Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Literature Quotes

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

I haven’t posted some quotes in a while and I recently came across Quotation Index to Children’s Literature.  If you haven’t explored the Children’s Department reference collection, I highly recommend it.  You never know what you will find!  Though the reference books stay here at the library, they are great for reading in one of our “blob” chairs!  Here are some lines to enjoy:

“Beatrice Quimby’s biggest problem was her little sister Ramona” (Beezus and Ramona)

 

“Then, one day, James’s mother and father went to London to do some shopping, and there a terrible thing happened.  Both of them suddenly got eaten up (in full daylight, mind you, and on a crowded street) by an enormous angry rhinoceros which had escaped from the London Zoo” (James and the Giant Peach)

 

“[Strega Nona] could cure a headache, with oil and water and a hairpin.  She made special potions for the girls who wanted husbands.  And she was very good at getting rid of warts” (Strega Nona: An Old Tale Retold)

 

“Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Harold.  I come to writing purely by chance.  My full-time occupation is dog” (Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery)

Famous First Lines

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything, except…getting a bath.”

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Famous First Lines

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line came from?  Give it a try!

“Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“They still talk about it in the Kingdom of Didd as The-Year-the-King-Got-Angry-with-the-Sky.”

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Famous First Lines

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Can you guess what children’s book this first line comes from?  Give it a try!

“Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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” ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without presents,’ grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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“My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.”

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Famous First Lines

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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“First of all, let me get something straight.  This is a JOURNAL, not a diary.”

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Famous First Lines

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.”

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Famous First Lines

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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“Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.”

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