Saturday, May 16, 2009

subversive children's literature

"Scalia," Sunny said. She meant something like, "It doesn't seem like the literal interpretation makes any sense," but her siblings did not think it was wise to translate.

-The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snickett, page 268


Harriet said...

Ha! I still haven't read any of those. I met the author when he was in college. Very odd fellow.

Jeanne said...

My kids read the whole series as it came out. I liked to dip in for small doses, especially the word definitions. At one point, we all had "aqaeaus martinis" (an olive in a glass of water) and there's a great photo of my pre-teens raising their martini glasses.

Jeanne said...

Also I have tagged you to write part of a silly tag-team story. If you think it would be fun. (If not, ignore it.)

(I will always remember your immortal musical version "Alchemist!" It made me think you liked to dabble in fiction writing.)

marthaberry said...

as the mother of a sexually abused/molested child, I found these stories very disturbing!

Hope you get a nice vacation away from devilspawn kitty