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  1. Join the Wonka mania

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Compiled by Chris Taylor Arts group Colour My World will be performing Wonka Madness, starting tonight and ending Wednesday night. The show features a cast of some 40 youngsters and will raise money for the Half the Sky Foundation, which brings love and care to orphans on the mainland. Colour My World celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Wonka Madness is based on the movie ...

  2. Magic, mayhem and New York City- but not as you know it

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... in the middle of the city. She's an appalling woman who spends the money provided for the children on plastic surgery so she'll always look young. Gurl, one of the saddest orphans at Hope House, can't even remember her real name. This is not surprising, because Mrs Terwiliger uses a gang of sinister clockwork monkeys to steal the orphans' memories. Gurl has other ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOK (1983)

    Rewind book: The Witches by Roald Dahl

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... these words to you". Dahl is similarly to the point with his unnamed narrator's tragic set-up, a car crash orphaning him just four paragraphs into the story proper. The seven-year-old ...

  4. Fantasy fun of the highest order

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unknowingly become members of the Mysterious Benedict Society. Their lives will never be the same again. The main character is Reynie, a humble but highly intelligent 11-year-old orphan. Reynie feels ...

  5. Unlikely hero caught up in action-packed escapade

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen American writer Rick Yancey tells us to expect something extraordinary when we meet his teenage anti-hero Alfred Kropp. It is fairly obvious within the first book's few pages that young Alfred is not a hero in the true hero mould and this makes for an interesting story. The plot set-up is also catchy. Alfred is an orphan who lives with his uncle, who has been ...

  6. Budding actors take on Oliver

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... to do it badly, they will work very hard.' Adapted from Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist, the story is set just after the Industrial Revolution. Oliver is an orphan who, after a miserable ... by an old man called Mr Brownlow. After many adventures, Oliver discovers the identity of his parents. The younger performers play the orphans and thieves. Although most of them are novices, ...

  7. hot picks

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rush. Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore) is an orphan with magnificent musical talent. Can this talent help him find his parents? book The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Starting ...

  8. Bookwrap

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... his home under a bridge on the outskirts of the village. Crane-man does his best to look after the orphan who appeared out of nowhere. The village in which Tree-ear and Crane-man live ... and the country is Poland in Eastern Europe. Young Felix is living in an orphanage. He has no idea about the real reason why he is here. He knows he is different from the other orphans because he ...

  9. Underage, undercover and up to their eyes in secrets

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... is Reynie, an unassuming but highly intelligent 11-year-old orphan. feels he has nothing to lose, so responds, completing all the tests and puzzles within puzzles with enjoyment and ease. He does ...

  10. The Golden Compass

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... they can keep their power. The orphan Lyra, though, is a special child who can see truth in a golden compass called an alethiometer, making her dangerous, powerful and closely watched. Meanwhile, ...




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