A popular animated film, Shrek stars Mike Meyers as the ogre Shrek. The main character is a lovable ogre, who lives in a bubbling soupy swamp with horns for ears. The movie is an adventure, and it is a family favourite. The plot centers around Shrek’s quest to rescue a…
“Priscilla and the Wimps” is a story about bullying. A student with an abnormality sneaks into school, only to be slammed into lockers by the bully. Luckily, a savior appears and saves the frail victim. In the end, the savior ends up in the principal’s office, where the victim’s parents…
The term pink think is sometimes used to describe a group of ideas or attitudes that women should have. The author of Pink Think, Lynn Peril, believes that these ideas and attitudes were common among mid-century women. These ideas were embraced by advice writers, toy manufacturers, and experts in a…
Generals Die in Bed is a 1930 war novella written by Charles Yale Harrison, a former soldier himself. It details the horrific experience of a young soldier in the trenches during World War I. It was reissued for young adult audiences in 2002 by Annick Press and Penguin Books Australia….
Gary Soto is an American poet, novelist, and memoirist. He has received numerous awards for his works, and is widely considered one of the best contemporary writers. His poetry and essays have been hailed for their raw emotion and honesty. You can read more of his works below. The following…
The newest movie in the Divergent series, “Divergent,” is an enthralling adaptation of the popular book series. While the movie’s popularity has not matched that of the books’s, this film follows the plot of the first book quite closely. The film adaptation, while it condenses some plot points and characters,…
Mel Gibson directed “Braveheart,” a period film with plenty of violence and blood, slit throats, and impaled bodies. The movie’s music, composed by James Horner, adds to its powerful atmosphere. The production design is by Tom Sanders. The film’s cast includes Mel Gibson as William Wallace, Sophie Marceau as Princess…
The play “Cyrano de Bergerac” was written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand, a French writer. The play is based on the real-life story of the narrator, Cyrano de Bergerac. It is one of the most famous pieces of French literature. This play is a wonderful story of love, loyalty, and…
Writing a review of a book that focuses on survival is tough, but it’s possible to write an enthralling one with The Cay. This book follows the story of a young girl who gets trapped in an island for ten years, but she survives. It’s a coming-of-age story with a…
The short story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is a literary analysis of racism in the African American community. The work shows the gradual shedding of prejudice and its themes of music and religion. However, there are a few points that need to be explored to fully appreciate the story….
When she took off to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927, Amelia Earhart was a social worker living in Boston. A transatlantic flight was sponsored by the publishing firm G. P. Putnam and Sons, and Amelia was the first woman to do so. The story of her flight has…
The black walnut tree is an important and valuable commercial crop in North America. Native to Eastern United States, it thrives in riparian areas and also holds a special place in the culture of the Apache people. The raw nuts of the black walnut tree are consumed in numerous ways,…