The Answers to the First Quite Niche Children’s Literature Christmas Quiz

As promised, here are the answers to the quiz I posted on December 24th. How did you do? 🙂

Round One: Boarding School Stories

  1. A lot of H D’s at the S = A Lot of Hot Doctors at the Sanatorium
  2. Eleven M having breakfast at F = Eleven Maynards Having Breakfast At Freudesheim
  3. One L P telling stories in the A = One Little Princess Telling Stories In The Attic
  4. One C S in E = One Chalet School In Exile
  5. One R M playing Tennis at T = One Rebecca Mason playing tennis at Trebizon

Round TwoMid-Twentieth Century Classics

  1. One T listening to a clock striking T = One Tom listening to a clock striking Thirteen
  2. Five F O solving crimes = Five Find Outers solving crimes
  3. One P R left behind = One Pink Rabbit left behind
  4. Two C (and one goose-boy) having adventures at W C = Two cousins (and one goose-boy) having adventures at Willoughby Chase
  5. Four S and Two A not drowning like duffers = Four Swallows and Two Amazons not drowning like duffers

Round Three: Picture Books

  1. One E causing havoc at the P = One Eloise causing havoc at the Plaza
  2. One M-M-M living in the nice white cottage with the thatched roof = One Milly-Molly-Mandy living in the nice white cottage with the thatched roof.
  3. One D being reunited with D = One Dave being reunited with Dogger
  4. Twelve little G in T straight lines = Twelve little girls in two straight lines
  5. One T having T with S = One tiger having tea with Sophie

Round Four: A bit of everything

  1. One H W (and one D W) solving mysteries = One Hazel Wong (and one Daisy Wells) solving mysteries
  2. Six members of the A G dancing in their N pants = Six members of the Ace Gang dancing in their nuddy pants
  3. One K of the Cascade Brumbies = One King of the Cascade Brumbies
  4. Nine M of the F of the R = Nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. (I did debate with myself whether this is a children’s book or not and turns out I very much think it is. However! I’m conscious that there’s debate on this topic so I’ll give you a bonus point for creative responses)
  5. One H K P the M, one Q S the G, one K E the J, one Q L the V – (or the four P siblings). = One High King Peter the Magnificent, one Queen Susan the Gentle, one King Edmund the Just, one Queen Lucy the Valiant – (or the four Pevensie siblings).

3 thoughts on “The Answers to the First Quite Niche Children’s Literature Christmas Quiz

  1. Well, these answers were in the main are lot less obscure than my little brain allowed for — there were at least half a dozen I should have twigged, and I even groaned over the Chalet School in Exile which I should’ve got from your Twitter handle. Well played there, Chalet Fan!

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