Monday, February 18, 2013

My 2013 TBRR PILE on Children Literature

I think I should makes a list on my readings in this 2013 Children's Literature Reading Challenge, 'cause several of the title may overlaps with another RC, so just as a reminder for my self, I puts on this list to sees how my progress on reading and reviewing.

[ Laura Ingalls Wilder ] - (read-a-long)
[ Enid Blyton ] - (red-a-long)
  • Famous Five 
  • The Adventure
[ Roald Dahl ] - (read-a-long)
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Magic Finger
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  • Danny the Champion of the World
  • The Enormous Crocodile
  • The Twits
  • The BFG
  • The Witches
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
  • Matilda
  • EsioTrot
  • Boy – Tales of the Childhood
[ Jacqueline Wilson ] - (read-a-long)
  • The Story of Tracy Beaker
  • The Dare Game
  • Starring Tracy Beaker
  • Girls In Love
  • Girls Under Pressure
  • Hetty Feather
  • Sapphire Battersea
  • Glubbslyme
  • The Suitcase Kid
  • The Mum Minder
  • The Bed and Breakfast Star
  • Double Act
  • Bad Girls
  • The Lottie Project
  • Lizzie Zipmouth
  • Vicky Angel
  • The Cat Mummy
  • Sleepovers
  • The Worry Website
  • Lola Rose
  • Cookie 
[ L.M. Montgomery ]
  • Emily of New Moon     DONE
  • Emily Climbs
  • The Story Girl
  • The Golden Road
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Anne of Avonlea 
  • Anne of The Island
  • Anne of Windy Poplars
  • Anne's House of Dreams
  • Anne of Ingleside 
  • Anne of Rainbow Valley
[ Louisa May Alcott ] - (tbrr pile)
  • Little Women 
  • Good Wives
  • Little Men
  • Eight Cousins 
  • An Old Fashioned Girl
  • A Garland for Girls
[ Jean Webster ] - (tbrr pile)
  • Daddy Long-Legs
  • Dear Enemy
  • Just Patty
  • When Patty Went To College   
[ Rudyard Kipling ]
  • KIM 
  • Just So Stories 
  • Jungle Book
  • The Second Jungle Book  
[ Mark Twain ]
[ Eleanor H. Porter ]
[ Frances Hodgson Burnett ] - (tbrr pile)
[ Lewis Carroll ] - (tbrr pile)
  • Alice's Adventure In Wonderland
  • Through The Looking Glass
[ L. Frank Baum ] - (tbrr pile)
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz  
[ Edith Nesbit ] - (tbrr pile)
[ Children Classic's Literature ] - (tbrr pile)
  • Heidi - Johanna Spyri
  • Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
  • Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
  • Nobody's Boy - Hector Malot
  • Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
  • Greyfriars Bobby - Eleanor Atkinson     DONE
  • A Wrinkle In Time - Madeline L'Engle  
  • The Yearling - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson     DONE 
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  • The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford      DONE
  • Swiss Family Robinson - Johann David Wyss      DONE
  • The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame  
  • Illustrated Stories from Dickens - Charles Dickens
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggins     DONE 
[ Children's Literature | Modern Literature ] - (tbrr pile) 
  • Porcupine - Meg Tilly     DONE
  • Wonder - R.J. Palajio     DONE
  • The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd     DONE
  • The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time - Mark Haddon   

Best Regards,
* Secret Garden * 


Judul Asli : PORCUPINE
Copyright © 2007 by Meg Tilly
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Ingrid Dwijani Nimpoeno
Desain cover : Ria Radja Haba
Cetakan II : April 2009 ; 248 hlm
[ Goodreads ]

Buku ini salah satu dari tumpukan koleksiku yang sekian tahun tak pernah kubaca, dan karena semenjak tahun lalu sudah kutekadkan untuk ‘membongkar’ timbunan yang makin lama makin tinggi, akhirnya sampai juga buku ini ke tanganku untuk dibuka dan dibaca. Awalnya selain tertarik pada sinopsis cerita, adalah desain sampul yang serba hijau dengan ilustrasi menarik ini hingga membuatku tergerak untuk membelinya saat itu. Dan ternyata kisahnya sangat menarik, bukan sekedar bacaan ringan ala teenlit, melainkan kisah drama sebuah keluarga dalam mengalami cobaan berat di kehidupan mereka. 

