Saturday, February 21, 2015

Top ten menaces in children’s fiction

Steven Butler is the author of The Diary of Dennis the Menace.

At the Guardian he tagged ten top menaces in children's fiction, including:
Peter Pan, in Peter Pan by J M Barrie

The ultimate trickster, Pan embodies the very essence of what a good menace is made from. His endless need for adventure, and ruthless determination to get exactly what he wants, crowns him (arguably) as the greatest menace ever to grace the pages of children’s fiction.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Peter Pan is on Melissa Albert's top five list of weird fictional crushes, Jill Hucklesby's top ten list of books about running away, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue