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    You Are On a Desert Island…..

    The wonderful world of books offers up hundreds and thousands of different books for our pleasure; but if we were on a desert island, which five books would we take with us to stimulate our minds over and over and keep us company during the long days.

    After much deliberation, we opted for the following books for being thought-provoking, entertaining or just plain old comforting and familiar!

    - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    An ultimate fantasy classic filled with adventure. Bilbo Baggins has proved himself adept when it comes to escaping sticky situations, therefore he might inspire us for escaping ours!

    - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    We really can never get tired of reading about Miss Bennett and Mr Darcy. The story never loses its shine and characters never get dull.

  2. Folk tales

    Storytelling has been around way before there were printing presses and publishing houses. Stories made their way through story tellers telling tales of distant lands. Folk tales reflect our history, our traditions and cultures, our ethics and morals. They teach us lessons and take us back to our grandmother’s laps.

    We are getting folk tales from around the world to share with you, and if you have one, please share with us!

    The Farmer Who Followed His Dream

    A Palestinian folk-tale

    Once upon a time, in the village of Sirees in Palestine, there lived a poor farmer.

    He lived in a small humble house with his wife and seven children, and every morning he stepped out his door to greet two ancient lemon trees in his garden at the front. The farmer and his family worked hard all year round, but money was still short.

    One morning, while they were having breakfast, his wife said, "You look worried. What is the matter?"

    The farmer replied, "I had a dream last night, and I can’t get it out of my head. I dreamt that I had to go to Jerusalem - I don't know why - and had to wait at a certain place by Damascus Gate."