Can you Guess This Children's Book From the Main Character's Name?

By: Michael Moraitis

Can you Guess This Children's Book From the Main Character's Name?
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Some of the greatest children's books can leave a lasting impression, but just how much can you remember from these books? Find out how many children's books you can name just from the main character's name alone.
Wilbur and Charlotte
"Charlotte's Web"
E.B. White's classic is considered one of the best children's books ever written. Publisher's Weekly ranked it the best selling paperback of all time back in 2000.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
"Goodnight Moon"
"A Wrinkle in Time"

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Captain Hook and Peter
"Winnie-the-Pooh"
"Peter Pan"
"Peter Pan" was originally a stage play and later a book within a book. It was part of J.M. Barrie's "The Little White Bird" in 1902, and became a full-blown novel called "Peter and Wendy" in 1911.
"The Faraway Tree"
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

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Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"
"Treasure Island"
Few books have had as many adaptations as "Treasure Island." Between television, radio, movies and on stage, the book has been reproduced at least 74 times.
"Wind in the Willows"
"The Railway Children"

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Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie
"The Tiger who came to Tea"
"The Lord of the Rings"
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
C.S. Lewis' popular novel was also made into a movie called "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." The film has grossed over $745 million worldwide.
"The BFG"

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Harry Potter
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
all of the above
The first book in the Harry Potter series was originally published in 1997 in the United Kingdom under the name "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." The name change occurred when it was published in the United States in 1998.

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Arthur (or Wart) and Merlin
"The Sword in the Stone"
When it was published in 1938, the novel was originally a standalone book. Since then, it has become part of a tetralogy called "The Once and Future King."
"Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
"The Secret Garden"
"The Hobbit"

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Dorothy and Toto
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
The George M. Hill Company completed the printing of the first edition back in 1901. The original 10,000 copies sold out quickly and over three million copies were sold before 1956.
"Through the Looking Glass"
"The Secret Garden"

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Frodo Baggins
"A Wrinkle in Time"
"The Cat in the Hat"
"The Lord of the Rings"
The book has sold over 150 million copies worldwide. The J.R.R. Tolkein books have also become Oscar-nominated films and some of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
"Swallows and Amazons"

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Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March
"Little Girls"
"The Little Princess"
"The Wind in the Willows"
"Little Women"
The book was so successful when it was published in 1868 that author Louisa May Alcott quickly wrote a second volume entitled "Good Wives." The book has since been made into six films (most recently in 1994), two of which were silent films.

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The Skin Horse and a toy rabbit
"Madeline"
"The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies"
"Rabbit, Run"
"The Velveteen Rabbit"
The book was first published in 1922. The National Education Association named "The Velveteen Rabbit" as one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

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Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor
"Peter Rabbit Stories"
"Peter Rabbit's Tales"
"The Story of Peter Rabbit"
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"
Beatrix's Potters book was privately printed in 1901 after being rejected by multiple publishers. It has since sold more than 45 million copies and has been translated into 36 different languages.

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James Henry Trotter
"James and the Giant Peach"
Another book written by Roald Dahl, "James and the Giant Peach" was made into a 1996 film. It has been banned in several places throughout the years, as detractors of the novel feel it is not suitable for children.
"James and the Peach"
"James' Peach"
"The Giant Peach and James"

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A female apple tree and a boy
"The Wind in the Willows"
"Swallows and Amazons"
"The Giving Tree"
Author Shel Silverstein had trouble getting his now-famous book published. An editor at Simon and Shuster rejected the book because he felt it was too sad for children and too simple for adults.
all of the above

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Mary Lennox
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
"The Little Princess"
"Pippi Longstocking"
"The Secret Garden"
The Frances Hodgson Burnett book was published in 1911, but a version of it first appeared as a series in an American magazine in 1910.

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Lisa and a teddy bear
"Corduroy"
The 1968 book was written and illustrated by Don Freeman. It was named as one of the Top 100 Picture Books of all time by School Library Journal.
"The Berenstain Bears"
"The Little Princess"
none of the above

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Sam-I-Am
"Green Eggs and Ham"
"Green Eggs and Ham" has sold over eight million copies worldwide. It was first published in 1960.
"Green Ham and Eggs"
"Eggs and Ham"
"Sam-I-Am"

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Which children's book had a main character named Max?
"The Cat in the Hat"
"Just Me and My Mom"
"Where the Wild Things Are"
The 1963 Maurice Sendak book sold over 19 million copies as of 2009. "Where the Wild Things Are" has also been an animated short, an opera and a movie.
"Charlotte's Web"

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Alice
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
The 1865 novel was written by Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The sequel to the book is called "Through the Looking Glass."
"Alice's Wonderland Adventures"
"Alice Goes to Wonderland"
none of the above

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Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke
"Bridge to Nowhere"
"Bridge to Terabithia"
"Bridge to Terabithia" has been the subject of censorship since its release, partly due to the fact that death is part of its plot.
"Bridge of Lies"
all of the above

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Sally and her unnamed brother.
"Green Eggs and Ham"
"The Lorax"
"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
"The Cat in the Hat"
Dr. Seuss was the pen name of Theodor Geisel. The book was originally published in 1957 and has also seen a film version.

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Bilbo Baggins
"The Wind in the Willows"
"The Giver"
"The Adventures of Bilbo Baggins"
"The Hobbit"
Upon being published in 1937, "The Hobbit" received critical acclaim and won multiple awards. It was also made into a movie, which served as a prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

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Sophie and a giant
"The BFG"
"The BFG" is short for "Big Friendly Giant." The Roald Dahl book has been made into two separate films, the latest of which was released in 2016.
"Sophie and the Giant"
"Matilda"
"James and the Giant Peach"

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Babar, Cornelius and Rhino King
"Babar's Adventure"
"Babar and Cornelius"
"Babar"
The book would eventually become an animated series that ran from 1989 to 1991. Another 13 episodes of the show aired in 2000.
none of the above

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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
"The Hobbit"
"How to Train Your Dragon"
"How to Train Your Dragon" is part of a 12-book series written by Cressida Cowell. The series has sold over seven million copies worldwide.
"The Little Princess"
"Journey to the Centre of the Earth"

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Mole and Rat
"Goodnight Moon"
"The Lorax"
"The Giving Tree"
"The Wind in the Willows"
The books' author, Kenneth Grahame, was a former secretary of the Bank of England. "The Wind in the Willows" was published in 1908.

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Christopher Robin and that "Silly Old Bear."
"Christopher and Robin"
"Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh"
"Christopher Robin's Adventures"
"Winnie-the-Pooh"
"Winnie-the-Pooh" was adapted from a series of stories by author A.A. Milne.

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Meg Murry, Charles Wallace and Calvin O'Keefe
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
"A Wrinkle in Time"
The novel is one in a series of books from Madeleine L'Engle. "The Time Quintet" consists of "A Wrinkle in Time," "A Wind in the Door," "A Swiftly Tilting Planet," "Many Waters" and "An Acceptable Time."
"Corduroy"
"Manic Magee"

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Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has seen two movie adaptations. Author Roald Dahl wrote a sequel to the book and planned to write a third but never finished it.
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
"Charlie's Chocolate Factory"
"Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory"

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Henry, Jessica, Violet and Benjamin Alden
"The Railway Children"
"The Boxcar Children"
Originally published in 1924, "The Boxcar Children" has become a franchise with over 150 titles. Only 19 stories in the series have been written by the original author, Gertrude Chandler Warner.
"The Orphan Children"
"The Soapbox Children"

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Peter and Farley "Fudge" Hatcher
"The Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"
The book was the first in the "Fudge" series. It was followed by "Superfudge," "Fudge-a-Mania" and "Double Fudge."
"Where the Sidewalk Ends"
"Harold and the Purple Crayon"

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Milo and Tock
"Corduroy"
"The Little Prince"
"The Phantom Tollbooth"
"The Phantom Tollbooth" was first published in 1961 and was written by Norton Juster. It did much better than expected, as it has sold three million copies worldwide and originally received great reviews.
"Swallows and Amazons"

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Miss Trunchbull
"The Diary of a Young Girl"
"Madeline"
"Matilda"
Dahl's classic book was ranked No. 30 on a list of the best children's books by School Library Journal. It was made into a film in 1996, directed by Danny DeVito.
none of the above

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Sophie and her mother
"Matilda"
"The Princess and the Pea"
"The Tiger Who Came to Tea"
The book, which was written and illustrated by Judith Kerr, was published in 1968. Kerr invented the story after visiting the zoo with her daughter.
"The Velveteen Rabbit"

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Annemarie Johansen
"The Diary of a Young Girl"
"The Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
"Number the Stars"
The Lois Lowry novel won the Newbery Medal in 1990. It was originally published in 1989.
none of the above

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Nicki and a slew of woodland animals
"The Mitten"
The story of "The Mitten" comes from Ukranian tradition. It was written by Jan Brett and published in 1991.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
"Nicki and the Animals"
"The Woodland Animals"

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