"When I step into this library,
Theme "Blue Moon" Themed by JadoreAmour-Kaith
I cannot understand why I ever
step out of it."
- Marie de Sevigne -
"I have always imagined Paradise
will be some kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges -
(i am the circle)
and the circle is me)
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Book Review: Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World
Whiteblack the penguin is running out of stories to tell on his radio show - not a good thing to happen to the Chief Storyteller of Penguinland. Waving goodbye to his friends, Whiteblack sets off in a little boat, in search of new stories. His journey is fraught with mishaps and misadventures, and doesn’t quite go as Whiteblack had planned - but the plucky little radio star takes it all in stride, planning to use everything as a new story!
Whiteblack was written at the same time as Curious George, and smuggled out of Paris during World War II as well. His adventure fell by the wayside as Curious George became more and more popular, but in my opinion, is must more enjoyable than the cheeky, troublesome monkey. (I never liked him.)