He shrugged again. “Can’t be a hero if you’re afraid of looking stupid.”
“No problem then, because I don’t want to be a hero.”
“Sure you do, Kirby. Everybody does. Down deep inside, everybody wants to be a hero.”
It was, Odd concluded, an animal with a plan. He had no plans, other than a general determination never to return to the village. And it was not every day that you got to follow a fox. So he did.
–Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
“A lady strives for perfection. What’s the point of doing anything unless you do it as well as you possibly can?”
–The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry
To say that the Baddenfield family had a checkered past is to insult innocent board games everywhere. It is also inaccurate. The lives of the Baddenfields were not checkered. If their family tree were a chessboard, the squares would all be black.
–The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
I can’t resist a story that takes place deep undersea. The strange creatures and surreal settings that exist beneath the waves range from magical and majestic to horrifying and haunting, so there’s plenty of opportunity for surprises!
Question of the Day: Where would you like to have an adventure?
He took great pleasure in teasing her; he’d decided that Bee was no name for a person, and that it must just be the first letter of her real name. So every time he came in, he addressed her by a new and awful name that started with B.
–Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler
Ali loved words, and she especially loved that words and names, like shoes, could fit.