"There's obviously a sorcerer on the loose, and I want to know what you intend to do about it!"
"Um-find him?" Charlie suggested.
"And how are you going to do that?"
"Er-look for him?" said Charlie.
"Oh, brilliant!" said Dr. Bloor sarcastically.
-Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Jenny Nimmo
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Furrtil had regained her composure by now. She attached herself to Blaggut's leg, chuckling, "Oi loik 'ee, zurr. You'm a funny vurmint."
"D'yer 'ear that, cap'n? The liddle molemaid likes me!" The searat's face was a picture of delight.
-The Bellmaker, Brian Jacques
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
"Hands up for making him walk the plank!" Her hand and Peggy's went up at once. So did Titty's. So did Roger's. John and Susan hesitated. "Oh, look here," said Nancy, "no weakening. It's far too good a plank to waste."
-Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
She looked at me for a second, then said, "Did she come right out and say, 'Your daddy is Herman E. Calloway,' Buddy?"
"Well, almost. But not in words just like that."
"Then tell me what the words were like, honey."
-Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
"How many books do you have?" asked Meggie. She had grown up among piles of books, but even she couldn't imagine there were books behind all the windows of the huge house. Elinor inspected her again, this time with unconcealed contempt.
"How many?" she repeated. "Do you think I count them like buttons or peas?"
-Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
Monday, May 02, 2011
"One day," you said to me, "I saw the sunset fourty-four times!" And a little later you added: "You know-one loves the sunset when one is so sad..."
"Were you sad, then?" I asked, "on the day of the fourty-four sunsets?"
But the little prince made no reply.
-The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry