Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quote: Red Sails to Capri

(Spoiler alert! Don't read this quote if you don't want to know the answer to the mystery at the end!)


From the last chapter of Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil:
Herre Nordstrom smiled. "I will tell you," he said, "what all philosophers know. To search for the truth is always an adventure--and there is always beauty in the truth itself. To have knowledge and understanding, to know the truth about things, that can be as exciting and beautiful as this blue cavern, this blue grotto."
If any publisher happens to read this, please please bring this book back into print! It's one of my very favorite books and every school library should have a copy.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, I think I will have to buy a used copy of this book! We were fortunate to go to Italy on our honeymoon and one day we took a ferry to Capri to spend the day there. While we were there, we got on a smaller boat and rode around the island. When we got to the Blue Grotto, we got in little rowboats and went inside. Our rower even sang inside the grotto. So awesome! Our anniversary is this week. I'll have to go look at our pictures of the grotto. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

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  2. H of B, that sounds fantastic! The kids and I spent a lot of time talking about how we might make a big trip to Italy some day and see the Grotto.

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