Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

A MONITOR QUIZ, Heroines in Children's Literature

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

A MONITOR QUIZ, Heroines in Children's Literature

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Throughout children's literature are exceptional girls and women who lived lives filled with adventure, family, and mystery. Can you name the title of the books from which these excerpts were taken? (Newbery and Caldecott winners are noted with an asterisk.)

1. "That night Sarah slept warm under the quilts. On a peg nearby hung her cloak - and she did not need it. She had kept up her courage and it was something that would always be with her. Always - even when the cloak was all worn out."

2. "When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." 3. "Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff box-wood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell, would find the first violets and lilies." 4. "I'm just as ambitious as ever. Only, I've changed the object of my ambitions. I'm going to be a good teacher.... Oh, I've dozens of plans, Marilla." 5. "Once upon a time, 60 years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs.... A wagon track ran before the house, turning and twisting out of sight ... but the little girl did not know where it went, nor what might be at the end of it." 6. "We can't give up our girls for a dozen fortunes. Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another." 7. " 'Oh, Grandfather,' {she} cried ... 'it was lovely up there, with all the flowers and then the fire and the rosy rocks. And see what I've brought you.' She shook out the contents of her little apron in front of him...." 8. "All that summer Miss ..., her pockets full of seeds, wandered over fields and headlands, sowing lupine. She scattered seeds along the highways and down the country lanes. She flung handfuls of them around the schoolhouse and back of the church. She tossed them into hollows and along stone walls." 9. "He thought about it all day, how before Leslie came, he had been a nothing. …

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