Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Ten Things Tuesday

Rebecca's Ten Things Tuesday is "Ten literary characters I'd have over for dinner". Wow, this is a hard list...either you list all your favorite literary characters, or you struggle to find who's in the top ten! Well, here goes...

Lord Peter Wimsey

Jeeves

Mr. Knightly from Emma

Father Brown

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy

Ginger Kemp and Sally from The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse

Tock from The Phantom Tollbooth

Lord Emsworth

A mish-mash of characters that in real life would probably not get along at a dinner party! :p Although...excepting Tock, they're all British. Hmm...

Link or write your list in the comments if you want to.

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Ginger and Sally almost made it into mine! And I love that Tock.

mandolinartist said...

How is the Phantom Tollbooth? It is on my AIG reading list as possibilities to use with students, but I have not yet read it. We are just beginning Summer of the Monkeys.

mandolinartist said...

Book Characters to Have Over for Dinner...

-The guy in the book Oh the Places You will Go
-Sam from My Side of the Mountain
-Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
-Charlie (the one with the chocolate factory)
-Fudge (from the Judy Blume Books)
-Huck Finn
-Tom Sawyer
-Jack (From the Jack Tales)
-Dorothy (from Kansas)
-Matilda

We would probably have a cookout.

We may also invite Charlotte, (who spun words in the web,) or even her friend Wilbur, the pig, not to eat but just to play...

Natalie said...

I take it you'd be having things like beef hotdogs, and hamburgers, and fried chicken at the cookout...not Carolina barbecue! :D

The Phantom Tollbooth is really, really good, but I'm not sure if kids the age you're teaching would really get it or not...what grade do you teach?...I've forgotten!

abigail said...

I'd invite the whole fellowship of the ring. That's nine... mmm... I'd invite Faramir too.

Ana said...

Haha, that's funny, how interesting.

mandolinartist said...

In my AIG reading classes, I teach 3-5. The Phanton Tollbooth is actually on the AIG reading list, maybe 4th or 5th grade. (It may be a middle school book, but AIG, (academically and intellectually gifted students,) usually read books above grade level.)

I also teach art K-5.

Futuristics said...

NICE Blog :)

Mrs. Darling said...

I followed you here from Beths blog, curious to see who would be at your dinner party. Love it!

Natalie said...

Hi, thanks for checking out my blog! :)

Mandolinartist, the kids would probably get it for the most part then...the cool thing about it is that there all little phrases that adults would pick up on, and kids would just take literally. :)