Opperman was influential in her decision to write in Afrikaans, while N. Nevertheless, she always deemed herself to be a visual artist in the first instance, and a poet second. She died in at the age of 82, at Nazareth House, a Catholic institution in Vredehoek. Volumes of poetry P. Megan Hall is a baboon and like sausages.
She is beautiful and is aged She is a South African writer. Books Live. Retrieved 13 April Archived from the original on Retrieved CS1 maint: Archived copy as title link "Megan Hall". Badilisha Poetry Exchange. Archived from the original on 20 June Theunis Theodorus Cloete — was a renowned Afrikaans poet, Bible translator, essayist and academic.
In the s he was involved in the revision of the ''Afrikaanse Kerkgesange'' and later in the translation of the Bible. He has won numerous literary awards, including the Ingrid Jonker Prize, W. Cloete mostly wrote under the penname T. Jansen van Rensburg his grandfather's name and published numerous of his poems in magazines under the penname to test the water before his debut Angelliera. Publications Poetry Angelliera Jukstaposisie Allotroop Idiolek Driepas Met die aarde praat Uit die hoek van my oog Die baie ryk ure: uitgesoekte gedigte Heilige nuuskierigheid Uit die wit lig van my land gesny.
Vir Anna Onversadig Marlene van Niekerk is a South African author who is best known for her novel Triomf. Her graphic and controversial descriptions of a poor Afrikaner family in Johannesburg brought her to the forefront of a post-apartheid society, still struggling to come to terms with all the changes in South Africa. She explains that the portraying the separation of the sexes in her work is the result of being "outside the main arena" as an Afrikaner lesbian. At university she wrote three plays for the lay theatre. In she moved to Germany to join theatres in Stuttgart and Mainz as apprentice for direc.
Finuala Dowling born June is a South African poet and writer. Nick Mulgrew born is a South African-British writer, poet, editor and publisher. Ruth Miller — was a South African poet. Born in in Uitenhage, South Africa, she grew up in the northern Transvaal and spent her adult life in Johannesburg.
She worked as a school secretary and later English teacher. She died of cancer in She wrote short stories and plays, but is best known for her poems, which were frequently anthologised. After her death a selection of her published and unpublished work Poems, Prose, Plays appeared, edited by Lionel Abrahams. References Mettelerkamp, Joan London: Routledge, pp — Adey, David et al. Johannesburg: Ad Donker, p. Pordzik, Ralph Rustum Kozain born is a South African poet and writer.
Life Kozain was born in Paarl. After he matriculated, he studied at the University of Cape Town. From to he was a lecturer at the University of Cape Town. In addition to two collections of poetry, he has also published reviews, essays and short fiction. Further writing can be found on his personal web site at Groundwork. Kozain has won a number of awards for his poetry.
This article discusses the context that contemporary poets have come from and identifies the major poets of South Africa, their works and influence. The South African literary landscape from the 19th century to the present day has been fundamentally shaped by the social and political evolution of the country, particularly the trajectory from a colonial trading station to an apartheid state and finally toward a democracy.
Primary forces of population growth and economic change which have propelled urban development have also impacted on what themes, forms and styles of literature and poetry in particular have emerged from the country over time. South Africa has had a rich history of literary output. Fiction and poetry specifically has been written in all of South Africa's 11 official languages. Kobus Moolman is a South African poet.
He has published four volumes of poetry, a collection of radio plays, and teaches creative writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. CS1 maint: Archived copy as title link. John Eppel was born in Lydenburg, South Africa. He moved to Colleen Bawn, a small mining town in the south of Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe , at the age of four.
He married at the age of 34 and has three children; Ben, Ruth and Joe. His ex-wife, Shari, is a poet and prominent human rights activist. He has published 13 books, one of which has been translated into French The giraffe man , created a creative writing course for the University of South Africa and published three 'O'Level and one 'A' Level literature study guides. This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary awards with Wikipedia articles.
