Jonathan twirled the combination to his locker, his stomach in knots. He still didn’t feel ready to be a spy. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even feel ready to read a spy novel. And yet, he was seconds away from receiving his first mission.
It is a maddening fact of life: while you may have a plan of the absolute top-most importance, a million silly chores pop up as hurdles to your great endeavor.
-The League of Beastly Dreadfuls 2: The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
Question of the Day: Who’s your favorite redheaded character?
Every child knows the fairy tales about Kelpies: beautiful horses made of the twisting underwater plants. They lure children into the water, and then pull them down to the depths below.
–Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings
Deciding what to do for a science fair is hard. It’s hard because what you really have to do is choose what not to do. Because you could do anything. You could do millions of different things. Except you can only do one thing. So after you choose all the stuff not to do, then you look at what’s left over. And that’s what you do.
–Jake Drake, Know-It-All by Andrew Clements
Question of the Day: Did you grow up reading classic books?
They used a compass and all kinds of fancy golden gadgets to make sure they were on course, but Baldwin’s favorite method, as Anastasia would learn over the next few nights, was the stars.