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Brett Helquist , Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series, Books 1-13)

This series of thirteen 13-chaptered novels follows the "unfortunate events" which befall Violet, Klaus and baby Sunny Baudelaire after the death of their parents in a fire in the family home. On becoming orphans, the siblings are placed in the custody of their uncle, Count Olaf, who, from the first book onwards tries various – and typically murderous – ways, to acquire their huge fortune. Olaf is aided throughout by his accomplices in V.F.S., a mysterious organisation to w(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United States of America


Alison Forbes, Neville Smith

Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls: “A Horse with Wings”

“A Horse with Wings” tells of how a young boy named Charles wants a pony, but when he kicks his football through the window on the back verandah, he saves his parents the trouble of punishing him by putting himself to bed without any supper. As he drifts off to sleep, a winged horse visits him, Pegasus, who assumes the authoritative voice of an adult, advising that “People do not believe the stories about the ancient Greek gods nowadays, which is rather a shame, because many of(...)

literary

YEAR: 1955

COUNTRY: Australia


Amos Bobe Ngong

Origin and Settlement of the Kom People

Narrator: Moghaina (Should I say a story)Audience: Sighain (Yes, say it!)A long time ago, there were massive migrations of people from the North to the South of Cameroon. As a result, the Tikars entered the Mbam plain and a fraction of this group, the Kom people, broke off from them, travelled through Bamum and settled in Babessi in the Ndop plain where they met the Babessi (Shui*) people, who were already settled in that plain. These people happily welcomed the Kom people and coexisted with the(...)

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COUNTRY: Cameroon