Far. Why are people obsessed with that word? Marco Polo took a long journey from Venice to the Mongol country. The mountaineers risked their lives to conquer the peak. Also obsessed with the word “far”, this bohemian traveller gave his all for a grand journey around the world. He snuck into the forbidden land of the Himalayas. He resided in the mysterious Kashmir, he became a witness of a conflict- ing war and laughter. It all started with a dream. This was his strug- gle to find meaning. After such a long journey, the traveller returned, kneeling by her mother’s bed.
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 Along with tens of Indonesian journalists and artists he couldn’t go back to Jakarta for their passports had been revoked?by the Indonesian government.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.
Reading books does not need to be boring. In this book, our friends, Nonit, Gea, Aryo, Deo, and others will share their stories about a lot of things. Among others the excitement they have in visiting a library, reading and trying out e-book facilities with cook animation, making srapbook for surprise presents, performing stage book for flood refuge children, meeting with famous writers and asking for their autographs, and opening free reading house. It is all so exciting! You can also try to do these with your friends. Books are the windows of the world. Reading a lot will make you smarter!
This bilingual book consists 10 inspiring stories about mother’s love such as The Flower Seller’s Daughter, Mother’s Letters to Her Daughter, Our Simple House, and many more. The lovely stories in this book have been beautifully illustrated by talented illustrators. Children and mothers would surely love this keepsake collection.
Long ago the Balinese neglected the ritual offerings to the gods. The gods became angry and punished them with a long drought. Life was difficult, the people suffered and they became selfish. Rangda, the ruler of evil and suffering, was ready to take over Bali, when a young prince, Putu Oka, was willing to sacrifice himself for the welfare of the people. Rangda turned Putu Oka into an ugly frog. He would not become a man again, unless he could find a girl who truly loved him.