October 6th, 2013
The author has won First Prize with his novel “Habib fil-Bzonn” in the 2012-3 competition organized by Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb for literature aimed for young adults. The prize consisted of an Mdina glass trophy, €1,000 and the publication of the novel at the beginning of next year.
August 2nd, 2013
Opera is one of the most popular elements of the Western classical music tradition. It is an art form which incorporates many of the components of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes, and sometimes even dance. The performance is typically given in an opera house, very often accompanied by an orchestra.
In this book we have twenty operas which were and still are popular in Malta and Gozo from the time they started being held in our theatres till the present time. Almost all are sentimental or tragic lyrical operas. Here we find interesting details about each opera and its composer, as well as a summary of the story and a photo. But we must keep in mind that the beauty of operas is greatly appreciated when acted on the stage enhanced by beautiful music.
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November 6th, 2012
Ziemel tal-Gwerra is a children’s novel translated into Maltese by Tony C. Cutajar from the original War Horse written by Michael Morpurgo. The story recounts the experiences of Joey, a horse purchased by the Army for service in World War I France and the attempts of young Albert, his previous owner, to bring him safely home. It formed the basis of both an award winning play (2007) and an acclaimed film (2011). Reviews describe the novel as a book that touches the heart and mind, full of humanity and heroism, an incredible power of friendship, courage and loyalty in time of conflict.
February 26th, 2012
This is a series of six books fuq children in the last years of the Primary School that can be used as part of their social study. Each book visits six or seven towns or villages in the Maltese Islands and can be considered as the history of Malta written in a different way which appeals to these children. Thus they meet in a personal and practical way with our historical and cultural heritage and feel part of our beautiful environment.
December 27th, 2011
A boat on the way to Malta from Libya overturns and a number of people drown. A baby is saved and is brought up by a Maltese family as her parents were among those that lose their life at sea.
At school a boy from Eritrea is not always made welcome because of his skin colour. Another boy misbehaves as a reaction for what he feels inside him. He and his mother have had very bad experiences.
These two boys and their class take part in a very keen competition with another class of girls. Who will win? Will it be the boys or the girls?
November 7th, 2011
A new set of interesting books for children between 7 and 11 years has been published by the children’s author Tony C. Cutajar on the occasion of the 2011 Book Fair. The themes treated are full of general knowledge and they offer a hoard of ideas for compositions. They are written in a pleasant readable style with words and idioms purposely chosen for this age group.
All six books are profusely illustrated with full colour drawings by Davida Flores. The titles in this set are: Festi matul is-Sena, Il-Hbieb taghna l-Annimali, Id-Dinja tal-Isports, Hrejjef Sbieh, Jaghtuna Servizz and Pajjizi barra minn Malta.
This new set of books would make an ideal Christmas present to encourage children to write good Maltese.
July 14th, 2011
This new book is not meant for children or for those who are too sensitive where cruelty and torture are concerned. This is an account of human tragedy during the ugliest period of man`s history in the last hundred years. The author, Tony C. Cutajar, who has written a number of books specifically for young adults, is presenting this work for the first time in the Maltese language so that today`s young people are made aware and will never forget what millions of innocent people went through. We call it the holocaust, at the Nuremburg trial it was referred to as genocide while Winston Churchill called it the crime that has no name. As he said in his dedication, the author produced this book â€œto ensure that these horrific experiences that did great harm to humanity will never happen again.â€
May 10th, 2011
This book is about some of the greatest people who made history. Each one of them somehow made a name which is still famous. But in these short stories about their life I refer mostly about the time when they were still young. Why? Because the author wants to show that they were children and youths like you and, in spite of the difficulties they met with in life, they managed to make a success of their life and their talents. They did not give up but carried on regardless of hindrances and discouragement. Some of them died young, yet they are still famous. Among them we find Alexander the Great who died at 33, and Joan of Arc who was burnt alive before reaching the age of 20. In their short life, they succeeded to reach the highest achievement that many others reached much later in life.
You can buy this book online in print or eBook format. Please click the image on the right.
September 9th, 2010
This story by the well-known author Tony C. Cutajar is based on the biography of Damien the Leper written by the Hollywood film director John Farrow, father of the actress and singer Mia Farrow. The great adventure of this priest began quietly well over a century ago. Since then his remarkable story has become legend throughout the world.
Young Joseph de Veuster left his secure life in Belgium, thrusting aside all thoughts of personal danger, to spend the rest of his days ad Father Damien, comforting the sick and the dying. Though virtually entombed among the living dead of a leper colony on the island of Molokai, Damien managed to find beauty and enchantment in the lush surroundings. His extraordinary journey of the spirit comes to life in this splendid biography which has become a classic over the years and is sure to endure as long as people thrill to deeds of valour and pay homage to the great spiritual truths. This unforgettable story of courage, sacrifice and devotion was vividly recalled in 2009 when Father Damien was declared a saint by the present Pope.
This book can be bought for â‚¬5 at the Catholic Institute, Floriana. It can be sent by post for an extra 50c. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Order of Charity (Malta) which, under the auspices of the Grand Priory of the Order of St. Lazarus, helps to reduce and even cure leprosy in third world countries.
October 13th, 2009
At the end of September 2009 Tony C. Cutajar published this book written mainly for children in their last years in the Primary School. It is his eighth story of the Mystery Series published by Klabb Kotba Maltin. A class of pupils are studying Maltese history in connection with the bastions, towers and other fortifications around the island. The main gate in the Cottonera bastions, known as Notre Dame Gate or Bieb is-Sultan, is associated with a very old legend which says that in the direction which the statue of the Grand Master atop the building is looking at there is a hidden treasure. It`s a mystery how nobody ever succeeded in finding this treasure. The pupils compete between themselves in trying to solve this mystery. After a lot of adventures, one of the girls manages to find it by chance and becomes a heroine overnight.