Friday, February 26, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Virginia Lee Burton classic tells the tale of the steam shovel Mary Anne and the construction worker who wouldn't let her retire?

Classics: What was the first E.L. Doctorow novel to hit Broadway as a musical?

Non-Fiction: What Utah-born "Father of Television" is celebrated in books like The Last Lone Inventor and The Boy Genius and the Mogul?

Book Club: What did the Dominican-born Garcia girls lose in the Bronx, in a 1991 Julia Alvarez book title?

Authors: What novelist resurrected a favorite Barbary Lane character for his first chamber music collaboration, Anna Madrigal Remembers?

Book Bag: What onetime spokesman for Coca-Cola and Jell-O penned I Am What I Ate...and I'm frightened?


Harriet said...

Children's: Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel -- one of my all time favorites.

Classics: Ragtime, which I keep meaning to read, but haven't yet.

Non-Fiction: I don't know the books, but I think his name was Farnsworth

Book Club: Their accents.

Authors: Tales of the City. Jake Heggie wrote Anna Madrigal Remembers. When I first read the first book, in advance of the much advertised miniseries many years ago, I ended up running back out the same day and buying the rest and read them all back to back without stopping.

Book Bag: I don't know, but since it's Jell-O, I'm going to guess Bill Cosby

Alison said...

Philo T. Farnsworth!

Paperback Reader said...

Book Club: Their Accents

Authors: Armistead Maupin

The Girl from the Ghetto said...

Oh, that is so hard, you stumped me on almost all of them. Great post!

Jeanne said...

Harriet wins the prize for getting every single one right, at least in spirit--she missed the writer's name for Anna Madrigal Remembers, but names another work by the author AND provides the composer's name, so I think she pretty much got it right!

Children's: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (also a favorite at my house)

Classics: Ragtime (everyone at the local college knows this because of Doctorow's Kenyon connection)

Non-Fiction: Philo Farnsworth

Book Club: their accents (the title is How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents)

Authors: Armistead Maupin

Book Bag: Bill Cosby