Sunday, November 05, 2006

Best Passages Contest Ends Tonight!

Just a reminder that the Best Passages in Children's and YA Books Contest ends tonight.

I'm on the road tomorrow, so it will be later in the day when I go through the drawings and announce the winners.

Meantime, get your last-minute submissions in for the most poetic, funny or memorable lines from children's books....

Most Poetic:
Far, far out to sea, land is only a memory, and empty sky touches water. Just beneath the surface is a tangle of weed and driftwood where tiny creatures cling. (One Tiny Turtle)

Most Memorable:
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. (I Capture the Castle)

Ferry Port Landing Asylum Patient List--1955

The Mad Hatter--diagnosis: schizophrenia
Chicken Little--diagnosis: panic attacks
Hansel--diagnosis: eating disorder (outpatient)
The White Rabbit--diagnosis: OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder; outpatient)
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe--diagnosis: exhaustion (outpatient)
Ichabod Crane--diagnosis: night terrors (outpatient)
Little Red Riding Hood--diagnosis: psychosis with delusions and hallucinations, homicidal tendencies

(The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child)

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