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April Blogging A to Z – Q Quasimodo

And here we are at letter Q. I know you’ve got to be thinking: What in the world are you gonna show us for Q? Well, if you look at the title, you’ll see Q is for Quasimodo!

Quasimodo the Brave by Disney

 

Excuse the quality of the photo; I’m thrilled that I found this book at Goodwill for like $.49! Anyway, Here is why I”m chosing Quasimodo for today’s letter:

  • Disney version is for kids
  • Quasimodo was born with a hunchback and a wart over his eye (check original version)
  • Quasimodo was born to a Romani family  (often called Gypsy)

So if those last two facts don’t convince you that Quasimodo belongs in our multicultural a to z challenge, then nothing will.  Granted, the Disney version is much sappier and cleaner and less horrifying but it still shows that Quasimodo had a kind heart.

Have you read The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

12 replies on “April Blogging A to Z – Q Quasimodo”

I have not read the original but love the Disney version which for some reason is my six year old granddaughter’s second favorite Disney movie which only Frozen tops..

I don’t remember reading the Hunchback of Notre Dame, but I have seen the movie. It’s been awhile since I saw it though.

Yes, I did read The Hunchback of Notre Dame…I think I read almost all the classics as a kid. I was an avid reader, and especially loved the classics. I think that’s what was available in our home mostly.

It’s on my LIST… I really enjoyed Les Misearables (which is on my “to-re-read” list) and have wanted to read something else of Hugo’s, and enjoy the (sanitized) Disney version so figure I should get to it… soon 🙂

ick Les Mis. (shuddering) I’m still suffering it’s ill effects. Had to read it in french in HS.

I’ve had a full and long week and I am just happy and contented to sit down and relax now while checking out all the titles I’ve missed from your page. Have a good and relaxing weekend ahead Pam!

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