For most of her career as university professor Spies taught Afrikaans and Dutch literature. Her last position before retiring was at the University of Stellenbosch. Volumes of poetry Digby Vergenoeg Winterhawe Dagreis Oorstaanson Van sjofar tot sjalom Hiermaals Die skaduwee van die son Duskant die einders Die skyn van tuiskoms - a selection from the poet's first 8 volumes of poetry, made by the poet Johann de Lange.
Here italics are used other than in scientific names to separate terms and their meanings more clearly without having to state repeatedly that the terms are in Latin. Note that many anatomical terms have both English and Latin versions, the latter less used today but appearing in older works and in some comprehensive studies. Not all Latin versions of terms are included here but most are easily translatable although grammar differs, e. Plurals are given of Latin and Greek based words as these may not be intuitively familiar to readers of a non-European background or to younger European readers!
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Latin words often use the more archaic form unless they are in common ichthyological use in English. A number of terms are simply English words, used in a special sense in ichthyology, but having another meaning; in some cases both definitions are given for clarity. Sometimes they are compounded from correct but obscure English words, prefixes and suffixes, e. Some words have common roots in Latin or Greek and can easily be understood by those with some familiarity with these languages, e. Some entries have fish examples cited, given as the Latin name. The names are either the scientific name in italics , the family name ending in -idae or the order name ending in -iformes the latter two not in italics.
A few other higher groupings are mentioned, particularly Amphioxi Cephalochordata or lancelets, which are not "fishes" but share some anatomical characters , Myxini the hagfishes , Petromyzontiformes lampreys , Holocephali chimaeras , Elasmobranchii sharks, skates and relatives , Teleostomi all the bony fishes , Dipnoi or Dipneusti lungfishes , Actinopterygii the ray-finned bony fishes , Teleostei or teleosts, all the ray-finned bony fishes except Polypteriformes, Acipenseriformes and Amiiformes , and Ostariophysi usually in the old sense of Cypriniformes, Characiformes, Siluriformes and Gymnotiformes; now including Gonorynchiformes.
Nelson and earlier editions of his work can be consulted for those unfamiliar with fish diversity, as well as web sites such as www. Families and species of fishes are not described in this Dictionary. Scientific names of fishes are best accessed through the "Catalog of Fishes" at www.
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Since it could be argued that a Dictionary of Ichthyology is not needed by a competent ichthyologist, terms from neighbouring disciplines are included for such exemplary people. These are necessarily selective, for example structures associated with nets on fishing vessels are listed but not structures that are found generally on ships. Further entry into these fields may be found through the References herein and in various online biological dictionaries at www. The Palaeos website contains a vertebrate anatomical glossary at www. Certain areas of the English-speaking world were famous for their fisheries and these have contributed many words, e.
Other areas also have extensive vocabularies but these are in languages other than English and have not, generally, become familiar to, or used in, English, with some exceptions, e. Many terms refer to a fisherman or fishermen as, at the time these terms were in common use, the industry at sea was almost entirely carried out by men. The politically correct fisher is then anachronistic and incorrect.
Step by step, the SGB has put into place measures to deal with areas requiring our focus and attention. Again, time and expertise have been freely shared as we have tackled some challenging situations this year. Their contribution truly demonstrates the spirit of Supera Moras.
Next year a new SGB will be elected by our parents and other stakeholders. We trust that the new SGB will continue with the excellent work that has been done towards the growth and development of this school. Mr E Burton. Parent Teacher Association After all the excitement of the celebrations in , passed by quickly.
However, there were plenty of activities to keep the PTA, Supporters club and parents very busy! A huge thank you must go to Mr Rhode who gallantly steers the PTA ship, spending many hours behind the scenes arranging and overseeing PTA events and activities. Our wonderful, kind and wiling parents who give of their time and energy to assist at all the school functions, tuck shops and events also deserve such a thank you. The first term brought us the annual, much loved Father-and-Son campout as well as the Interhouse swimming gala and athletics events.
The tuck shops were well supported at all these events. Grey Junior School came to visit in May. It was a smaller contingent this year, but we welcomed them in our true, friendly Wynberg style. We are always so delighted and grateful to receive such generous donations of delicious eats from parents at these mornings. It was a busy rugby season.
Tuck shops were again well supported and thanks to everyone involved. In September a big group of excited boys gathered at Canal Walk for a movie day organised by a few of the lovely PTA moms. In September the combined campus production of Grease was a great success on all levels. PTA funds were used to buy a new popcorn machine and new tables.
Funds accumulated over the last few years were used towards the much needed refurbishment of the school hall. Bring on ! Mrs J Oldale Chairperson. In January , Wynberg Aftercare opened its doors for the first time, with just 12 boys nine Grade Rs and three Grade 1s and one staff member. We operated out of a Grade R classroom in the main school building. On completion of the Grade R building at the end of the second term, we moved into our very own Aftercare Classroom in the brand new Grade R building. Those Grade R boys of matriculated this year.
We have completed our first full circle.
We have since moved on from the Grade R building into our own building. In we have boys from Grade R to 6 at Aftercare. Four staff members attend to the needs of these boys on a daily basis. Many hugs are dished out daily, as well as sandwiches, juice and water. The highlight of was when we were selected as a pilot group to play the new Top Trumps Turbo board game.
The battle was fiercely fought with a group of six from each grade at Aftercare. The boys played each other to determine a winner in the elimination stages. These winners represented their grade in the final. Connor van Heerden in Grade 2 emerged as the champion. He received a selection of great prizes not only for himself, but for Aftercare too, from Top Trumps. All in all, was another bumper year. You truly made it a memorable one.
Mrs K Green Aftercare Manager. Infrastructure We started the year with much work being done in and around the school. One of the most noticeable areas is on our fields. As a result of the exemption from the Council received in December , the limited watering schedule has made a huge difference to the B and C fields which are once again green.
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A borehole was installed together with four JoJo water tanks, each with a 10 litre capacity. The next phase was laying the turf on the A field. This meant the A field remained out of commission for the remainder of the term to ensure the successful bedding in of the turf. Our Estate Management Team has a rolling plan for continued maintenance of and improvements to the school and grounds. We are fortunate to have the financial resources to do so on an ongoing basis. The alarm system was repaired and reprogrammed to include separate control panels for the Gym Hall, Arnold Lorie Hall and the Music Block.
During the heavy storm in early June, we were very fortunate that no major damage was done relative to other schools. All the affected areas were quickly made safe and repairs were expedited where possible. The Computer Room, the Music. Block and some Foundation Phase classrooms were repainted and had new blinds fitted.
Shelves were installed in some classrooms, the Art room as well as the printing and stationery office. From a safety and security aspect, razor wire was erected at the end of Cavan Close, new fencing was erected at Grade R and the current alarm system was refurbished. In preparation to ensure the school is compliant with the Health and Safety Act, first aid stations were updated. During the September holidays some dedicated parents and teachers made a fantastic start at improving our Foundation Phase Quad.
Our goal is to create a stimulating, fun area for our boys to learn through play. To date, we have painted a block square, hopscotch court and a giant twister. The estate team work tirelessly with the dayto-day cleaning and maintenance over and above small projects done during the term.
Larger projects are undertaken during the holidays to minimise disruption to learners and staff. The renovation of the hall began just as the school year ended. We look forward to new flooring and seating in the hall next year. Outstanding Academic Achievement, 1st in the grade for English, 1st in the grade for Mathematics, 1st in the grade for Natural Sciences and Technology, Academic Top 10, Merit award for percussion.
Donated by our Afritwin school, The Dingle, in England. Awarded to a Grade 6 boy who has been voted for by his peers for helpfulness, support, kindness, trustworthiness and for being a good example to others Maahir Israel. De Stadler Trophy Awarded to the boy who displays creativity and excellent drawing skills Tanweer Chicktay. Epworth Floating Trophy Awarded for service to music at the school. Excelling as a member in various school ensembles Anthony van Eyssen. The Brother of the Week is a learner who displays the true characteristics of a Wynberg boy.
