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【絵本】Town & Country / Alice and Martin Provensen
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街の生活と村の生活が紹介されます。
街の生活の方がページ数も書き込まれている内容も多いですが、
村の生活の方が素敵そうです。

There are many places to live in the world.
You might live in a tent in the desert,
or in a bamboo hut on a South Sea island.
You could even live in an igloo on an iceberg.
But most people who live in the Western world live
in a town or in a house in the country.

igloo : イグルー (氷雪のかたまりで造るイヌイットの冬の住居)

 1.A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
 2.(zoology) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal,
 over its breathing hole in the sea ice.



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【絵本】White Snow, Bright Snow / Alvin Tresselt
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Softly, gently in the secret night,
Down from North come the quiet white.
Drifting, sifting, silent flight,
Softly, gently in the secret night.


子供達は喜び、
大人たちpostman, farmer, policeman and his wifeは雪に備えます。
policemanがちょっと情けない感じ^^

The CALDECOTT MEDAL受賞作。

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イタリアの物理学者、天文学者、哲学者、
ガリレオ・ガリレイ(Galileo Galilei)の伝記。

Galileo was torn. He himself was a faithful Catholic who honored church teachings. Yet his own eyes pointed him to a different truth. This truth would put his life at stake.

p5
at stake 賭けられて、危うくなって、問題となって

Songwriters were supposed to follow strict rules for composing. But Vincenzio questioned the rules. He even added notes to the scale!

p14
scale 音階,ドレミファ.
Vincenzio 音楽家だったガリレオの父

He mocked the robes in a long, funny poem. University officials weren't laughing, though. They docked Galileo's pay!

p30
dock 減らす

Later Marina married another man, but that was after Galileo had moved away from Padua. All her life, she stayed strong friends with Galileo.

p43
3人の子供がいたとのこと

How then did Copernicus escape getting into the deep trouble that befell Galileo later on? By not allowing his idea to be published until 1543, when he lay on his deathbed! Copernicus wrote, "The scorn which I had to fear on account of the newness and absurdity of my opinion almost prove me to abandon a work already undertaken."

p67
absurdity 不条理、道理に反すること

He said (correctly) there were dark spots on the sun, called sunspots. And bodies in water either floated or sank because of density, not size. (Correct again.) But what kept upsetting people the most was his idea that Earth did not stand at the center of the universe.

p71

In 1613 he decided to place his two daughters in a convent. Virginia, age thirteen, and Livia, age twelve, would stay in the convent for the rest of their lives. Both girls became nuns when they turned sixteen.

p71
convent (女子の)修道会、(女子の)修道院男子の修道院は monastery

Yet a great many women of the time chose the convent. There they received an education as well as the respect of Catholics.
Like all nuns, Maria Celeste spent her days in prayer, hard work, sacrifice, and study. She never went outside the convent walls. Musical like her grandfather, she directed the choir and played the organ.

p75
“She never went outside the convent walls.”!!!
きびしいですね!

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天才で人格者だったアルファベット点字の開発者ルイ・ブライユLouis brailleの伝記。
主に盲学校での生活が描かれています。

中学校の英語の教科書にも取り上げられたりしている方ですね。

brailleは英語で点字の意味。
write in Braille 点字で書く.
発音[bréɪl]が難しいです。

それにしても、学校、というか組織は
素晴らしい指導者と、
絶大な権力を持つ最悪な指導者が
ほぼ交互に現れるのですかね。。。

Louis worked for three years on his reading and writing code. By the time he was fifteen, he had figured it out.

p3
15歳で点字を作り上げたのですね!

Today, almost two hundred years later, the whole world still uses this same system called braille. The blind have been forever grateful to Louis Braille, an unselfish, determined young man.
There is a marble plaque in honor of Louis Braille at the family home in Coupvray, France.
It says
IN THIS HOUSE
ON JANUARY 4 1809 WAS BORN
LOUSE BRAILLE
INVENTOR OF THE SYSTEM OF
WRITING IN RAISED DOTS FOR USE
BY THE BLIND.
HE OPENED THE DOORS OF
KNOWLEDGE TO ALL THOSE
WHO CANNOT SEE.

p4
Braille[bréɪl] フランス語読みではブライユだが、英語読みではブレイル

It was called the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. It all of France, it was the only school for bind children. It had been the first of its kind in the world.

p23
世界で初めてフランスに作られたのですね。

Every morning the boys went to classrooms to start their fifteen-hour day. They studied grammar, arithmetic, history, Greek, Latin, Spanish, algebra, and geography. Learning means relying on their memories. Louis soon became one of the best students in his class.

p34
15時間!これらの勉強を耳で!

