April Blogging A to Z – Q Quasimodo

7:00 am 12 Comments

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?

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

  1. I haven’t read the original, it’s one of those I should get to. Definitely a good entry for diversity!

  2. 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..

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂

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

  6. 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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