Book Review – Kite Runner

Book Shelf – Kite Runner The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan. The Kite Runner became a bestseller after being printed inContinue reading “Book Review – Kite Runner”

Book Shelf – Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical fiction novel by American author Arthur Golden, published in 1997. The novel, told in first person perspective, tells the story of a fictional geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before, during, and after World War II and ends with her being relocated to New York City. The novel opensContinue reading “Book Shelf – Memoirs of a Geisha”

Book Shelf – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children’s novel by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1964 and in theContinue reading “Book Shelf – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Book Shelf – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an 1876 novel by Mark Twain about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the 1840s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. In the novel Tom Sawyer has several adventures, often withContinue reading “Book Shelf – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

Book Shelf – The Hobbit

Book Shelf – The Hobbit The Hobbit, is a children’s fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular andContinue reading “Book Shelf – The Hobbit”

Book Shelf – Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1961 children’s novel by Wilson Rawls about a boy who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs. A man named Billy Colman rescues a redbone hound under attack by neighbourhood dogs. He takes it home with him so that its wounds canContinue reading “Book Shelf – Where the Red Fern Grows”

Book Shelf – The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Book Shelf – The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he gets into, and is chased around, the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother, who puts himContinue reading “Book Shelf – The Tale of Peter Rabbit”

Book Shelf – Christmas Carol

Book Shelf – Christmas Carol The novel, Christmas Carol captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. Dickens had acknowledged the influence of the modern Western observance of Christmas and later inspired several aspects of Christmas, including family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit. AContinue reading “Book Shelf – Christmas Carol”

Book Shelf – A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a 2011 children’s picture book written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The book depicts a zookeeper who has bonded with the animals he cares for and who come and visit him one day when he gets sick. Phillip Stead wrote the book hopingContinue reading “Book Shelf – A Sick Day for Amos McGee”

Book shelf – Old Yeller – Fred Gipson

Old Yeller – Fred Gipson Old Yeller is a 1956 children’s novel written by Fred Gipson and illustrated by Carl Burger. It received a Newbery Honor in 1957. The title is taken from the name of the yellow dog who is the center of the book’s story. In 1957, Walt Disney released a film adaptationContinue reading “Book shelf – Old Yeller – Fred Gipson”