This meant that Louis only had to hear a piece to be able to play it. He played not only the cello but also the piano and later the organ.
Louis joined the school orchestra and the chorus. He played and sang as much as he could. Music would be a part of Louis's life for as long as he lived.

p39

Louis kept talking over his ideas with his friends. It took three years before he had a "eureka" moment. He was fifteen. He thought that he should try using cells with only six dots.
Then only one finger would be needed to read the dots. And instead of cells for sounds, his cells would stand for the letters of the alphabet.

p59

By 1842 they had made the first writing machine for the blind. It was called a raphigraphe. Now the blind could write much faster, and it was easy to use. Although Foucault designed the machine itself, he gave credit to Louis for the idea: "My new machine is nothing but the continuation of his discovery."
Louis and Pierre were ahead of their time. It wasn't until 1867 that the first workable typewtiter was produced.

p84
タイプライターに先んじること25年!

raphigraphe ラフィグラフ

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雨が降る寒いパリから
はるばるアルプスを越え南へ南へ。

マドレーヌ達は春のローマを訪れます。

Across the Alps the pace was slow;
The mountains still were packed with snow.
But the far and father south they traveled
The more that winter came unraveled.
Although it's dreary back at home,
The time has come for...


SPRING IN ROME!


マドレーヌたちがフォロ・ロマーノで写真を撮ろうとすると
女の子にカメラを盗まれてしまいます。

すかさず追いかけるマドレーヌ。
どうなるマドレーヌ♪

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【絵本】Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? ・ On Beyond Zebra! / Dr. Seuss
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Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do!
He can go like a cow.
He can go Moo Moo
Mr. Brown can do it.
How about you?


ブラウン氏が色々な鳴き声、音などを紹介してくれます。


MOO MOO
BUZZ BUZZ
POP POP POP
EEK EEK
HOO HOO
KLOPP KLOPP KLOPP


などなど。

外国の方って擬音語が上手な方が多い気がします。

Let's give it a try.


On Beyond Zebra! (Classic Seuss)
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AはApe(類人猿)のA、Hは Hare(野ウサギ)のH
と覚えていっている友達の前に

“The A is for Ape. And H is for Hare.
“The M is for Mouse. And the R is for Rat.
“I know all the twenty-six letters like that…

Zを越えた世界がこんなにあるんだよ!


You’ll be of surprised what there is to be found
Once you go beyond Z and start poking around!

と架空文字と奇妙な動物達が次々と現れます。

ひぃぃーヒエロニムス・ボスの絵画のようでした。Orz
怖すぎです。。。根性で最後まで読みましたが・・・。
ボスの『快楽の園』はちょっと、という方にはお薦めしません・・・。
色々な文字に興味のある方にはいいのかも・・・。



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lickってなめる、だと思って、なんでなめるんだ?と読んでいたのですが、
1. ~をなめる
2. 〔敵を〕打ち負かす、やっつける
って意味もあるんですね。

なるほど。。

「今日は30匹の虎をやっつけるぞ!」

I can lick thirty tiger today!


30匹の虎、どどどどど、とやってくる。
「えーと、そこのたてがみがカールしている君。
君は向こうに行きなさい。」
「今日は29匹の虎をやっつけるぞ!」

Well…
Maybe twenty-nine.
You!
Down there!
With the curly hair.
Will you please step out of the line.
I can lick twenty-nine tigers today…


言い訳の英語が学べます。(ほんと?)


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Left foot
Left foot
Right foot
Right

Feet in the morning
Feet at night
Left foot
Left foot
Left foot
Right


確かにリズムを付けて音読すると楽しいかも。

Dr.Suess氏の本は絵が強烈なので、
好みが分かれそうですが(私はちょっと苦手(^_^;)
音読したりオーディオブックを手に入れて
シャドーイングをすると楽しさ倍増みたいです。



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【絵本】THE CAT IN THE HAT ・ Green Eggs and Ham / Dr. Seuss
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THE CAT IN THE HAT

言葉遊びで有名なDr. Seussの本。
子供向けの伝記本、Who's whoシリーズでも
取り上げられていたので読んでみました。

雨の日に妹と留守番をしていた僕のもとに、
不思議な猫が訪ねてきます。

"I know it is wet.
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funney!"

雨が降ってる。
太陽は隠れている。
だけど僕らは知っている、
楽しい事は沢山あるさ。

"Look at me!
Look at me now!" said the cat.
"With a cup and a cake
On the top of my hat!
I can hold up TWO books!
I can hold up the fish!
And a little toy ship!
And some milk on a dish!
And look!
I can hop up and down on the ball!
But that is not all!
Oh, no.
That is not all....


見てごらん!見てごらん!

帽子の上にカップとケーキ、
本が2冊に、
魚が一匹、
おもちゃの船に、
ミルクのコップ、

見てごらん!見てごらん!

ボールの上で飛んだりはねたり、
まだまだまだまだ、

Thing One, Thing Two
も飛び出してきてどんどんカオスが
広がっていきます。。。。


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"Do you like green eggs and ham?"