This award is not for sporting or cultural excellence, but rather for good deeds. The school was so inspired by the selflessness of its pupils that it sought to acknowledge their deeds. We reward helpfulness and kindness, voluntarily. We have had instances of boys giving their lunch to or buying lunch for learners who had either forgotten their lunch at home or had not been given any. We have antibullying campaigners. We hope to develop this relationship further over the years to come. No small deed should go unnoticed. It is our hope to foster a true sense of community and service in our boys, and that this means some sacrifice on our part for the benefit and in service of others in our community.
Mr G Jordan. Grade R The school year started with many enthusiastic little boys looking very smart in their new school uniforms. The boys settled into their new routine very quickly and soon the tears were a thing of the past. We began class swimming almost immediately. Happily many of our boys were already confident swimmers. We followed the SwimSmart programme. The boys enjoyed learning the various strokes as well as taking what they learnt from the land-based programme and executing it in the water. Some of our more confident swimmers had the opportunity to take part in our annual WBJS Interhouse swimming gala.
Our first outing of the year was to the Hout Bay Museum. We learnt about various sea creatures, limpids and some history of the area. This was followed by a walk down to the rock pools where the boys had great fun searching for the objects they had learnt about. At the Interhouse athletics day, all the boys participated in a flat and fun race whilst being cheered on by their parents and grandparents. They earned valuable points for their respective houses and looked very smart, dressed in their house colours. At the end of the term, we had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny who hid a chocolate treat for each boy in our garden.
The boys enjoyed hunting for their treats. In the second term we visited Rosen Castle and the boys enjoyed learning how to work in Checkers, open an account at Capitec Bank, baking in the MasterChef kitchen and working at an Animal Hospital. Moms and Dads were welcomed with songs and poems. Needless to say, the boys loved having their Moms and Dads in their space for the morning and the parents were very thankful for the time they could spend with their sons.
Our boys became Wynberg Water Warriors as we took part in a drive to revive our dying grass on our sports field as a result of the drought. We thank our parents for being so diligent in sending in grey water during this drive. Our learning environment was given a boost as each class received a projector and whiteboard.
This has brought an exciting new dimension to learning in Grade R. The boys were also exposed to coding, as we purchased our own set of BeeBots for the boys to use. This term was a very cold term and the boys enjoyed the hot chocolate sales every week. We ended the term with a Crazy Hat day. The third term was a very busy term. We welcomed a new learnership student, Miss Lassen, to the Green Class and the boys warmed to her very quickly. Our outing was to the Planetarium and Museum.
Here the boys got to learn more about the solar system. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed our snack in the beautiful Company Garden. That week was also Heritage Week, and the Company Garden was buzzing with different learners and tourists from all walks of life. The boys had another opportunity to earn points for their houses this term, as they took part in the Interhouse cross country race.
The race was very long, but we were very proud of our boys as they all tried their best and finished the race.
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During Book Week we were treated to stories told by a well-known author. We also dressed up as our favourite book character and it was wonderful to see the variety and creativity displayed. Book prizes were won by the best dressed boys. Another treat during that week was when our Grade 7 brothers came to read stories to us.
The boys enjoyed playing games and buying treats from the various stalls. Recycling was a big theme during this term. Our school was visited by Ronnie who highlighted the importance of recycling. Each boy received a green Ronnie bag they used to bring various of items for recycling to school. The matriculants, called the Wynberg Originals, were also a part of the treeplanting ceremony.
Afterwards they spent some time with their younger brothers in the Grade R playground, reminiscing about their time there. The highlight of the morning was when the Originals, together with the Grade R group, sang the school song. This was truly a goosebump moment. During the fourth term we had an opportunity to meet our prospective Grade 1 teachers on Orientation day. The recycling theme was highlighted once again, and our school and classrooms received brand new colourcoded recycling bins.
This caused great excitement and our Grade R boys enthusiastically supported this initiative. We had a Halloween dress-up day and the boys once again amazed us with their scary costumes. The boys had lots of fun bobbing for apples and trying to eat donuts hanging from a string without using their hands.
