Happy Birthday, William Goldman!

The Princess BrideWilliam Goldman turned 82 years old this month. On the 12th day to be precise. Brave Writer is celebrating this great author by offering the Boomerang based on his delightful book, The Princess Bride.

Half price for one day only: $4.95! OFFER HAS EXPIRED

The Princess Bride is an adventurous fiction within a fiction. It’s presented as an abridgment of fairytale purportedly written by a S. Morgenstern, with Goldman’s “commentary” sprinkled throughout. The book has a bit of everything: romance, comedy, pirates, giants, sword fights, poison, a princess. Plus “rodents of unusual size.”

Princess Bride fans are famed for their knowledge of the book and movie, and many can quote from both extensively. See if you can answer the trivia questions below. The answers are underneath each in white. Highlight with your cursor and you’ll see them.


What was the name of Buttercup’s beloved horse?
Horse. “Buttercup was never long on imagination.”

Which part of America was Westley’s ship near when captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts?
The Carolinas.

What were Vizzini’s instructions for when a plan went wrong?
Go back to the beginning. “Fool! Fool! Back to the beginning is the rule!”

In what country was Fezzik fired from the circus?
Greenland. “With one person for every twenty square miles of real estate.”

Inigo Montoya says to Vizzini: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” What word?

So, celebrate William Goldman and take advantage of this special Boomerang offer!

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

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