Marcia Noyes

For the Love of Dickens

Kids' Pages Family Magazine | September 2004

"Mom, I'll take literature for fifty," my 11-year-old daughter announced from the rear seat of the car. She, along with my two other children, had been battling for points in their makeshift game of "auto" Jeopardy. Unfortunately, the game tested more than their knowledge of math, science, history and literature.

In rapid succession, my husband and I lobbed math and history questions to the back seat. Then we shot several science questions out of bounds and finally fell flat on our faces when the ball landed back in our court for literature.