Wednesday, November 28, 2012

TOUR RE-CAP - Best School Ever

Hi, peoplessss. I'm still not really back on a normal blogging schedule, but I think the interviews are mostly done and Book 2 is slowly getting to the place where it needs to be, so I really-really need to post this before I put it off again.

While on tour, I got to visit a school outside of Chicago, annnnd. . . it was pretty incredible. The kids decorated the school with Peculiar-related things, and made Peculiar-related food, and dressed up in Peculiar-related costumes, and my mind = basically blown. I kept telling the kids this, but I don't think they believed me. It's like they didn't even realize how awesome they were, and I was just like, "AHHH, THIS IS SO AMAZING."

I stupidly didn't get pictures of even half the things they did, or of the posters they made, or of the life-size doorways they taped onto the walls, which makes me sad now, but here are the pictures I do have:

Black feathers sprinkled around our parking lot.
Why, yes, they *did* make a giant replica of the book's cover and on the floor of the entrance hall. The ring of mushrooms is from the book, too. Very important. And I stepped on them by accident. I SORRY.
Part of the breakfast they made for us. The green drink is from the coffeehouse in Trafalger Sqaure, the stuff that Mr Jelliby ends up pouring into the gutter. And the lemon tarts are from Mr. Lickerish's creepy tea gathering. All of it was yummy, though, in contrast to the their literary counterparts.
A faery house. With a ribbon and spoon and crumbs inside, as is necessary for luring an industrious faery servants.
The menu. :)
The welcome committee! You guys were way too cool.
This is blurry, but the point is all the green in the background. SEE? They decorated the school library to look like the green library from Nonsuch House.
I love how the spines read things like "Dark Magic for Dummies" and "Kung Fu for Faeries" and then "PANDAS". I mean, what faery library would be complete without a book about pandas?
Clockwork bird.

The Lady in Plum! This girl was awesome. Also, she had one of the best questions from the entire tour.
Steampunk Victorian kids!
LOOK AT THE COSTUMESSSS. And the branches on that one girl's head.
So there it is! Best school ever. I feel reallyreallyreally-really lucky to have been able to visit it.

I don't know if any of these people read my blog, but if you do, thank you again, so much. :)


  1. That is basically the most adorable and awesome thing EVER.

  2. Wow!! Such dedication to the fruits of your imagination!

  3. Yes, those kids are very cool indeed. What was the one-of-the-best-questions-of-the-tour? And how can you be such a spaz as to step on mushrooms? Honestly, Etienne.

  4. It is unique that the school has no name or it is just not spoken. A mysterious place indeed. Yet still awesome dispite being anonymous

    1. I actually wasn't sure if I was allowed to post the school's name, so I didn't. But it IS an awesome place. It'll be a secret forever and ever. xD

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