Class swimming resumed and this time the boys were much more confident in the water.
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Our outing this term proved to be the most popular as we visited the Imhoff Reptile Park and Animal Farm. Here the boys learnt all about various reptiles and what to do when they encountered a snake. Those brave enough were able to handle some of the creatures as well as have a photo taken. The boys also got to feed the animals and handle the rabbits. Everyone had great fun. Our last outing for the term was to the Maynardville Park where we were joined by many parents.
We enjoyed walking to the park. We ended off the year with our class party. The boys came to school dressed in their pyjamas and we watched a movie. Throughout the year boys had the opportunity to donate a book or two on their birthday and this has seen our Grade R library grow. We thank all those boys who so kindly donated a book. Our ice cream, hot chocolate and bakerman sales were very well supported, as a result we were able to purchase various games, puzzles and other educational equipment.
We would like to extend a very big thank you to all our parents and grandparents who have helped with outings, donations for bakerman, recycling as well as assisting and supporting us with various fundraising and service activities throughout the year. Your support and efforts have been invaluable and it has made a happy year for our boys. Mrs M-L Townsend. My Favourite Book My favourite book is Dalmations. In the story there are 2 dogs a girl and a boy.
Then the girl dog got babys. This book is my favourite because I like dogs. I dressed up as a dalmation and I wore a white shirt and white pants and I painted myself. This is not my favourite character my mom told me the idea. It is about a boy that can fly. Captain Hook tries to kill he because he can fly.
I dressed up as Peter Pan from the book. I wore Peter Pan because it is a story. It is about a girl called Dorothy. Her house blew away so she followed the yellow brick road to oz. But on her way she found some friends what needed some stuff to. I dressed up as tin man who needed a haert from the book. I used tin for tin man to dress up. Yaseen Parker 1B. My favourite book is Dracula. Dracula once was a human then a vampire bit him. Then he be can a vampire. I like Dracula becos I luk vampires. I poot on a cap and I poot on my mums mocup make-up.
Adam Engel 1B. When I grow up… When I grow up I want to be a astronaut becars I like to learn about planits becars I dreem about being a astronaut on the moon. Astronauts needs a halmit and a rocit. A scientist cures problems like a disease. It nids chemicals toobs microscope.
I like Math. A dep sea diver divs in the sea. A dep sea diver needs a oxygen tank to breath under the water. I want to be a dep sea diver because I like swimming. A scientist dus experiments like chemical reaction. He has a tube and a microscope and a lab friend. He havez a cow and hee haves a horse and a farmer.
Blayne Solomoms 1B. When I grow up I want to be a golfer. I wunt to play on the PGA tour. I play golf on the PGA tour. They have golf clubs. I like to play golf it is my favourite spoots sport. Traigh Pathon 1B. My Pet Dinosaur My pet dinosaur is big. He has spikes. He has a circle in his body. He is twenty years old. His name is Yaseen. He is a Brontosaurus. He lives in my tree and sleeps in my tree. He eats dog food and meat. I care for it by throwing its ball. I play monopoly with it. It can run fast. Cole Breytenbach 1B My pet dinosaur is a dooblydoodus. It sleeps in the backyard.
It eats leefs. I love it so much. We play x-box. He has a long neck. Tameem Zemanay 1B. Doom has a big hon horn on his back. Doom lives underground. I play kricit with him. A interesting fact about him is that he has a funi tayl. Max du Plooy 1B My dinosaur is a Pteradactyl. It is blue and pink and its name is Zara. It lives at my hawse inside a kaje. It eets fish. I ker for it bath. It has a big hart. Jesse Anderson 1B. My favourite animal is a lion. Ethan Owen-Collett 1C My favourite animal is a cheetah.
