Paris, May 1968. In the midst of students revolution in Paris, Dimas Suryo, an Indonesian political exile met Vivienne Deveraux, a French student who joined a rally against the French government. At the same time, Dimas heard the news from Jakarta: Hananto Prawiro, his best friend was taken by the military and died. Dimas was worried and nervous. Along with tens of Indonesian journalists and artists he couldn’t go back to Jakarta for their passports had been revoked?by the Indonesian government.
What would you do if you cheat once and no one knows? Draco the little dragon had just won the World’s Fastest Dragon Contest. In addition to being popular, something which of course a dream of every skinny and small dragon, he also got a lot of big presents. At first, he was really happy. Now those who doesn’t even care is being nice to him. But it seems that the truth keep him away from peace and joy. He’s the only one who know why. Because… he did not win the contest in an honest way!
Jake never expects that he’ll experience the worst thing in his life. It’s all because of Susan, the new student at his school. At first, Jake was very glad to make Susan the object of his ridicule. Yes, Susan’s teeth are very strange. Jake even embarrassed her on her birthday by wearing fake false teeth to imitate the way Susan talks. But turns out he can’t take the false teeth out. They’re stuck permanently! What’s more, the store where Jake bought them mysteriously vanishes. The horror can no longer wait to eat Jake alive!
What is death? Why can’t sister walk? Why is mother leaving father? Why is brother hospitalized? Why do I have to move to a foreign place? Children cannot be separated from negative emotions like grief, shock, sadness, and shame. Emotionally draining events can also happen in a family. As parents, we should not ignore it, or even consider that it should be disclosed or exaggerate it. Parents are required to provide support for their children. This book helps children understand their feelings; reminding them that they are not alone.