Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: RAGWEED by Avi; illustrated by Brian Floca

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by
Miz B. of  Should Be Reading.

Want to play along? Here's what to do:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I must be going through some kind of rodent phase. I've just about finished reading NIGHTSHADE CITY by Hillary Wagner; I've begun listening to SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK by David Sedaris; and I'm toying with the idea of reading either REDWALL by Brian Jacques or WATERSHIP DOWN (though rabbits aren't rodents, they are soft, small, and furry!) by Richard Adams.

The quote I've chosen from RAGWEED isn't about mice, however.  It's about their nemisis, the embittered and vengeful cat, Silversides. 

My teaser:

"Silversides shuddered.  As they went along she became caught up in her thoughts again. How, she asked herself, had she ever come to such a pass, picking her way through this horrid place with such a low-life cat, with the intent of wreaking havoc on disgusting mice? Could she have done something better with her life?"  Page 187

by Avi
illustrated by Brian Floca

Pub. Date: May 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback, 224pp
Sales Rank: 21,144
Age Range: 8 to 12
ISBN-13: 9780380801671
Edition Description: Reprint


fredamans said...

Sounds cute!


Julie P said...

Cute teaser and I love the cover!

Zibilee said...

This was a good teaser, and I will second the love for the cover! I hope you enjoy the book!

jenclair said...

Great cover! Intriguing quote. This is one I think the grands would enjoy (and me, too, of course).