Happy Monday! Today I’m kicking off the blog tour for Mina Mistry Investigates by Angie Lake with a brilliant guest post from the author about her favourite book characters.
About the Book
Being at school is boring. It’s really boring when you already know what you’re going to be. It’s really, really boring when you’re going to be something cool like a Private Investigator. Until then, Mina’s going to practise for her future. By keeping notes on all her classmates, spying on suspicious teachers, noticing every little―
Aren’t school lunches a bit strange? Chicken nuggets? Again? On Pizza? Covered in chocolate? Nobody wants to live on lettuce and broccoli, but children are losing teeth over this! This needs investigating.
This looks like a case for Mina Mistry.
Publication Date: 10th September
My Favourite Book Characters by Angie Lake
First and foremost, thanks Charlotte for this cosy corner on your blog!
Although the characters I have held dear have changed over time, there are a few that have stayed with me since childhood… and a few I have discovered later on.
My current top five characters from children’s books are:
5) The mouse from “That’s not my donkey” by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells. In this book for babies (most of which my daughter has eaten) a friendly mouse examines a number of donkeys and points out how he knows that the donkeys do or don’t belong to him. I like this mouse because he seems to be highly competent: HE OWNS A DONKEY. That has to be the mouse equivalent of owning the Batmobile.
4) Mr and Mrs Twit from Roald Dahl’s “The Twits”. They’re hairy, smelly, cruel and nasty to each other: They’re like one of those Hollywood A-list celebrity couples, ten years after the wedding.
3) Mr Greedy by Roger Hargreaves. I just think he’s adorable, I don’t know if such a character would make it through PC filters nowadays, but I love Mr Greedy. I have a pink dressing gown and when I was pregnant I used to dress up as him.
2) The Grand High Witch, from Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”. So… why the Grand High Witch; the most evil character in the book? Well, the book is an archetypal hero’s tale of good vs. evil… an innocent orphan vs. a child hating witch. She’s just a really good villain, and good villains make for good heroes.
1) Adrian Mole, from Sue Townsend’s “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4”, etc. You have to love him: he’s just so awkward; I really think Sue Townsend was onto something when she cracked open this particular can of worms!
And there you have it; this is my current pick of unlikely heroes. Thanks so much for having me on your blog!
This is such a great list. The Grand High Witch is also one of my favourites!