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Bloomsbury Children's Books

  • b7741890627has quoted2 years ago
    better to do—just flit
  • Nadnadhas quoted8 months ago
    cell had been used to house old furniture in need of repair and was cluttered, but dry and relatively clean. Rather than make him wait while they emptied it completely, they'd left a few pieces behind. A cracked washtub, a rickety table, and my old bed with the broken leg weren't much, but they were more than most prisoners had.
  • Ferandom AGhas quotedlast year
    who would telephone me whenever my little children moved

    quién me llamaría por teléfono cada vez que mis hijos pequeños se mudaran

  • Ferandom AGhas quotedlast year
    I was never entirely sure how many flats there were in the house, nor how many of them were occupied.

    Nunca estuve del todo seguro de cuántos pisos había en la casa, ni cuántos de ellos estaban ocupados.

  • Irasema Diazhas quoted4 days ago
    Coraline sighed. ‘You really don’t understand, do you?’ she said. ‘I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted? Just like that, and it didn’t mean anything. What then?’
  • Carmen García Lhas quoted7 months ago
    I’d wanted to write a story for my daughters that told them something I wished I’d known when I was a boy: that being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.
  • Carmen García Lhas quoted7 months ago
    ‘It’s Coraline. Not Caroline. Coraline,’ said Coraline.
  • Carmen García Lhas quoted7 months ago
    wasn’t the kind of rain you could go out in, it was the other kind, the kind that threw itself down from the sky and splashed where it landed.
  • Carmen García Lhas quoted6 months ago
    it smelled like something very old and very slow.
  • Carmen García Lhas quoted6 months ago
    ‘Because,’ she said, ‘when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.’
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