The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

In fairy-tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks.

Plot

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!

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Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Charlottes Web by EB White

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

“Where’s Papa going with that axe?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.

Plot

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

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The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Rating: 4.5 Stars ★★★★☆

Our story begins on the ocean, with wind and rain and thunder and lightning and waves.

Plot

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her….

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.

Plot

Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the bad-tempered Badger, and take to the open road in a caravan with dear, silly old Toad. But when Toad’s attention turns to motor cars, his reckless behaviour goes from bad to worse. Badger, Rat and Mole must save their friend from ruin, and Toad Hall from the clutches of the rascally Stoats and Weasels.

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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse Morpurgo

Rating: 3 Stars★★★☆☆

My earliest memories are a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables, and rats that scampered along the beams above my head.



About

Joey is a farmhorse in Devon, happy with his life and the friendship with Albert, the farmer’s son. But then war breaks out in Europe and he is sold off into the cavalry. This war, however, is different from the others and horses have little chance against machine-gun fire. So Joey finds himself doing different jobs on the front, struggling with the mud, the shells and the constant threat of death.

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