Jacqueline Cooper atau yang lebih suka dipanggil Jack, baru berusia 12 tahun ketika musibah menimpa keluarganya. Ayah tercinta dan penuh kasih sayang terhadap anak-anaknya, meninggal akibat serangan ‘peluru-nyasar’ saat bertugas sebagai Pasukan Penjaga Perdamaian Kanada di Afghanistan. Maka tanggung jawab keluarga menjadi beban Jack karena sang ibu – Fran Cooper, tak mampu melakukan apa pun selain berbaring di tempat tidur dan menangis selama berminggu-minggu. Sebelumnya, Bob Cooper yang selalu perhatian pada kebutuhan tangga mereka, mulai membersihkan pekarangan, menyiapkan ayunan bagi anak-anak, membayar tagihan serta membuat keceriaan di dalam keluarga tersebut. 

Children Classic's Literature "LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY"

Copyright ©  by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrated by Roberto Tomei
Puffin Classic Books | 238 p
Cover image by Charles Edmund Brock
[ courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library ]
~ read e-book version at HERE ~

Cedric Errol was only seven years old when his papa got sick and dies after a week. Now he live only with his mamma, alone in a little house New York. But he still happy because he had so many friends like Mr. Hobbs – the grocery man in store, Dick – a boot-black boy, and Bridget, who have twelve children and sick husband. Then, one day, a stranger come to their house. His name is Mr. Havisham, a lawyer for the Earl of Dorincourt – Cedric’s grandfather. Mr. Errol – Cedric’s father was a young one between three brothers and Lord Fauntleroy’s favorite, until he marry an American woman who not only poor also had no relative. Then Lord Fauntleroy never – ever contact his young son what so ever. Until now. Appearantly, all the three children are dead, and the one living heirs is little Cedric. Now he must go and live in England, as the new Lord Fauntleroy. 

Ceddie – that’s his nickname, had to face different kind of living, leaving his neighbourhood, close friends and everything he love. But little Ceddie was a remarkable boy, he has big heart even as a little boy. His mamma told him that far away in England, there’s his grandfather he never meets, and he is the only family they got left. His mamma didn’t told him that Lord Fauntleroy was an angry, bad-tempered old man, bitter, grumpy and hated his son’s wife. Even they both leaving America, go into the journey to England, soon after they arrival, little Ceddie will live in Dorincourt Castle with his grandfather, while his mamma had to live in different house called Court Lodge. His mamma is a wonderful woman, she had pity on the old man and she also thinking only for Ceddie happines. So she manage her new life, even accepted by the society, because everybody else in the village love her, as they all love the new Little Lord Fauntleroy. 

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But how little Ceddie or now called as Little Lord Fauntleroy handle his old grumpy and demanding grandfather ? Can he makes a relationships with this awful-bitter man ? And how he gonna act or rules as the owner and the new leader in Dorincourt ? After all he just only seven years old. Then while our Little Lord Fauntleroy trying to manage his new life and responsibilty, came a very surprising news – something that had to do with the others heirs of Dorincourt, who just appears lately, after Ceddie and his mamma alreday stays for a while ...

I know that Frances Hodgson Burnett are known by her book’s “The Secret Garden” – but this is her first book I’ve reads and just falling-in-love with it. There’s many children’s literature has describesion surrounding the life between wealthy and poorest, and the value on what’s right and what’s wrong. Little Lord Fauntleroy just another good examples if you looking for the lovable stories with great value too. Between my ‘heavy-duty’ pile of books, reading this kind of stories was like a fresh air that can clear my mind, makes me smile and feels ‘warmth’ inside my heart. This is a perfect recipe if you have a dull-boring days, even the grumpy, bad-tempered man finally can laugh and be happy, now can we stand too long to be unhappy too ... (^_^)

[ more about the author, books and related adaptations, check on here : Frances Hodgson Burnett | Little Lord Fauntleroy | Adaptations ]

Best Regards,
* Secret Garden *