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Relationship in Reading | Le Otto Montagne

Relationship in Reading | Le Otto Montagne

Le Otto Montagne by Paolo Cognetti Le Otto Montagne is the last book by Paolo Cognetti who wins the 2017 Premio Strega, the young Italian author who is recently gaining relevant success. Pietro and his family live in Milan, but they love the mountains where each year they spend summer. It’s on holiday, in a(…)

Relationship in Reading| Of Mice and Men

Relationship in Reading| Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men is a novel written by the American author John Steinbeck’s in 1937. The hard-to-read aura that accompanies the book is mostly due to the author’s famous fame, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. The novel’s style is simple; using the language of the(…)

If Yes is Yes if No is No

If Yes is Yes if No is No

If Yes is Yes if No is No: The importance to maintain promises Mom, can we go to the park? Can I use your phone? Tomorrow can I go to my friend? Always running, with thousands of things to do and anxious to accomplish thousands of goals, we often respond to the questions of our children superficially and,(…)

Relationship

Relationship

Relationship A relationship is an agreement that has much to do with trust and complicity. The relationship can be interpreted as an exchange with others and a self-definition process resulting from it. Every relationship in our life helps us to know ourselves, molding our personality. In this sense any kind of profound interaction is prolific, whether it(…)

Magic Tales – Pippi Longstocking

Magic Tales – Pippi Longstocking

  Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking   From the novel by the Swedish author dating back to 1945 to the Seventies TV series, Pippi Longstocking’s image has nowadays its own life and has become a part of our imagination as a symbol of independence and outside the norms extravagance. Pippi has what it takes to be part of the rebel girls, she(…)

The Magic of Being True to Yourself

The Magic of Being True to Yourself

The Magic of Being True to Yourself Teorically each one states that what they want to teach their children are: loyalty honesty reliability altruism generosity being true to yourself However, in facts, what seems to be natural is that what we teach children and we “demonstrate with our behavior” is quite different: craftiness opportunism individualism(…)

Magic in Reading | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Magic in Reading | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz   Oscar Wao is a teenager forced to face the challenges of being constantly mocked by peers for his weight and for his little savoir-faire with girls. He is the typical nerd who spends his days playing role-playing games and writing the novel that will make(…)

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a journey, through which Dorothy discovers magic while she tries to come back home. “There is no place like home.” This is the greatest discovery of  Dorothy at the end of her journey, when thanks to magic she understands that the happy place she(…)

The Magic of Empathy

The Magic of Empathy

The Magic of Empathy Children have a quality that adults often lose: EMPATHY They have the innate ability to put themselves in the shoes of others, of those who relate to them, thanks to their extreme and refined ability of  “the feeling”. This makes them naturally correct, honest, altruistic, generous and absolutely reliable. Teaching them(…)

Magic in Reading | We Have Always Lived in The Castle

Magic in Reading | We Have Always Lived in The Castle

  We Have Always Lived in The Castle by Shirley Jackson Since Charles had taken my occupation for Tuesday morning I had nothing to do. I wondered about going down to the creek, but I had no reason to suppose that the creek would even be there, since I never visited it on Tuesday mornings; […]”. We(…)