Zestful Zindel, Zeitgeist Zusak
Zany Zephaniah, Zola Zenith
These are a few of my favourite Zings!
Well this is it - my last post for the A-Z Challenge. All too soon it seems to come around but once again I've thoroughly enjoyed taking part and making new friends as well as visiting the old ones :)
It seems appropriate to end with some of my favourite authors whose names begin with Z.
Paul Zindel whose book My Darling, My Hamburger was the first and only book to be read by my mother first before being allowed to read - with quite a lot of provisos before I did!
Zusak's The Book Thief read by me to my children, on holiday in France, beginning that painful passage from childhood to knowledge of people do really bad things sometimes.
Benjamin Zephaniah, whose zany poetry made my classrooms move to the rhythm of poetry and connected immediately to those that struggled and helped them want to write.
And finally to Emile Zola - whose books will be in my heart forever - reminding me of my later teenage years of summer holidays - nose in a book.
My many thanks to all those who travelled here during the Challenge and left a note. If I haven't travelled back yet I will and I will endeavour to reply to all comments left too. I hope to see/read many of you throughout the coming year :) Take care ... and live out loud!