Monday, January 31, 2011

Turn The Page Tuesday-Christmas Books

 "Kafka On The Shore"  Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

 This book is powered by two remarkable characters; A teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home- either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister- and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom.
 As their paths converge, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder.

 "Kafka by The Shore" brings you on a journey to other dimensions and strange worlds.
 This book is definitely out of the realm of reality, but is an interesting read.

 Seven years ago when our daughter Dawn was in third grade, she wrapped up and gave me the book "Coraline" for Christmas. In my stocking I found a marble in a gold draw string bag.
 I was finishing another book at that time, so it took me awhile and some prompting from Dawn "Mom, did you read Coraline yet?" to get to this fantastic book.
 Only after reading "Coraline" did I find out what the marble signified.

 Read "Coraline" and find out. you won't be disappointed.

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Adrienne said...

Ok - now you've got me curious! I think I'm going to have to check out Coraline! Don't forget to add your link to my post tomorrow ~ thanks for joining in ;-)

lisa said...

Cool, you get some good book ideas!

Paula said...

I've never read "Coraline" either. Now I'm completely curious about the marble...

Jill said...

I'm very curious about Coraline... especially if it's the same Coraline from the Tim Burton movie from a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

Did your third grader like Coraline? I have a third grade daughter and we are currently waiting for our next library book to become available. We loved the movie, so how does the book compare?

Stacey's Treasures said...

Heather, Yes my third grader definatly liked "Coraline"
I think the book was better than the movie.
Do you have "Scolastics" book orders. That is where we got the book. They have allot of great kids books & reasonable priceing.