|Stacey de Lacey (or in Dutch: Dominique van Tastique) |
from Oliver and the Seawigs, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
Image (c) Sarah McIntyre - Jabberworks.co.uk
So here it is, Favourite Quotes, Part 1. And why not start off this series by quoting from a book I've translated last year? Here's a description of Stacey de Lacey, a villainous creature from Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre (a book for all ages, very beautifully illustrated and available in stores now, in Dutch too!)
[He was] "a tall teenager, balancing precariously on beansprout legs and about to tumble clumsily into adulthood."
Such a wonderfully poetic description, don't you think?