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Famous Christmas stories – in pictograms (infographic)
Christmas is a perfect time for reading, and many families impatiently wait to spend time together telling their favorite stories.
While many Christmas stories are free to download as ebooks, not all of them are well remembered.
Unplag, a plagiarism detection platform, has created an infographic that will let you test how well you and your family know the most famous Christmas stories.
A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi, or The Polar Express are cleverly described in Unplag’s visual as sequences of pictograms.
The Unplag Team has created a list of the most popular Christmas stories ever. Can you recognize all of them and prove you are a true Christmas fan?
It’s not the first infographic from Unplag. Quite recently their team has developed the visual showing famous writers and their weird jobs before they became famous.
Click or tap on the image to see it enlarged. How many of these stories have you decoded?
Via Unplag Blog.
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About Ola Kowalczyk
As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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Our score: 8.2/10
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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“I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead” t-shirt
The t-shirt features a quote by Piotr Kowalczyk: “I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead.” The artwork is inspired by 17th century book title pages, using a classic Baskerville serif typeface.
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