As you read about “The Land-of-Almost-Awake” in My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman, you might find this chart helpful. The All Good Books club will discuss the book on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 Pm. We meet at the Community of Christ Mission Road Congregation.

 

Six Kingdoms Plus One
Mimovas Music/Dancers, most famous dancer is the Chosen One (I Dance) Made of love
Mirevas Stand guard over Dreams (I Dream)  
Miamas Fairy Tales (I Love) Made of fantasy
Miaudacas Courage comes from this kingdom (I Dare)  
Miploris Fairy creatures brig their sorrows and leftover sorrow stored in this kingdom (I Mourn) Wurses lived her until banished, “they have an extensive system of rules and impeccably clear areas of responsibility for all kinds of sorrows.”
Mibatalos Warriors fight for all the kingdoms (I Fight) …warriors there would be worthless without the other kingdoms, because they’d no longer have anything to fight for.
Mipardonus Built on ashes of Mibatalos (I Forgive) Was going to be built by Granny ad Wolfheart

“If Mimovas falls then Mirevas falls, and if Mirevas falls then Miamas falls, and if Miamas falls then Miaudacas falls, and if Miaudacas falls then Miploris falls. Because without music there can’t be any dreams, and without dreams there can’t be any fairy tales, and without fairy tales there can’t be any courage, and without courage no one would be able to bear any sorrows, and without music and dreams and fairy tales and courage and sorrow there would only be one kingdom left in the Land-of-Almost-Awake: Mibatalos.”

 

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