Monday, September 19, 2011

The Phoenix And The Carpet

Title: The Phoenix And The Carpet
Author: E Nesbit
Main Characters: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, The High Priest, Mother and Phoenix
Description of one of the main Characters: The High Priest is the head of the Phoenix Fire Office. He sings songs in praise of the Phoenix such as:

"O Golden Phoenix, fairest bird
The whole great bird has often heard
Of all the splendid things we do
Great Phoenix just to honour you."

Whom I like and Why: I like the Phoenix because it always sings a poem or a verse about itself. This Phoenix can talk and it has magical powers. It tells the four children about the magical carpet which can take you to different places.
Whom I dislike and Why: I don't dislike anybody in the story as everybody play a good part in it.
Setting/Theme of the story: Anthea, Robert, Jane and Cyril find out that a Phoenix has hatched in their house. They also find out that the Phoenix can talk. It is much more surprising for the children when the Phoenix reveals that there is a magical carpet in their house and accompanies them in a series adventure they have with the carpet which can take anyone anywhere they want three times a day.
Part I enjoyed the most: I like the part where the children become invisible but see their baby brother and their mother using the help of the magical carpet.
Different Ending: The Phoenix burns itself and starts sleeping inside its new egg. The capet is being sold by the chidren's mother in the market as she feels that her children get stupid dreams. All are back to normal once again.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

How to chat faster

This is a post that I am publishing through blogger app from my dad's android. My dad uses a lot of acronyms when he is chatting. Some examples are :

TTYL -  talk to you later
OMG -  oh my god
TGIF -  thank god its Friday
BTW -  by the way
FYI.  -  for your information
LOL  -  laughs out loud
ROFL -  rolling on the floor laughing

This is how we can chat faster with friends!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Matilda

Cover of "MATILDA"

Cover of MATILDA

Title : Matilda

Author : Roald Dahl

Main Characters : Matilda, Michael, Ms. Honey, Mr.& Mrs. Wormwood, Ms. Trunchbull, Amanda Thripp and Lavender.

Description Of One Of The Main Characters : Ms. Trunchbull is the head-mistress of the school in which Matilda studies. She is very rough and dangerous. She doesn't like small girls. She is stupid. She always says that she has never been a small kid just because she doesn't like them.

Whom I like and Why : I like Lavender as she once put a newt inside the water jug of Ms. Trunchbull when she was teaching a lesson. She is really brave and intelligent. She is Matilda’s best friend.

Whom I dislike and Why : I dislike Mr. & Mrs. Wormwood, the parents of Matilda. They don't encourage her. They don't get Matilda any books to read as that is what Matilda loves to do. Mr. Wormwood is a stupid owner of a car shop. He sells stolen cars to people telling them it is a second-hand car got from a rich person. The Wormwoods always scold her for nothing. They are not very intelligent. Mrs. Wormwood loves to apply make-up and go to play bingo with her friends.

Setting/Theme Of The Story : Matilda is a genius but she has stupid parents who do not encourage her. They do not even know Matilda is intelligent. They keep scolding her always. Once when she answers a big arithmetic problem at once, Mr. Wormwood says she is a cheat and that she has seen the answers. But Matilda is fortunate to get a lovely class-teacher named Ms. Honey. Ms. Honey starts encouraging Matilda to learn more and more. Ms. Honey finds that Matilda can understand her feelings and starts saying it to the small girl. Matilda has a very unique power to lift, push, move anything using her eyes and high concentration. The problem of Ms. Honey is that her aunt Ms. Trunchbull has the house and money of Honey’s father which rightfully has to come to Ms. Honey. Of course, Matilda knows that Ms. Trunchbull is called Agatha and Ms. Honey’s father is called Magnus. Matilda also knows that everyone calls Ms. Honey as Jenny. So when Trunchbull comes to Matilda’s class to test their knowledge she slowly lifts the chalk using her eye-power and starts writing on the black board :

Agatha, this is Magnus.

It is Magnus.

You would better believe it.

Agatha, give my Jenny

back her house.

Then get out of here.

If you don't, I will come and get you.

Like you got me.

I am watching you, Agatha.

Well, Ms. Trunchbull is terrified and she faints. Matilda is smiling. Trunchbull runs out of the city afraid that Magnus would return. Now Ms. Honey has the house and the money. Mr. & Mrs. Wormwood suddenly want to shift to another country. Matilda does not want to go. She stays with Ms. Honey forever. However, her parents are happy that there is one less for them to take care of. But Matilda’s brother is really sad to leave his sister. They all are happy.

Part I Enjoyed The most : I enjoyed the part when Trunchbull throws  a girl because she wears pig-tails. She did it so to show her dislike of pig-tails.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

If You Go To Hogwarts…

Come all the way,

To learn the witchy way!!!

