After reading the book The Twenty-One Balloons, The Wonderland BookSavers noticed the unique restaurant-government that the people of Krackatoa conformed to. Each family, (whose last names were actually letters ranging from A to T) alternated the days of each month hosting everyone on the island at their family’s restaurant. Each family prepared cuisine that coordinated with their letter. For instance, Mr and Mrs. F had a French restaurant, which they hosted at their French-inspired home. Similarly, Mr. and Mrs. C cooked Chinese food on their night of each month. The restaurant government consisted of each family contributing a proportionate part to the community by providing dinner once a month.
So, the Wonderland BookSavers researched countries and cultures that began with the same letters as our names.
Reid prepared beef stroganoff and tea, a meal similar to one found in a Russian tearoom.
Claire made spicy Cuban chicken with a citrus glaze.
Emma stewed an Equadorian quinoa soup and assisted Brooks Morgan in making origami sailboats out of the napkins. They made for a very summery centerpiece!
Once finished with our meal, the Wonderland BookSavers focused on a different aspect of the book: the inventions. The Twenty-One Balloons, as its title suggests, is inspired and laden with inventions that feature balloons, such as Professor William Waterman Sherman’s balloon- supported home, or the escape platform that saves the lives of the Krackatoans. So, we set out to create an automated marble track