Sunday, June 01, 2014

Seven of the toughest fictional kids to babysit

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Sara Jonsson tagged seven of the worst fictional kids to babysit, including:
Matilda (Matilda, by Roald Dahl)

She’s an old soul, and has the fortitude of an angel, but the fact of the matter is she’s telekinetic. She’s also smarter than you by a few light years, and if she had a mind to, could probably get away with robbing a bank and framing you for it. All while wearing shiny Mary Janes and a jaunty bow in her hair.
Read about another entry on the list.

Matilda appears among Nicole Hill's ten top fictional tricksters, Chrissie Gruebel's top ten actually insane children’s book characters, Jeremy Strong's ten funniest fictional families, James Dawson's top ten books to get you through high school, and Christopher Timothy's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue