November 30, 2009

Writing Prompt: Gifts for Fictional People

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Writingprompt_charactergifts We're coming up on the best time of year . . . the time for presents! I'm sure you're busy buying presents for siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins (lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!). And they're all happily buying presents for you.

But, enough about that. I don't want to know what you're *really* buying for people (or should I say, buying for real people). Instead, I want to know what you'd get for those best friends of yours that live inside the pages of a book.

What presents would you get for the characters of your favorite books this holiday season?

I'll start with . . .

Jamie Kelly (from Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton)

Glitter pens to make her (dumb) diary sparkle

The Cullens (from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer for ages 12 and up)

A baseball bat, because you've got to break a lot of bats when the balls you hit break the sound barrier

Hermione Granger (from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling)

Books! (No explanation needed)

Now it's your turn. Leave your gift list in the comments!

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

  1. oneorangeshoelace

    Geeeeez… I have way too many favorite characters…
    Otto Malpense(from H.I.V.E.)–books and some new high-tech computer equipment.
    Wing Fanchu(same series)– some rock-climbing gear?
    Artemis Fowl–….Well, he has it all already, but…aww, what do you GIVE to a rich kid?
    Almost every David Lubar character– A heapin’ helpin’ of common sense, for crying out loud!
    Pendragon–something he could use in almost any world he goes to. Beef jerky??? I don’t know…
    Reynie Muldoon (Mysterious Benedict Society series)–books, ’nuff said.
    Cass (series by Pseudonymous Bosch)– survival kit, though she seems to have enough in that area.
    I’ll think of more later.

  2. AliceCullen2000

    I am gonna do the twilight people.
    Bella: Pepper spray!!Gotta need protection when your vamp is not there!
    Edward: Books or CD’s
    Alice: Clothes or checkers (checkers because she is always gonna win)
    Rosalie:A mirror.(she will definitely like it)
    Emmett: I will give him a game of arm wrestling. (and let him win)
    Jasper: Hm, i will give him one day for hunting all day.
    Carisle: A doctor kit or something.
    Esme:I don’t know.

  3. elephantpoodle

    Snape is my favorite character so I would get him a potion kit or maybe something that has to do with the dark arts.Snape isn’t all that evil you know.He needs a gift to!!!!!!:)

  4. disneyworldgirl

    well i would start by getting Hermione Granger {harry potter} a wizards best wizards book. then i would get Allie Finkle a new lock up diary to keep her rules in.then i would get greg {diary of a whimpy kid}his own house to stay away from rodrick also stocked up with looots of journals to write in and become famous with. then i wuld go to a book store and get Amy Cahill {39 clues} all of the best books. then i would get her brother jack a super ninja costume and also a bunch of rocks to collect.last i would give harry potter {you know what book} all his friends together and we would buy him candy,books,and would buy him another firebolt.but i would definetly find his fav quittege player to play at his next match againts slytherin.

  5. latia

    i will buy jacob from twilight a gift because he is my favorit charaters from twilight but if i can buy him anything i will buy him a bone because in twilight he is a wolf

  6. Ryan

    wow. if i had to give all my fav book charters they would: Junie B. Jones(from theres a monster under my bed) a flashlight,
    Cullens(twlight)gift card,
    Jacop (from new moon)a trip to Hawii Lol

  7. lon

    if i could buy a christmas gift for a person in a book i would buy Michelle a poster of god because in the book it said that she ging to the church and asking the preacher to pray for her and god to help her and for all the things shes going through thats whyu i would buy her a poster of god because i know she would love it.

  8. judy

    If I could buy a present for my favorite book I would buy a present for.The Princess Diaries:royal engagemant.I would buy a present for the princess.I would buy the princess a speacial kind of limozine!
    That”s what I would buy for my favorite book character!

  9. yasmin

    the name of book PET PROJECT and i would help and buy all the animals in the pet shelter so that the bratz will not be sad about all the animals sitting in cages with out running arould like they could be doing if they had a home if the animals don’t sell the owner of the shelter would have to shut down because there not getting any money from custermers to pay rent and buy food ,water ,blankets,and toys for the pets still in the shelter

  10. latia

    i will buy jacob something he is from twilight.I will buy him something because he is my favorit from the movie. But if i can buy him anything it will be a bone because in twilight he is a wolf. i think that wolf are really exciting and cool

  11. Chelsea

    If I could chose a chareter from a book,i would choose Geogry from Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.I would chose him because he did not get what he wanted for X-mas.I would buy him the video game he wanted

  12. latayja

    i will choose spongebob because i like him and i will choose dora and winnie pooh a spongebob book and a dora doll and a winnie pooh art and caft

  13. jaymee

    I would buy harry potter because it is so interresting and i have a lout of questions for the books they made

  14. lon

    if i could i would buy a book fromT.D. Jakes because the books he write are very interesting. I would also wan to buy a book from T.D. Jakes because i want to read a whole book by him called Woman Thou Art Loosed!

  15. yasmin

    i love chrismas but i really want to know why do we exchange gifts on chrismas because we are really supposed to celabrate the birth of christ but i love the hoilday every chrismas night i lay on the side of my bed and pray and wish christ a very good ,exciting ,birthday

  16. Crystal

    Hmmm… this is fun! Let’s see…
    Percy Jackson: A Mazerati. I’m sure he’d love that! :)
    Grover Underwood: Cyclops repellent.’Nuff said.
    Tyson: A big, big stick.
    Amy Cahill: An unlimited museum pass.
    Dan Cahill: An encyclopedia of gross, interesting, and gruesome things
    There has to be more… but I can’t think of any now… :(

  17. purplegooga

    Allie finkle (from allie finkle’s rules for girls by meg cabot)Some box car childrens books (she loves reading them!)

  18. HeroineHiding

    Wow! If I to give all my fav book characters presents, they would be:
    Amy Cahill(from the 39 clues)
    A bookstore giftcard.
    Dan Cahill(the 39 clues)
    A ninja outfit
    Eragon(from the cycle of Inheratance)
    Something to help him win the war in his world, by giving him something in ours.
    Thorgil(The Sea of Trolls)
    A very big, shiny sword that is good for her needs.
    Percy Jackson(Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    A trip to waterworld.
    Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    Several books on archetecting.

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