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Jolanta Nowaczyk , Daria Solak

Ala has a Cat. And Ali? First-class Sentences [Ala ma kota. A Ali? Zdanka pierwsza klasa]

The book is a collection of the first sentences from elementary schools primers, used to teach how to read worldwide, specifically in twenty-five countries, including Poland, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Ethiopia. This original idea reinforces reading skills through contact with other languages and promotes basic knowledge about other cultures. For example, on the page with the Greek sentence, “Έλλη, να ένα μήλο” [Elli, this is an (...)


YEAR: 2016


Terence (Terry) David John Pratchett

Pyramids (Discworld, 7)

Pyramids is set in the fictional Djelibeybi (or the Djel), the tiny, powerless remains of an empire whose only importance is as a strategic block between its neighbours, Tsort and Ephebe. Pteppic/Teppic, the crown prince, has been training at the Assassin’s Guild in Ankh-Morpork. Returning to the kingdom following his father’s death, Teppic discovers that he has no real power, and the real ruler is Dios, the ancient high priest. After an unfortunate series of misunderstandings in whi(...)


YEAR: 1989

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

Yann Le Bras, Salim Mokaddem

Socrates in Love [Socrate est amoureux]

Socrates heads to Agathon’s banquet on the occasion of the poet’s victory in the city’s competition. The guests eagerly await his arrival and begin a discussion on Eros, the god of Love. The artist Phaedrus calls him the oldest of the gods and notes that he inspires lovers to show courage, for example, on the battlefield, since nothing could shame more than to be seen as a coward in the eyes of a beloved one. The writer Pausanias specifies that there are two Erotes and two Aphr(...)


YEAR: 2011