[DWJ] Big Bad Read

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Thu Jun 22 05:44:02 EDT 2006

Lili Wilkinson wrote:

>Aunt Maria is from Black Maria.

It was called *Aunt Maria* in the States, because the publisher was afraid
that Americans wouldn't know the card game of that name and might think it
was racism.

The first paragraph of the book explains the name and the game.

>Oh, and do we say "Ma-REE-a" (as in, "I just met a girl named...")
>or "Ma-RIGH-a" (to rhyme with higher)

*We* say whatever we feel like.  :-)

DWJ says Maria to rhyme with "higher".


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