Peter Lerangis: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Peter Lerangis Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Peter Lerangis, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Peter Lerangis you will find my Ten favorites of Peter Lerangis’s quotes. 

About Peter Lerangis

As the son of retired New York Telephone Company employees and a retired public-elementary-school secretary, Lerangis was raised in Freeport, New York on Long Island. Before moving to New York, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry, performed in musicals and sang with and musically directed the a cappella group the Harvard Krokodiloes. For eight years, he worked there as an actor and freelance copy editor.

Laura Bush invited Lerangis to attend the first Russian Book Festival, hosted by Russian First Lady Lyudmila Putina in Moscow in 2003. R. L. Stine (Goosebumps) and Marc Brown (Arthur the Aardvark) also attended.

Born: January 01, 1955, Brooklyn, New York , The United States
Genre: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children’s Books

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“Trust is a fragile thing – difficult to build, easy to break. It cannot be bargained for. Only if it is freely given it can be expected in return”
― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

 “What’s this?” Dan said, pointing to a funny squiggly formation.
Uh, an M,” said Nellie. “Or if you look at it the other way, a W. Or sideways, kind of S-ish…”
Maybe it’s palm trees,” Dan said. “Like in the movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. You know? No? These guys need to find hidden money, and the only clue they have is it’s under a big W? And no one sees what it means-but then, near the end of the movie, there’s this grove of four palm trees rising up in the shape of… you-know-what! Classic!”
Amy, Alistair, Natalie, Ian and Nellie all looked at him blankly.
There is no W in the Korean language,” Alistair replied. “Or palm trees in Korea. I might be maple trees…”
Mrrp,” said Saladin, rubbing his face against Dan’s knee.
I’ll tell you the rest of the plot later,” Dan whispered to the Mau.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

“Amy was looking around the sanctum in awe. “It’s…beautiful!”
The girl was modest and thoughtful. How bizarre. So rarely did Ian see these qualities in others–especially during the quest for the 39 Clues. Naturally, he had been taught to avoid these behaviors at all costs and never to consort with anyone who possessed them. They were distasteful–FLO, as Papa would say. For Losers Only. And Kabras never lost.
Yet she fascinated him. Her joy in running up Alistair’s tiny lawn, her awe at this piddling cubbyhole–it didn’t seem possible to gain so much happiness from so little. This gave him a curious feeling he’d never quite experienced. Something like indigestion but quite a bit more pleasant.
Ah well. Blame it on the ripped trousers, he thought. Humiliation softened the soul.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

 “You should climb around inside my brain, Dan. It’s like this dark room surrounded by quicksand.”
“I know what you mean,” her brother said quietly. “I hate being in my brain sometimes. I have to get out.”
“What do you do?” Amy asked.
Dan shrugged “I go to other places. My toes. My shoulders. But mostly here.” He tapped his chest and immediately reddened. “I know. It’s stupid.”
“Not really,” Amy said. “I wish I could do that, too.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Viper’s Nest

 “We meant to temporarily disable her,” Ian said. “Just a drop. But Natalie slipped during air turbulence. Before we could warn your nose-ringed nanny, she drenched us. Luckily, she allowed us to retrieve the antidote from our carry-on.”
“That’s kindness,” Amy said.
“I made them agree to give me all their cash,” Nellie explained.
“That’s bribery,” Natalie grumbled.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

 “Amy Cahill didn’t believe in omens. But black snow was falling, the earth was rumbling beneath her feet, her brother was meowing, and her uncle Alistair was prancing on the beach in pink pajamas.
She had to admit, the signs were not promising.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Viper’s Nest

“Let’s scope the place out,” he suggested, heading around the side of the building, “and be careful in the bushes.”
“Why?” Amy asked.
“This is South Africa, dude,” Dan replied. “Where cobras come from. And not the hot ones, like Ian.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Viper’s Nest

 “The boy smiled — mostly at Amy.
“Sorry, her heart belongs to Ian Kabra,” Dan said, except that something in her expression made him realize her heart didn’t belong at all to Ian
right now.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Viper’s Nest

“I’ll sue!” Ian sputtered. “I’ll sue you AND the dog. And the country of South Korea. And…and…”
“The landscape architect?” Natalie asked.
“The landscape architect!” Ian shouted.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

“I g-g-guess…I’m dead?” she heard her own voice call out, strangely high-pitched and thin.
For a long time, she heard nothing else. And then:
“Hi, Dead. I’m Dan.”
― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

10 Famous Quotes by Author Peter Lerangis

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Peter Lerangis, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Peter Lerangis.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Peter Lerangis. 

One Final Bonus – Peter Lerangis Quote 

“Finders keepers!” Ian shouted, scooping up the overlay and hopping onto a rock outcropping.
“You cheater!” Amy was furious. No way was he going to get away with that. She climbed the rock, matching him step for step until she reached the top. There he turned to her, panting for breath. “Not bad for a Cahill,” he said, grinning.
“You –y-y-you–” The words caught in her throat, the way they always did. He was staring at her, his eyes dancing with laughter, making her so knotted up with anger and hatred that she thought she would explode. “C-c-can’t–“
But in that moment, something totally weird happened. Maybe it was a flip of his head, a movement in his eyebrow, she couldn’t tell. But it was as if someone had suddenly held a painting at a different angle, and what appeared to be a stormy sea transformed into a bright bouquet — a trick of the eye that proved everything was just a matter of perspective. His eyes were not mocking at all. They were inviting her, asking her to laugh along. Suddenly, her rage billowed up and blew off in wisps, like a cloud. “You’re … a Cahill, too,” she replied.
His eyes didn’t move a millimeter from hers.
This time she met his gaze. Solidly. This time she didn’t feel like apologizing or attacking or running away. She wouldn’t have minded if he just stared like that all day.”

― Peter Lerangis, The Sword Thief

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