Hero of August: Enid Blyton

Women August 2019 Figure - Enid Blyton-01Our woman hero of August is Enid Blyton! She was an English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Blyton’s books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into 90 languages.

She wrote on a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery, and biblical narratives and is best remembered today for her Noddy, Famous Five, and Secret Seven series. All of which were not just Celly’s favorites, but also Adora and Uni-Q’s!
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Book of August – A Bear Called Paddington

Book August 2019 Paddington - A Bear Called Paddington-01Our book of August is A Bear Called Paddington! It is a children book written by British author Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and published in 13 October 1958. The book introduced Paddington Bear, the friendly bear from Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment), duffel coat and love of marmalade. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and Paddington Bear has been featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond . Continue reading

Woodstock

Woodstock 2019 Girl-01-01On 16 August 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! Woodstock was an American music festival held on 15–18 August 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, it was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. It was alternatively referred to as the Bethel Rock Festival or the Aquarian Music Festival. Thirty-two acts performed outdoors despite sporadic rain. It has become widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Continue reading

Eid Al-Adha

Eid Al Adha 2018 Man-01On 11 August 2019 Muslims all around the world is celebrating Eid al-Adha, also called the Festival of Sacrifice. It is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Eid al-Fitr. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Eid al-Adha also marks the end of the Hajj, or the Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca. Continue reading

Wingardium Leviosa!

Harry Potter 2018 Harry-01Who in the world today that does not know Harry Potter? The Boy Who Lived has captivated millions of people, and remained one of the-most-talked-about characters. But do you know that Harry Potter’s birthday is on 31 July? Yes! Today, let us celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter! Continue reading

Book of July – The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Book July 2019 Tiger-Tiger Who Came to Tea-01-01Our book of July is The Tiger Who Came to Tea! It is a short children’s story, first published by HarperCollins in 1968, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. The book remains extremely popular more than fifty years after it was first published, and a theatrical adaptation of the story has been produced. A television adaptation of the book will air on Channel 4 at Christmas 2019. The original artwork for the book is held by Seven Stories, a children’s literature centre in the UK. Continue reading