As the nights get shorter and the days get colder it’s the perfect season to stay in with a mug of cocoa or hot tea and indulge in a book. I can just picture all the students of Platanos in their house scarves a la Harry Potter tucked up with a paperback. At the same time, October … Continue reading Halloween Reads!
It may have come to your attention that the library has moved around since I joined the school in March, and I thought everyone would appreciate a post about where things have moved to and why. So far nobody has asked why, and I would like to encourage your natural curiosities. Mis-Classification in the Library. Everyone enjoys … Continue reading Exploring Platanos Library
You know the name, you’ve seen the films, now it’s time to lock, load and engage with the original James Bond phenomenon… the books! They have been bestsellers since the beginning and the series has even been continued officially by popular writers. Author Ian Fleming lived in a beautiful house in Jamaica with his wife. He lived near fellow … Continue reading Shaking Up James Bond
Alice in Wonderland is one of the world’s best-loved books, so exploring it is easy. Author Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, a maths teacher at Oxford University) and illustrator John Tenniel (a political cartoonist, painter and mosaic-maker) together created something quite unique, and the book has not been out of print since 1865. Carroll juxtaposes nonsense and logic … Continue reading The Wonders of Lewis Carroll