The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Foods in Children's Fiction

The Top 10 Most Mouthwatering Foods in Children's Fiction

We’ve all craved a magical food that doesn’t actually exist, or we’ve read about a real food that didn’t live up to the hype of our childhood imaginations. Here are some of the foods (in no particular order) that still seem to appear in my dreams.   1. Everlasting Gobstoppers (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory)   Image via iCollector   There are what feels like hundreds of candies within the walls of Willy Wonka’s factory, all of which sound absolutely mouthwatering. However, everlasting gobstoppers stick out to me because they actually exist. You can go down to your local corner …

As If It Couldn’t Get Any Creepier, Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’ Is Becoming an Opera

As If It Couldn’t Get Any Creepier, Neil Gaiman’s ‘Coraline’ Is Becoming an Opera

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Coraline, the 2002 novel by Neil Gaiman, has already been adapted into a graphic novel, a film, and a musical.  Now the terrifying tale is being turned into an opera.   Image Via Barbican   This new adaptation of the story is composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage with text written by Rory Mullarky.  Two singers, Robyn Allegra Parton and Mary Bevan, are sharing the title role as it is too taxing for one person to sing more than once a day.  Kitty Whately plays the pivotal role of the mother and Other Mother.   The opera largely maintains the creepy aesthetic of the book. The Other …

10 Neil Gaiman Quotes to Expand Your Consciousness

10 Neil Gaiman Quotes to Expand Your Consciousness

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Neil Gaiman’s stories are populated by slightly askew things from our world. There are people who are just a little inhuman. Maybe they have buttons for eyes or can summon gold coins in their hands. Or maybe our dreams actually happen in a land ruled over by a singular Sandman.   Gaiman’s known for his unrestricted imagination. He’s written books, comic books, and screenplays. As far as matters of imagination go, Gaiman’s the one to listen to. So if you feel your mind can use a bit of expansion, let’s listen to what the master has to say.   1. …

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Halloween is a time for spooky monsters like the well-known Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman. It’s also a time for scary books. After all, every monster we just mentioned shares one thing in common: a literary heritage. Books are full of creepy ghouls, ghosts, and monsters, so it’s no surprise that a lot of our Halloween horror inspiration comes from the scary stories on our bookshelves. But how well do you know the scariest monsters in all of literature? Get into the spirit of Halloween with this awesome infographic from the folks at the UK’s Morph Costumes. All of the classic creeps are …