“Then,” Gurgi pleaded, “the two strengthful heroes will give Gurgi
something to eat? Oh, joyous crunchings and munchings!”
—The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander
I think there six of these books, and I read the first one, The
Book of Three, in about 45 minutes before lunch. It was like
coming across an old friend whose name you’d forgotten, but whose
turns of phrase has remained in your head. It was exactly that, in
fact. “Crunchings and munchings!” Indeed! It’s still in print, in a shinyand gaudy new edition, natch.