Come to lovely Hogwarts,

To learn from Professor Lockharts!!!

Dark Arts and Divination,

Its a nice combination!!!

The good headmaster Dumbledore,

Has showed your way through the magical door!!!

Enjoy it, you will surely,

As it is magic purely!!!

You will like transfiguration,

But you need some concentration!!!

You will learn potions,

And learn to make magical lotions!!!

Enjoy yourself and all the best,

Good luck and do your best!!!

by Priyanka and Sandhya.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

YOCee : My Post- Find your favourite book at Eloor

Welcome to YOCee – a kids’ community website, created by children, for children of Chennai!

In short, YOCee – Youth Of Chennai, energetic and enthusiastic – is the hub for the young people of Chennai

My first post as a student reporter with YOCee appeared here: http://yocee.in/author/sandhya/

Happy Reading!!!

Thank You, Jeeves

Thank You, Jeeves
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Title : Thank You, Jeeves
Author : P. G. Wodehouse
Main Characters : Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, Pauline Stroker, Mr. Stroker, Chuffy and Lady Chuffnell
Description Of One Of The Main Characters : Mr. Stroker is very strict and thinks Woosters are very unkind. He is really formidable. He is the father of Pauline Stroker.
Whom I like and Why : I like Jeeves as he is an intelligent and active valet. He is honest and sincere in his work. First, he works for Bertie but later he resigns as he doesnt like the Banjo.
Whom I dislike and Why : I dislike Lady Chuffnell as she always gives wrong opinion and keeps adding fuel to the fire. She is selfish and careless. She acts as if she can solve anything.
Setting/Theme Of The Story : Jeeves is a very intelligent and honest valet who works for Bertie. But as Bertie doesnt stop playing his Banjo, Jeeves resigns over him. Bertie is invited by his school friend, Chuffy, to stay with him. But when Bertie goes there he finds Pauline Stroker and her formidable father Mr. Stroker. Bertie also finds out that Chuffy has employed Jeeves. He stays in a hut given by Chuffy near the shore and The Chuffnell Hall. After a few days he finds out through Jeeves that his old friend Chuffy has fallen in love with Pauline. As Pauline talked with Bertie often regarding this, Mr. Stroker thinks that Pauline wants to marry Bertie. So Mr. Stroker decides to get Bertie married to Pauline. Meanwhile, Bertie’s newly employed valet Brinkley burns the hut by mistake and Bertie’s favourite instrument is gone. At that time, Mr. Stroker invites Bertie to stay with them. And as Bertie goes there, he finds out that he is going to be engaged to Pauline. He needs the help of Jeeves. Of course, Jeeves has a brilliant idea. Jeeves applies black soot on Bertie’s face and sends him on a boat back to the shore in disguise with a troop of musicians. Meanwhile, Pauline tells her father that she wants to marry Chuffy and not Bertie. Mr. Stroker seems to be really happy by the change in his daughter and they both get married. Jeeves does not want to work for Chuffy anymore and comes back to the employment of Bertie now that the Banjo is gone. That is when Bertie says, “Thank You, Jeeves”.
Part I Enjoyed The most : I like the part when Jeeves helps Bertie escape from Mr. Stroker.
A few Quotes for you to enjoy :
Well, if that was the attitude he was proposing to adopt, well,
I mean to say. My geniality waned. I drew myself up coldly, at the
same time raising a stiff eyebrow. And I was just about to work
off the old To-what-am-I-indebted-for-this-visit gag, when he
chipped in ahead of me.
`You ought to be certified!'
`I beg your pardon?'
`You're a public menace. For weeks, it appears, you have been
making life a hell for all your neighbours with some hideous
musical instrument. I see you have it with you now. How dare
you play that thing in a respectable block of flats? Infernal din!'
I remained cool and dignified.
`Did you say infernal din?'
`I did.'
`Oh? Well, let me tell you that the man that hath no music in
himself . . . ' I stepped to the door. `Jeeves,' I called down the
passage, `what was it Shakespeare said the man who hadn't
music in himself was fit for?'
`Treasons, stratagems, and spoils, sir.'
`Thank you, Jeeves. Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils,'
I said, returning.
He danced a step or two.
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`In that case, I fear I must give my notice.'
There was a tense silence. I stared at the man.
`Jeeves,' I said, and you wouldn't be far out in describing me as
stunned, `did I hear you correctly?'
`Yes, sir.'
`You actually contemplate leaving my entourage?'
`Only with the greatest reluctance, sir. But if it is your inten-
tion to play that instrument within the narrow confines of a
country cottage . . . '
I drew myself up.
`You say ÂȘthat instrumentÂș, Jeeves. And you say it in an
unpleasant, soupy voice. Am I to understand that you dislike
this banjolele?'
`Yes, sir.'
`You've stood it all right up to now.'
`With grave difficulty, sir.'
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