Vivian Vande Velde Quotes
“She sighed. Loudly. "Physical appearance is not what is important."
Yeah right. Tell that to any girl who hasn't bothered to put on a presentable shirt or fix her hair because she's only running into the grocery store to get a quart of milk for her grandmother, and who does she see tending the 7-ITEMS-OR-LESS cash register but the guy of her dreams, except she can't even say hi—much less try to develop a meaningful relationship—since she looks like the poster child for the terminally geeky.”
“Still,” I said, “I am sorry. But I was desperate to rescue my sister.”
“I understand,” the sagging dragon assured me. He explained, “I, too, had a sister, once.”
The past tense didn't escape me. “What happened to her?” I asked, feeling we were connected, two of a kind after all, sharing similar personal tragedies.
“I had to eat her,” the dragon said, “to keep her from stealing my gold.”
“After a little bit, [the wolf] heard a human voice call out from inside the house, "Little Red Riding Hood, is that you? Have you come to visit your Granny?" But since the wolf didn't speak human, he guessed what the person had said was: "Did I hear something? Is there someone out there who needs to come in, could you scratch louder?" So that's what the wolf did: he scratched louder.”
“If Granny were alive and well in the closet, why didn't she say anything when her granddaughter was struggling with the difference between a beast of the forest and a family member? You know, something to end Little Red's confusion. Perhaps something like: "RUN, YOU LITTLE DIPSTICK, BEFORE HE EATS YOU!”
“It’s difficult to tell which of those brothers is more foolish,” Grandmother whispered to Isolda, “Jakob or Wilhelm. They live in a fantasy world of their own.” Shaking her head, Isolda agreed. “Those Grimm brothers,” she said with a sigh, “they’ll never amount to anything.” And she was right because all they ever became was writers.”
Vivian Vande Velde
- Date of birth: June 18, 1951
- Born: in New York City, New York, The United States.
- Description: Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951, currently residing in Rochester, New York) is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at young adults.Her novels and short story collections usually have some element of horror or fantasy, but are primarily humorous. Her book Never Trust a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She says that she really likes to write for children. She likes to do school talks to children. She does many book conventions and also gives writing classes.