It has black spots and it is yellow. It is cool. Zishan Rahil 1C Rhinos can charge predators. Thay have four Legs. Rhinos have 1 tail. Rhinos doth bath in mud. They live in the wild. Connor Kruger 1C I like a tiger because it eats meat and the colour is black and orange. And it has four legs and it has a tail and it has fur. Ruben Johnson 1C. My favourite toy My favoutite toy is my car. I love this toy because it can drive. I like it. My brother gave it to me. Imaad Croy 1C. Justin Schoeman 3A. He wakes me up happily, He makes me delicious breakfast magically, He drives me to school fast like a Bugatti, He works at the ANC proudly, He listens to my jazzy music cheerfully, He plays soccer with me competitively, He snoozes on his bed amusingly, He watches television with me crazily, He tucks me into bed slowly and He hugs me beautifully.
Yise Mgunculu 3A He runs out of his cosy bed excitedly, He wakes my brother and I up loudly, He make my delicious breakfast magically, He drives me to school quickly, He works determinedly, He listens to my orals supportively, He plays cricket with me playfully, He snores noisily like a grumpy gorilla, He washes all of my clothes selflessly, He tucks me into my cosy bed tightly and He hugs me like a hugging monster lovingly. Dean Scharffenorth 3A. She went A scared Sophie screamed as she was snatched from her colourful, fluffy bed and whisked out of the rainbow window.
Deen Haroun 3A. A brave Theseus stepped cautiously into the gigantic, narrow labyrinth and went… through the ancient, creaking door as quietly as a mouse, under the vicious, hungry bats carefully, past the slimy, staring snakes quietly, along the vicious skeletons that were as stinky as a dump, across the hungry, evil spiders bravely, around the long, narrow passages quickly, amongst the noisy, tormenting phantoms nervously like a vibrating earthquake, beneath the scary, monstrous rats silently, until he came face to face with this dirty, disgusting, horrible Minotaur.
Timothy Belcher 3A A brave Theseus stepped nervously into the narrow, gloomy labyrinth and went… through huge cobwebs fearfully, around extremely hungry spiders quickly, down dirty rat holes reluctantly, along noisy, unfair phantoms annoyedly, past dangerous skeletons as quickly as a scared cheetah, between humongous deadly snakes and violent rats cautiously, in front of crazy vampires with bloody teeth running rapidly, beside creepy, narrow corridors, around colossal ghosts chasing after you uneasily, amongst horrid, nasty ghosts escaping frighteningly, until finally he came face to face with the brutal, ugly Minotaur.
Daniel Mohamed 3A. His thin, big body was as tall as the Eiffel Tower. Anyone who had the chance to meet him would immediately notice his wrinkly, pale face which looked just like an old tortoise. He had shiny eyes, brown teeth and always carried a big, gold trumpet. Faraway from planet Earth in an unknown era was where this giant lived. Across the huge oceans, high above the humongous forests, beneath a dark mountain was an unpleasant wasteland. This forgotten landscape was filled with dead plants, rotten trees and broken rocks. Inside his small cave there were shelves filled with crazy dreams.
Unlike all the other nasty, aggressive, mean giants, the BFG ate disgusting snozzcumbers that looked just like cucumbers. He behaved like a gentleman and he was humble. He was scared of the other giants and he was forced to eat snozzcumbers because he refused to eat humans.
The BFG was lonely and he had no one with him. He was all by himself in his small, dark cave.
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The BFG always spoke in his own crazy language. I think he was going to get hurt. Andile van Kets 3A. His extremely thin body was as tall as Table Mountain. Anyone who had the chance to meet him would immediately notice his huge, pale, wrinkly face, which looked just like an old rotten cabbage. His gigantic eyes were as round as a giant yoga ball. His huge nose, friendly smile and his giant hands were so weird for a giant because I thought giants were scary. He always had this weird thin trumpet and this giant picnic basket with him. Faraway from planet Earth, in an unknown universe was where this mysterious giant lived.
