OZ LIT PROFILE #10- Mark Carthew
I’m going to rearrange things a little this weekend for Mark’s profile. Usually it would be Saturday for the questions and Sunday for a review of the profile author’s latest release. But the problem here is I have an old favourite I can’t possibly overlook. It’s a few years old but it’s a great book and for me, Five Little Owls is associated with some wonderful memories as (a much younger than now) #2 son and I read and enjoyed it together.
2 If it wasn’t an Oz title, then the last Oz title Y/A – Shark Bait (Extreme adventure series) by Justin D’ATH (Penguin)
3 Name one favourite book from your childhood The Ragamuffin Mystery by Enid Blyton
4 Name one picture book that you love for the illustrations Luke’s Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley, Illustrated by Matt Ottley
5 What is your personal favourite among the books you have authored/illustrated Who do love more your mum or dad? It’s TOO hard a question! You love them equally, yet in different ways. My latest ones – Five Little Owls, The Gobbling Tree, Newts, Lutes & Bandicoots, Wicked Wizards & Leaping Lizards and Can you keep a Secret? are all special though…
6. What book do you wish you had written – for love or money For love – The Lord of the Rings For money – Harry Potter
7 If you could be a character in a book, who (or what) would you be GANDALF (from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
8 Do you have a favourite quote – from a book or life in general! Anything. ‘Never give up, never surrender.’ from the movie GALAXY QUEST
2 responses to “OZ LIT PROFILE #10- Mark Carthew”
Can I also add Yertle the Turtle By Dr Suess, The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall & The Racketty Street GANG BY L.H..Evers – CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR 1962 as just some of my favourites from Childhood?
So many memories. So many good books. I love Yertle and spent many fruitless years asking for a turtle for a pet – to be named Yertle – of course!