Magazine article NATE Classroom

Unlucky for Some?

Magazine article NATE Classroom

Unlucky for Some?

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Below are the openings to thirteen well-known children's books--but only twelve authors and their books are listed. Pair them up and decide from which book by which author does that thirteenth opening come?

 
In the sea, once upon a time, O my best           Philip Pullman, 
beloved, there was a whale, and he ate fishes.    Northern Lights 
 
When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite        George Layton, 
Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she   The Fib 
was the most disagreeable-looking child ever 
seen. 
 
The Browns' house at number thirty two, Windsor   Enid Blyton, Five go 
Gardens, was unusually quiet                      to Treasure Island 
 
There was once a boy called Eustace Clarence      Charles Kingsley, 
Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.                Water Babies 
 
Lyra and her daemon roamed through the            CS Lewis, The voyage 
darkening hall, taking care to keep one to one    of the Dawn Treader 
side out of sight of the kitchen. 
 
It was Mrs May who first told me about them.      Anthony Horowitz, 
                                                  Stormbreaker 
 
Once upon a time there was a little chimney       Michael Brown, More 
sweep, and his name was Tom.                      about Paddington 
 
When the doorbell rings at three in the           Michelle Magorian, 
morning, it's never good news.                    Goodnight Mr Tom 
 
"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to   Mary Norton, 
her mother as they were setting the table for     The Borrowers 
breakfast. 
 
These two very old people are the father and      Frances Hodgson 
mother of Mr Bucket                               Burnett, 
                                                  The Secret Garden 
 
"Yes," said Tom bluntly, on opening the front     EB White, 
door, "what do you want? … 
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