No Halloween is complete without either watching or reading It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz, so I am choosing this classic for my Friday meme combo this week. GoodReads has the following short description:
It’s Halloween!Time for ghosts, ghouls, and…
the Great Pumpkin? Linus is sure that this year the Great Pumpkin will finally appear. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang for some spooky tricks and hilarious treats in this adaptation of the television special!
Now for this week’s excerpts:
Book Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader, who invites anyone to join in, saying: ‘Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author. Leave a link to your post. If you don’t have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.’
The beginning of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown:
From costumes to candy, pumpkins to parties, each year the Peanuts gang looked forward to Halloween.
A nice, short beginning to a short classic story.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
It’s that simple.
From page 56 of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown:
“But maybe there is a Great Pumpkin,” Sally countered, sticking up for her beloved Linus.
“Every year Linus misses tricks or treats and then the Halloween party,” Violet observed as she put on her ghost costume.
“He’ll never learn,” Charlie Brown agreed.
Poor Linus! You have to feel sorry for him in his sincerity. I think we’ll probably be watching the TV special tomorrow, as we didn’t really have time to watch it tonight. We rarely miss a year.