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Children's Literature: General

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Author Title Question Answer
Louisa M. AlcottLittle Women Historical background Click to show or hide the answer
Rev. W. Awdry Railway stories (commonly known as Thomas the Tank Engine) Setting (fictional island) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Fat Controller's real name Click to show or hide the answer
The Fat Controller was originally (until 1948) known as Click to show or hide the answer
Thomas's coaches and best friends Click to show or hide the answer
Thomas's number Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 2 (the Blue Engine - old engine let out of the shed for a day in the first story) Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 3 (the Green Engine – gets bricked up in a tunnel in the third story) Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 4: the Big Engine Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 5: the Red Engine Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 6: the Small Engine Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 7: the Tram Engine Click to show or hide the answer
Engine No. 8: the Great Western Engine Click to show or hide the answer
Duck's real name Click to show or hide the answer
Engines Nos. 9 and 10: the twin black Scottish engines Click to show or hide the answer
The Traction Engine Click to show or hide the answer
The Tractor Click to show or hide the answer
J. M. Barrie Peter Pan At the start of the story, Peter has lost (trapped in a drawer) Click to show or hide the answer
Girl's name invented by Barrie Click to show or hide the answer
Wendy's mother and father Click to show or hide the answer
Wendy's brothers Click to show or hide the answer
Their surname Click to show or hide the answer
The Darlings' dog Click to show or hide the answer
Nana's breed Click to show or hide the answer
Indian girl rescued by Peter Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Hook's ship Click to show or hide the answer
Boatswain of the Jolly Roger Click to show or hide the answer
First Mate of the Jolly Roger Click to show or hide the answer
The crocodile swallowed Captain Hook's hand, and Click to show or hide the answer
Captain Hook's final words (motto of his Alma Mater) Click to show or hide the answer
"Second star on the right, straight on till morning": directions to Click to show or hide the answer
Tootles, Nibs, Slightly, Curly and The Twins are Click to show or hide the answer
L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz Dorothy's aunt and uncle, with whom she lives as an orphan Click to show or hide the answer
Dorothy (and her Uncle Henry & Aunt Em) live in Click to show or hide the answer
The Yellow Brick Road leads to Click to show or hide the answer
Enid BlytonFamous Five stories Name of the dog Click to show or hide the answer
Secret Seven stories Name of the dog Click to show or hide the answer
Noddy stories Noddy and Big Ears live in Click to show or hide the answer
Colour of Noddy's hat Click to show or hide the answer
What does Noddy do for a living? Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the policeman Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Bond Paddington Bear stories Family that Paddington lodges with Click to show or hide the answer
The Browns found Paddington at Click to show or hide the answer
The Browns' address Click to show or hide the answer
The Browns' cook Click to show or hide the answer
Paddington came from Click to show or hide the answer
Paddington's favourite food Click to show or hide the answer
Product controversially advertised by Paddington in 2007 Click to show or hide the answer
Paddington's only known relative Click to show or hide the answer
Anthony Buckeridge(Jennings stories) Jennings's first names Click to show or hide the answer
Jennings's best friend (first names Charles Edwin Jeremy) Click to show or hide the answer
Jennings's school Click to show or hide the answer
Jennings's form master Click to show or hide the answer
Edgar Rice Burroughs(Tarzan stories) Tarzan's ancestral home Click to show or hide the answer
Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking GlassOriginal illustrator (both books) Click to show or hide the answer
Followed down the hole by Alice Click to show or hide the answer
Disappears by degrees, from time to time, the last thing visible being its iconic grin Click to show or hide the answer
Stuffed into a teapot by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare Click to show or hide the answer
Price on the Mad Hatter's hat (in Tenniel's illustration) Click to show or hide the answer
"Off with his head!" Click to show or hide the answer
Used by the Queen of Hearts as a croquet mallet Click to show or hide the answer
Creatures used as croquet balls Click to show or hide the answer
Taught Alice to dance the Lobster Quadrille; sang 'Will you walk a little faster, said the whiting to the snail.' Click to show or hide the answer
In a famous riddle, which is never answered (and which probably never had an answer), the Mad Hatter asks Alice why a raven is like Click to show or hide the answer
The second word in Jabberwocky: invented by Carroll, and defined by Humpty Dumpty as "four o'clock in the afternoon" Click to show or hide the answer
Last word in the second line of Jabberwocky; Alice deduces that it means "the grass plot round a sundial" Click to show or hide the answer
Character who promises "Jam to–morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to–day" Click to show or hide the answer
Also claims "I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"
Carlo Collodi Pinocchio Pinocchio's creator Click to show or hide the answer
Pinocchio's pet cat Click to show or hide the answer
Richmal Crompton William stories William's surname Click to show or hide the answer
William's gang Click to show or hide the answer
The Outlaws Click to show or hide the answer
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William's nemesis Click to show or hide the answer
William's dog Click to show or hide the answer
William's elder sister Click to show or hide the answer
William's elder brother Click to show or hide the answer
Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie's surname Click to show or hide the answer
Owner of the chocolate factory Click to show or hide the answer
Diminutive, orange-skinned people that work in the factory Click to show or hide the answer
Number of children allowed to enter the factory Click to show or hide the answer
George's Marvellous Medicine George's surname Click to show or hide the answer
