හර්කියුලිස් සහ වෙනත් කතා
ග්රීක දේව කතාවලට අනුව හර්කියුලිස් මනඃකල්පිත වීරයෙකි. එහෙත් ඔහු සාහිත්ය ලෝකය තුළ ජීවමාන වීර චරිතයක් තරමටම සහෘදයාට සමීපය. හර්කියුලිස්ගේ වීර චරිතයේ වතගොත මේ කෘතියෙන් ඉතා රස බඑ ලෙස හෙළි කරනවා පමණක් නොව ලොව බලවත් ප්රබල වීර චරිත රැසක් පිළිබඳ ඉතා දුර්ලභ ජීවන තොරතුරු ද අන්තර්ගතය. මේ චරිත කතා සංග්රහය දරුවන්ගේ පෞරුෂයත්, ආත්මාභිමානයත්, විශ්ව දැනුමත් මැනවින් පෝෂණය කරන්නට බෙහෙවින් උපකාරී වනු ඇත.
After angering his father, zeus, the god apollo is cast down from olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in new york city as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain zeus’ favor.
Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, rowley, at his side. Can greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?
In diary of an awesome friendly kid, rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for greg along the way. (after all, one day greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an awesome friendly kid: rowley jefferson’s journal offers readers a new way to look at the wimpy world – one fan won’t want to miss!
With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the christmas holiday approaching, the heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for greg and his frazzled family. But the heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family’s vacation.
The last straw is the rib-tickling, belly-aching and laugh-out-loud third title in the bestselling and award-winning “diary of a wimpy kid” series by jeff kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted wimpy kid fans out there. “the last straw” was also combined with “dog days”, the fourth book in the series, to become the major movie hit at the box-office “diary of a wimpy kid: dog days”. The third hilarious book in the bestselling phenomenon that is the “diary of a wimpy kid” series.
After saving olympus from the evil titan lord, kronos, percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved camp half-blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
Rodrick rules” is the hilarious sequel to bestselling and award-winning “diary of a wimpy kid”. Perfect for readers of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of wimpy kid fans out there. “rodrick rules” was also a major movie hit at the box-office and the rib-tickling third “wimpy kid movie, dog days” released in the uk in august 2012!
Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
So begins percy jackson’s greek gods, in which the son of poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from apollo to zeus. Percy does not hold back. “if you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a golden age for all that.”
The former god apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he’s been turned into a human and banished from olympus. And he’s called lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries right now. Though he and some of his friends have emerged from the burning maze, rescued the oracle and lived to fight another day, they can’t escape the tragedy that has befallen them, or the terrible trials still to face.
Greg heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, rowley, along for the ride? But when rowley’s star starts to rise, greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of greg and rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
Escape to hogwarts with the unmissable series that has sparked a lifelong reading journey for children and families all over the world. The magic starts here. Harry potter has never even heard of hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, privet drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle