domingo, 17 de febrero de 2013

Roald Dahl

Esta entrada está dedicada a un escritor británico cuyos libros han sido adaptados al cine en numerosas ocasiones, se trata de Roald Dahl. Seguro que os suena la película "Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate"; historias como "Matilda", "Los Gremlins" o "James y el melocotón gigante" fueron escritas por este autor que también se atrevió con la poesía en títulos como "Cuentos en verso para niños perversos".

Os copio y pego su Bibliografía extraída de Wikipedia:

Children's stories

  1. The Gremlins (1943)
  2. James and the Giant Peach (1961) – FilmJames and the Giant Peach (live-action/animated) (1996)
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)– FilmsWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  4. The Magic Finger (1 June 1966)
  5. Fantastic Mr Fox (9 December 1970) – FilmFantastic Mr. Fox (animated) (2009)
  6. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (9 January 1972) A sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  7. Danny, the Champion of the World (30 October 1975) – FilmDanny the Champion of the World (TV movie) (1989)
  8. The Enormous Crocodile (24 August 1978)
  9. The Twits (17 December 1980)
  10. George's Marvellous Medicine (21 May 1981)
  11. The BFG (14 October 1982) – FilmThe BFG (animated) (1989)
  12. The Witches (27 October 1983) – FilmThe Witches (1990)
  13. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (26 September 1985)
  14. Matilda (21 April 1988) – FilmMatilda (1996)
  15. Esio Trot (19 April 1989)
  16. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (9 May 1990)
  17. The Minpins (8 August 1991)
Children's poetry
  1. Revolting Rhymes (10 June 1982)
  2. Dirty Beasts (25 October 1984)
  3. Rhyme Stew (21 September 1989)


Espero que encontréis interesante algún título y os animéis a leerlo. Si pincháis aquí los encontraréis en español: Bibliografía de Roald Dahl

Esta es su página oficial:    http://www.roalddahl.com/




martes, 5 de febrero de 2013

It's Carnival!



Next Tuesday, 12th, February, it is Shrove Tuesday, also called Pancake Day. It's the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter.

Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up food such as eggs, milk and sugar before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. [Los "pancakes" están asociados al día previo a la Cuaresma porque era una manera de gastar alimentos como huevos, leche y azúcar antes del período de ayuno de los 40 días de la Cuaresma].

Vocabulary:
Shrove Tuesday: Martes de Carnaval.
Ash Wednesday: Miércoles de Ceniza.
Lent: Cuaresma.
Easter: Semana Santa.


In the United kingdom Shrove Tuesday is regarded as a tradition. This day is also known as Pancake Day as it is usual to eat pancakes as a dessert.





The most famous pancake race at Olney in Buckinghamshire has been held since 1445.

On Pancake Day, pancake races are held in villages and towns across the United Kingdom. The tradition is said to have originated when a housewife from Olney was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time until she heard the church bells ringing for the service. She raced out of the house to church while still carrying her frying pan and pancake.








               
Let's make a carnival mask!