Ian Fleming Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Creator and owner of the eponymous car (played in the film by Dick Van Dyke) Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the dog Click to show or hide the answer
Mark HaddonThe Curious Incident ... Name of the dog Click to show or hide the answer
Roger HargreavesMr. Men books The first Mr. Men book (1971) Click to show or hide the answer
Joel Chandler HarrisBrer Rabbit stories Pseudonym that he wrote them under Click to show or hide the answer
William Horwood Community of moles that he wrote about Click to show or hide the answer
Capt. W. E. Johns Biggles stories Biggles's full name Click to show or hide the answer
The first Biggles story (published in the first issue of Popular Flying magazine, in 1932) Click to show or hide the answer
Charles Kingsley The Water Babies "The ugliest fairy in the world" Click to show or hide the answer
Tom's occupation Click to show or hide the answer
Rudyard Kipling KimKim's full name Click to show or hide the answer
Just So stories The 'great, grey–green, greasy' river Click to show or hide the answer
Gave the camel its hump Click to show or hide the answer
The Jungle Book Leader of the wolf pack, and Mowgli's mentor Click to show or hide the answer
Bagheera is a Click to show or hide the answer
Baloo is a Click to show or hide the answer
Kaa is a Click to show or hide the answer
Shere Khan is a Click to show or hide the answer
Rikki–tikki–tavi is a Click to show or hide the answer
C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia Names of the children Click to show or hide the answer
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The children's surname Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the lion Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the faun Click to show or hide the answer
Castle, home to the Kings and Queens of Narnia Click to show or hide the answer
Tempting treat with which the White Witch enchants Edmund and enslaves him to her Click to show or hide the answer
Hugh Lofting Doctor Dolittle stories Dr. Doolittle lives and practises in Click to show or hide the answer
Parrot that taught him to talk to the animals Click to show or hide the answer
The two–headed antelope (llama in the film) Click to show or hide the answer
A. A. Milne Winnie–the–Pooh stories Original illustrator Click to show or hide the answer
Winnie–the–Pooh's first words each day Click to show or hide the answer
Name under which Winnie–the–Pooh lived in a wood Click to show or hide the answer
Winnie–the–Pooh's more formal name Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the wood that Pooh and his friends lived in Click to show or hide the answer
E. Nesbit The Railway Children House that the children move to at the start Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the station porter Click to show or hide the answer
Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit stories Name of the gardener, whose wife put Peter's father into a pie Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. Jeremy Fisher is a Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Tiggywinkle is a Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. Tod is a Click to show or hide the answer
Peter's three sisters Click to show or hide the answer
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Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons The rival groups – the Swallows and the Amazons – were named after Click to show or hide the answer
Names of the families Click to show or hide the answer
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Frank Richards Billy Bunter stories Billy Bunter's school Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Bunter's form teacher Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Bunter's middle name Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Bunter's equally obese sister Click to show or hide the answer
Bessie's school Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Seuss Horton Hears a WhoHorton is an Click to show or hide the answer
Anna SewellBlack Beauty Black Beauty begins life with the name Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Louis StevensonKidnapped Name of the narrator (who is kidnapped) Click to show or hide the answer
Treasure Island Narrator Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the ship Click to show or hide the answer
Captain of the Hispaniola Click to show or hide the answer
Pub of which Jim Hawkins's mother is landlady Click to show or hide the answer
Rowdy "old salt" who takes a room at the Admiral Benbow at the start, calling himself "the Captain" – eventually claims to have been First Mate on Captain Flint's ship, and proves after his death to have Flint's treasure map Click to show or hide the answer
Pirate captain who argues and fights with Bones, then dies Click to show or hide the answer
Turns up at the Admiral Benbow on the day after Jim's father's funeral Click to show or hide the answer
Given by Blind Pew to Billy Bones, who thereupon falls down dead Click to show or hide the answer
Level–headed, courageous magistrate – arguably the hero of the story Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Livesey's associate, a naïve character largely influenced by Silver Click to show or hide the answer
Pirate named after the real–life second–in–command to Edward Teach (Blackbeard) Click to show or hide the answer
Marooned sailor found on the island (dreamed of cheese) Click to show or hide the answer
Bristol pub owned by Long John Silver Click to show or hide the answer
Long John Silver's parrot – named after the character who buried the treasure (who never appears in the story but is only referred to) Click to show or hide the answer
Silver's favourite shanty (invented by Stevenson) Click to show or hide the answer
Long John Silver's job on board the Hispaniola (and with Flint) Click to show or hide the answer
Island south of Treasure Island, where Captain Flint buried his treasure and Benn Gunn dug it up Click to show or hide the answer
P. L. Travers Mary Poppins Name of the family Click to show or hide the answer
The Banks family's address Click to show or hide the answer
Mary said she'd stay with the Banks family Click to show or hide the answer
Sue Townsend The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Adrian's age (in the first book) Click to show or hide the answer
Date on which he wrote his first diary entry: 1 January Click to show or hide the answer
His school Click to show or hide the answer
His girlfriend (in the early books – they break up in True Confessions) Click to show or hide the answer

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