Make a child smile

As promised on Tues­day, here are more dis­counted ti­tles that would make great gifts.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - READS -

SURELY one of the won­ders of this sea­son is watch­ing a child’s face light up when you hand over a present! And if that present is a tot’s first in­tro­duc­tion to the world of books, that light might never go out....

In this sec­ond and fi­nal part of our spe­cial of­fer of dis­counted books from MPH, we have the lit­tle ones firmly in mind with a col­lec­tion of ti­tles that caters to be­gin­ners, teens and in­be­tween­ers, as well as fun packs to get cre­ative juices flow­ing.

And af­ter mak­ing a lit­tle one happy, why not re­ward your­self with a book that has been called one of John Gr­isham’s best ef­forts to date: the ex­plo­sive Sy­camore Row takes read­ers back to the world of his first best­selling book, A Time To Kill.

All th­ese books are part of the MPH To­kens Of Love cat­a­logue that of­fers more than 500 ti­tles of var­i­ous gen­res and cat­e­gories to choose from as well as spe­cial of­fers; the cat­a­logue is avail­able at all MPH stores.

Star2 is help­ing to add to the sea­sonal cheer with an ex­clu­sive 25% dis­count on the book ti­tles fea­tured here; re­ceive the dis­count by pre­sent­ing this page upon pay­ment at any MPH book­store in Malaysia (ex­cept MPH Bakti Siti Has­mah and MPH@KLIA).

Sy­camore Row by John Gr­isham (re­tail price: RM89.90) – Gr­isham takes you back to where his fame be­gan, a cer­tain court­house in Clan­ton that fea­tured in his huge 1989 hit, A Time To Kill.

Lawyer Jake Bri­g­ance once again finds him­self em­broiled in a fiercely con­tro­ver­sial trial that ex­poses racial ten­sions in Ford County when the wealthy Seth Hub­bard com­mits sui­cide and leaves his en­tire es­tate to his black house­keeper, Let­tie, rather than his chil­dren. When Jake agrees to rep­re­sent Let­tie, he’s dragged into a con­flict as riv­et­ing and dra­matic as the mur­der trial that made him one of Ford County’s most well-known – or rather, in­fa­mous – cit­i­zens just three years ear­lier. Star2’ s re­view of Sy­camore Row on Nov 24 called it “be­yond the shadow of a doubt, one of (Gr­isham’s) finest works”. of sci­ence and learn about Earth and our So­lar Sys­tem. Sec­tions in­clude As­tron­omy, Biology, Chem­istry, Ge­ol­ogy / Ge­og­ra­phy, Physics and Weather.

Splin­tered by A.G. Howard (RP: RM35.90) – Alyssa Gard­ner hears the whispers of bugs and flow­ers – it is the same “gift” that landed her mother in a men­tal hos­pi­tal years be­fore. Surely it has noth­ing to do with be­ing a di­rect de­scen­dent of Alice Lid­dell, the real life in­spi­ra­tion for Lewis Car­roll’s Alice’s Adventures In Won­der­land? But then her mother takes a turn for the worse, the whispers grow too strong to bear, and Alyssa re­alises she can’t bury her head in the sand any more and has to learn the fam­ily se­cret. A se­ries of clues leads her through a cracked mir­ror into the real Won­der­land, a place far darker than Car­roll ever let on.

There she must de­cide whom to trust: Jeb, her gor­geous best friend and se­cret crush, or the sexy-but-sus­pi­cious Mor­pheus, her guide through Won­der­land who may have dark mo­tives all of his own.

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