Happy Easter, everyone! I'm late I know :P Been busy with Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Anyways, I've picked some bookish Easter treats for children of all ages from here: 'Easter Treats For Older Readers'. I thought, maybe, you might be interested in checking them out too :) (I do read children's books once in awhile hehe I used to love reading them aloud to my niece and nephew!) Oh yeah, I chose them based on their book covers. Yes, yes, I judged them by their covers :P
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon by David Almond
Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. Like many strange ideas of his, he has never told anyone about this until he meets Molly, his irrepressible neighbour, who begins to convince him that his theory might just change the world. Together with some highly irregular characters and helped by a very long ladder, Paul takes to the sky. But his astonishing discovery there can't keep him away for long – what is waiting for him back at home is turning out to be better than he'd ever imagined...
Danger by Moonlight by Jamila Gavin
This book is based on the true story of a Venetian jeweller, Geronimo Veronese, who visited the Moghul court of Shah Jehan in the 17th century and is believed to have inspired the Shah to create the Taj Mahal. In this version, Filippo, a twelve-year-old Venetian boy, was held ransom by kidnappers in Afghanistan when he sets of on a journey to save his dad, the famous Venetian jeweller, Veronese, whom he has never met before. His journey, filled with adventures and encouters with bandits, warlords and greedy shahs would keep any 10-year-olds hooked.
Tassie and the Black Baron by Katie Roy (My possible Favourite!)
Judging from the reviews, this should be a hilariously funny read. I mean, just look at its cover! I love it! Brutus, the dastardly Black Baron, has challenged his wimpy cousin, Prince Billy, to a duel to the death. But his cousin, who writes badly rhyming poems ('Be proud my pounding heart, my knocking knees knock less. Stand firm my armour! (And my underpants and vest!), only wants to marry Lady Violetzka. Enter Tassie Ripley who travels back in time with a cunning plan to save the Prince. As you’d expect, this has a happy ending, and a lesson to be learnt. But what is it?
(A Bookaholic’s note: Hmm…maybe I should consider getting this book heh)
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So what did I read, or is still reading for Easter? 'Lovers in the Age of Indifference' by Xiaolu Guo. What about you?