I recently reviewed Mythological Creatures: a Classical Beastiary, by Lynn Curlee. I read to Lucia the one-page overview of the gorgon Medusa, and now the pages of her sketchpad are thronging with snakey-haired gorgons. Next to one of the pictures is an M, a character that looks like an A but is supposed to be an E, and a D. Bede said that Lucia told him she had spelled “Medusa.” This is the first time we have ever known her to attempt to spell.*
*Full disclosure: Lucia knows that P-A-R-K spells something wonderful.