Before we jump into today’s regular post, I just wanted to give you a quick update on what to expect for this month!
There’s a lot going on in May, including Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Screen-Free Week starts today, so we’ll have our TV turned off in favor of some new books.
May is also Short Story Month, so keep an eye out for some short story reviews throughout the month. You may remember similar reviews from last October; you can go back to check those out here (1, 2, 3) if you’d like! Instead of horror, this month will have some “badass girls,” “timeless tales,” and a little bit of steampunk.
Lastly, you may remember that I did an author study last May, where I spent a full month looking at different works by the same author. If you’d like to see my author study of Francesca Lia Block, you can check out those posts here (1, 2, 3, 4). This month, I’m going to be doing another author study, this time with books by Neil Gaiman! I’ve read several of his books before (and we’ve reviewed The Graveyard Book previously), so I’ve picked ones that I hadn’t read yet to share throughout this month. To kick off our author study, here’s a new a How Well Do You Know quiz to find out how much you really know about Neil Gaiman!
How Well Do You Know…Neil Gaiman?
- What is Neil Gaiman’s birthday?
a. November 10
b. January 10
c. September 10
d. July 10
- Gaiman’s middle name is…?
- As a child, Gaiman enjoyed reading books by which of the following authors?
a. Edgar Allan Poe
b. Ursula K. Le Guin
c. C. S. Lewis
d. All of the above
- Which of his books has received a Newbery Medal?
a. The Graveyard Book
c. American Gods
- What was Gaiman’s first collaborative project with Dave McKean?
a. The Wolves in the Walls
b. Violent Cases
d. Crazy Hair
- Which of his books inspired an animated feature film?
a. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
b. The Sleeper and the Spindle
d. The Graveyard Book
- What kind of animal is Chu?
- M is for…?
- Odd and the Frost Giants was inspired by what kind of mythology?
- What is Coraline’s last name?
Answers: 1. a 2. c 3. d 4. a 5. b 6. c 7. b 8. d 9. c 10. b
How many questions did you answer correctly? Let us know in the comments below!
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And be sure to keep an eye out throughout the rest of this month for more reviews of Gaiman’s work! We’ll be checking out The Wolves in the Walls for tomorrow’s #wednesdayreview on Instagram.