緑の卵とハムは好き?

"I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham."


もちろん嫌いさ、サム君。

断っても断っても勧められる
Green Eggs and Ham

"Would you like them
here or there?"


さてどうなるのでしょうか。





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びっくり~。
三匹の子豚、メタ版?

I think...
Someone's out there.
とかまで言われちゃいます。

猫とドラゴン付き。

コールデコット賞受賞作。



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David Wiesner氏の本としては、
わりに正当な?絵本。

兄弟、家族で過ごすハリケーンの夜。
嵐が去った翌朝、庭に残されていたのは・・・。

リアルなイラストで描かれる現実と空想の世界。

猫のHannibalもいい感じです。


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イギリスの物理学者で数学者で自然哲学者、
アイザック・ニュートンIsaac Newtonの
伝記。

なかなか容赦なく書かれた人物像が
興味深かったです。

He was jealous and unfriendly, and he lost his temper easily. He wasn't very nice person, but he was one of the greatest scientific geniuses who has ever lived.

p4
子供向けの伝記でこう書かれるなんて
よっぽどだったんですかねw

No one thought the sickly baby would live, but he did. His father, also named Isaac, had died three months before his son's birth. He had been a well-off farmer, but he couldn't read or write --- not even enough to sign his name.

p6
well-off 裕福な
天才ってときどき突然生まれるものなのですね。

Starting in a bakery, it burned for three days. Most people managed to escape, but 80 percent of the buildings in London were ruined. Although no one knew it, the plague was carried by rats and fleas. By destroyed all the filthy old buildings where the rats lived, the fire may have helped end the plague.

p42
1666年のロンドン大火 Great Fire of London

Newton was often so busy thinking that he would forget whether or not he had eaten. The rumor at Cambridge was that his cat got fat from the meals Newton left sitting on his table. He slept only a few hours a night and often not in his bed.

p55
猫ww

The Royal Society thought the best way to advance knowledge was to discuss ideas, so each man could build on --- or knock down --- what the others were thinking. Their motto was Nullius in verba, which means roughly, "Don't take anyone's word for it."

p59
議論することが進歩させる一番の方法で、モットーは「そのまま信じるな」なんですね。

Clubs like the Royal Society were springing up all over in Newton's time. This period is often called the Age of Enlightenment. Enlightenment means learning the kind of important knowledge that changes the way people think. The great scholars of the time believed in working together. They wanted to deal with issues of all kinds using reason, logic, and observation --- not superstition or religion.

p59
enlightenment 悟り、(18 世紀のヨーロッパ、特にフランスでの主義的)啓蒙運動

Newton spent even more time and energy on alchemy than he did on ordinary science. His servant reported that Newton often sat up all night in his private lab at Cambridge, bent over a roaring fire, working on mysterious experiments.

p69

After Newton died, the Royal Society discovered he had written over a million words about alchemy. They were so embarrassed by this that they marked the papers "not fit to be printed." Newton's writings about alchemy were not published until 2004.

p70
そんな最近まで。

Newton also created his three laws of motion. He had learned the first law from Galileo. It says that if something is moving, it will keep moving until something makes it stop. If something is sitting still, it won't move until some force makes it move.
The second law shows how much force is needed to make something move or stop moving.
The final law says that, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." This means that every time you push on something, it pushes back just as strongly, but in the opposite direction.

p80

For years, counterfeiters had been clipping bits of silver off the edges of coins to make new coins. By Newton's time, much of England's money was worth less than it was supposed to be. The government had to do something. They decided on the Great Recoinage of 1696.
The Mint collected all the clipped coins and remade them into a new form of coin. These coins had ridged edges, so they were harder to fake. Newton oversaw the whole thing. He did such a good job that in 1699 he was promoted to Master of the Mint. He stayed in this position for almost thirty years, until he died.

p88
コインにギザギザがついているのは偽造されにくいためなのですね。
死ぬまで30年もそんな仕事についていたとは。

Great_Recoinage_of_1696
counterfeiter 贋造者

Once the Great Recoinage was done, Newton turned his attention to catching counterfeiters.
He made himself into a kind of detective with a network of spies and informers. His greatest triumph was the capture of the clever counterfeiter named Chaloner. Newton pursued him for years and finally succeeded in having him executed.

p89
執念深い。

For the next two hundred years, almost all physics had its roots in his ideas. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century did another great genius --- Albert Einstein --- discover the limits of Newton's discoveries. In day-to-day life, however, people rarely have to deal with situations where Newton's physics doesn't make sense. It's still the way we understand the world.

p100

Whether we are riding a bicycle, catching a baseball, or dropping an apple, most of us most think of movement in terms we learned from that strange, bad-tempered, brilliant loner Isaac Newton.

p101
うーん、最後まで結構ディスってますねw

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