Wednesday, May 9, 2012

First Lines

This week is Children's Book Week.

Join us for this week's programs:

Storytime -  Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, and Friday morning.  See details on the Storytime tab above.

Elementary programs - Saturday morning and afternoon.  See details on the Mother's Day Tea tab above.  If you haven't read a book specifically for this event, join us anyway.  Everyone is welcome.  Please register, so we'll know how many people to expect. 

Try this quiz about picture books or see how many chapter books you can identify by their first lines here:

1.  First of all, let me get something straight.  This is a JOURNAL, not a diary.

2.  When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse.

3.  It was a dark and stormy night.

4.  Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.

5.  When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.

6.  Brian Robeson stared out the window of the small plane at the endless green northern wilderness below.

7.  Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

8.  Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.

9.  If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.

10.  All children, except one, grow up.

11.  This story begins within the walls of a castle, with the birth of a mouse.

12.  If someone had asked Jared Grace what jobs his brother and sister would have when they grew up, he would have had no trouble replying.

13.  Matthias cut a comical little figure as he wobbled his way along the cloisters, with his large sandals flip-flopping and his tail peeping from beneath the baggy folds of an oversized novice’s habit.

See the comments for the answers.

1 comment:

  1. Answers: 1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid, 2 Stuart Little, 3 A Wrinkle in Time, 4 The Lightning Thief, 5 The Secret Garden, 6 Hatchet, 7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 8 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 9 The Bad Beginning (Series of Unfortunate Events), 10. Peter Pan, 11 The Tale of Despereuax, 12 The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles), 13 Redwall