Once upon a time
On midwinter’s solstice, on the banks of Thames, Swan Inn is full of villagers who try to stay warm and dry by the fire. When the door suddenly pens, an injured man comes in and collapses. In his arms lies a child around four years of age, that seems already drowned.
But, although everyone seems sure that the little girl is dead, her pulse comes back, and her eyes flutter open.
How can a child come back from the dead? Continue reading “Must-reads: Once Upon A River”
Houppeland is very, very happy place.
In fact, you’re not allowed to be anything but happy, cheerful and festive. Continue reading “Graphic Novel Thursday: Joylandia”
You love Shakespeare. But what about your children?
Nearly no one can deny that Shakespeare was a great figure of English theatre. Of course, there was also the creation of word – did you know that a lot of the words we use nowadays come from the man himself? Clearly, reading Shakespeare’s works has a lot of advantages. And children could also learn a lot from his works, and in the same time enjoy them. Continue reading “Children’s Book Tuesday: A stage full of Shakespeare stories”
Winter is here. And darkness has fallen.
The people of Moscow are suffering. The city’s flames have just been extinguished. The crowd, left to pick up its pieces, needs someone to blame. And who’s a better victim than the witch that can talk to powerful spirits? Continue reading “Epic Fantasy : The Winter of the Witch”
A Salem story retold
It’s the 1690’s. In a small, puritan village, a young girl sets of a chain of hysterical reactions when she befriends a native of the Abenaki tribe. What is about to ensue is a graphic portrayal of the Salem Witch Trials, re-imagined by Thomas Gilbert. Continue reading “Graphic Novel Thursday: The Daughters of Salem”
Abbott and Barley are on an adventure!
Abbott and Barley are on vacation together. Father and son, they want to have a great day. Abbott wants something really special for his son, so he will go to great lengths in order for them to have a special adventure. But, at the end of the day, maybe the best place in the world for Barley is his dad’s arms! Continue reading “Children’s Book Tuesday: Abbott & Barley”