes Peanuts: Friends Forever, an original collection of full-color comic strips featuring the whole gang.
Charlie Brown ponders Life. Linus waits up all night for the Great Pumpkin. Peppermint Patty tries (and fails) to whip the baseball team into shape. Lucy proves time and again that she cannot be trusted with a football. Through ups and down, these beloved friends remind us why Charles M. Schulz’s cherished creation remains the most popular comic series of all time.
This book is a compilation of two Salinger’s novella which was originally published in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1959. It’s two parts that follows the Glass family narratives. Raise High is narrated by Buddy Glass, the second of the Glass brothers, describing Buddy’s visit on Army leave (during World War II, in 1942) to attend the wedding of his brother Seymour to Muriel and tells of the aftermath when Seymour fails to show.
While Seymour: An Introduction is Buddy’s attempt to introduce the reader to his brother Seymour, who had committed suicide in 1948. The story is told in a stream of consciousness narrative as Buddy reminisces in his secluded home. Like others concerning the Glass family, touches upon Zen Buddhism, haiku, and the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.
By Orhan Pamuk
An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced.
Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek’s ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding God may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense. Snow is of immense relevance to our present.
Pamuk’s one of our personal favourite with his poetic narration, unfolding each characters beliefs, motives and ideologies a picturesque plot to follow.