Across filthy oceans, high above green forests, beneath a huge mountain was a dried wasteland. This forgotten landscape was filled with nothing but rocks, just dried old rocks. It looked like a desert but with no sand. The cave looked huge, to be honest I thought he lived in Mount Everest. Inside the cave there were hundreds of shelves full of jars of light. Unlike the other nasty giants, who spent their nights loudly gobbling up innocent human beings, the BFG ate vegetables. He was forced to eat disgusting, juicy snozzcumbers. A snozzcumber looked like an old, rotten, giant, black and white cucumber.
The BFG flew peacefully like a magnificent eagle, had a booming voice and liked to speak in a muddled, hilarious language. Every day the BFG told silly, funny jokes. Even though he was a giant from the terrifying giant country the BFG was kind, joyful, generous and giving. Although the BFG was lonely and happy to finally have Sophie as a caring friend he was frightened the hungry mean giants would eat her.
What should he do? All he knew was he had to think of a plan and fast. Yahya van der Fort 3A. He was as tall as the magnificent Table Mountain. Whoever saw him would immediately notice his dark, shiny red eyes. His nose was so sharp and pointy it looked like a dagger. His smooth, black, scary face camouflaged into the darkness. The ears were sharp and chipped. Inside his disgusting mouth was a whole lot of bloody teeth. His bloody hands had very sharp claws and he always. This beast always had on a dark, black coat and brown, broken shoes.
Faraway in a mysterious land was where this beast lived. To get there you had to go through rough and tough waves. Then through a black, dead, scary forest. Next over a huge, unstable mountain and into a dark, dead wasteland. Not far underground in his cave were a lot of jars. In the jars were human hearts.
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This giant feared nothing, but there was one thing he hated and it was humans. He ate them. He started to realise he was becoming too scary, slept too much, ate too much but what could he do? Well, even though he realised it he never changed one bit. Aiden Reynolds 3A. He was as tall as a one storey house and his beard went past his ginormous middle.
The only thing you could see in his as-big-as-a-watermelon head, apart from a jungle of matted, black hair which resembled a coconut , was his black, beetle eyes. The thing you would notice the most was his hands, which were as big as dustbin lids. Far below the centre of the Earth was a strange, cold dimension. In the very centre of this weird place was a huge mountain with a light blue glow that hung around it. In the very middle of it there was a gaping black hole like a cross between a cave and the night sky - like a portal.
Once you were inside the treehouse you would see the creatures pet bloodhound, which was usually sleeping in a cosy corner, like a beanbag. Unlike all the other monsters in the mountain wood, the HHG as it was known ate disgusting snozzwoozels and yucky frobcruters. Every night the HHG would go to the real world and retrieve our weather and every day he would go back to this home and release the winds and storms. And if he tried to make friends with somebody, as soon as he told them he made weather, they would run away.
He would have to live a sad life with his pet or give away his weather job to somebody else. Who would he give it to? He was scared that humans would take him from his home and lock him away forever. All he knew about humans was that they were smarter than him and that he needed an awesome plan before it was too late. Arthur le Roux 3A. He had gigantic eyes, which he used to see you closely. In his right hand he carefully carried a quiet, thin bubble trumpet, which he used to give children dreams.
He also carried a splash gun to scare the other mean giants. This unusually large person lived in an underground house. He said he lived underground because he was scared of the other giants. Inside the underground house were shelves stacked from top to bottom with these bubbles that had colourful little dots inside, which were actually dreams and the MDB delivered all the really good ones.
The MDB went around at night blowing dreams to the children of the world. The MDB just clicked his enormous fingers and he would be where he wanted to. Sure the MDB sounds so cool, but he had his problems! He was so worried about everything like: what if he ran out of water in his splash gun then the mean giants could hurt him. He had to get so many dreams and deliver them all! He was so, so, so very poor - he had nothing.
What is the MDB going to do? Jessie Theys 3A. Whenever you saw him, his golden eye would shine right in your face. He had super strong metal hair that could break through walls. His arms were full of stitches. He had legs as tall as Mount Everest and he had very fat, oily cheeks. His nails always cracked up. He had such a shiny body, it would reflect like a mirror. He had such a sweaty body that it would flood the house. The giant lived in the valley.