Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ten top books about hair

Bea Davenport drew on her experiences as a journalist for her first novel, In Too Deep, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Luke Bitmead Bursary. Her children’s novel, The Serpent House, was shortlisted for the 2010 Times/Chicken House Award.

One of Davenport's top ten books about hair, as shared at the Guardian:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Red hair has now become very desirable indeed in children's literature, but poor Anne Shirley hated being teased for her carrot-coloured plaits. In a disastrous attempt to look like her raven-haired friend Diana, she tries to dye her hair black – but it turns out green.
Read about another entry on the list.

Anne of Green Gables is among the Observer's ten best fictional mothers.

Marilla's raspberry cordial in Anne of Green Gables is one of Jane Brocket's top ten food scenes in children's literature.

--Marshal Zeringue