Which Children's Book Is This Famous Line From?

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How well do you remember these lines from the books you read as a child? Take this quiz to find out.

From the stories we enjoyed at bedtime to the books we read as beginning readers, children's books have had a memorable impact on our lives. Lines from Dr. Seuss' "Cat in the Hat", "Green Eggs and Ham," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" are so embedded in our memories that they are easily recalled. Fairy tales such as Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella are stories most of us can recall as if we last read them yesterday. And beginning reader books such as "Black Beauty," "Alice in Wonderland" and The Berenstain Bears remain a part of our childhoods whether we read them ourselves or they were part of family or school story time. Children's books are so enjoyable that they stand the test of time, becoming new favorites for new generations as we pass them along to our own children.

So, we've got a challenge for you. Dig deep into your memory and sift through this quiz to see how many of these famous lines from classic children's books you can remember. We'll give you the line; you name the book.

Let's get started!

"One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry."

This line is from "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle. The book was first published in 1969.

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"I sat there with Sally. We sat here we two and we said 'How we wish we had something to do.'"

This line is from "The Cat in the Hat," by Dr. Seuss. The book was first published in 1957.

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"Off with his head!"

This line is from "Alice In Wonderland," by Lewis Carroll. The book was originally published in 1865.

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"The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it."

This line is from "Black Beauty," by Anna Sewell. The book was first published in 1877.

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"All children, except one, grow up."

This line is from "Peter Pan," by J. M. Barrie. The book was first published over a century ago.

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"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines."

This line is from "Madeline," by Ludwig Bemelmans. The book was published in 1939.

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"The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home."

This line is from "The Wind in the Willows," by Kenneth Grahame. The book was first published in 1908.

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"Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong."

This line is from "The Little Engine that Could," by Watty Piper. The book was first published in 1930.

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"Most motorcars are conglomerations of steel and wire and rubber and plastic."

This is a line from "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang," by Ian Fleming. The book was originally published in 1964.

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"It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest."

This is a line from "The Jungle Book," by Rudyard Kipling. The book was first published in 1894.

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"Where's Papa going with that axe?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast."

This line is from "Charlotte's Web," by E.B. White. The book was first published in 1952.

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

This is a line from "The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The book was first published in 1911.

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"'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."

This line is from "Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott. The book was first published in 1868.

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"Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy."

This line is from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," by C. S. Lewis. The book was first published in 1950.

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"These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket."

This line is from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," by Roald Dahl. The book was first published in 1964.

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"Here is Edward Bear, coming down the stairs now, bump bump bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin"

This line is from "Winnie-the-Pooh," by A.A. Milne. The book was first published in 1926.

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"Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were-Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter."

This line is from "Peter Rabbit," by Beatrix Potter. The book was first published in 1902.

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"Hard by a great forest dwelt a poor wood-cutter with his wife and his two children."

This line is from "Hansel and Gretel," by the Brothers Grimm. The book was first published in 1812.

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

This line is from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," by J. K. Rowling. The book was first published in 1997.

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“When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.”

This line is from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," by J.R.R. Tolkien. The book was first published in 1954.

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"Once there was a little girl called Sophie. She was having tea with her mummy in the kitchen. Suddenly there was a ring at the door. Sophie’s mummy said 'I wonder who that could be?'"

This line is from "The Tiger Who Came to Tea," by Judith Kerr. The book was first published in 1968.

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"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good."

This line is from "The Gruffalo," by Julia Donaldson. The book was first published in 1999.

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"Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother."

This line is from "Little Red Riding Hood," by Jacob Grimm. The book was first published in the 17th century.

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"It was Mrs. May who first told me about them."

This line is from "The Borrowers," by Mary Norton. The book was first published in 1952.

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"Once upon a time there was a piece of wood."

This line is from "Pinocchio," by Carlo Collodi. The book was first published in 1883.

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"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink."

This is a line from "I Capture the Castle," by Dodie Smith. The book was first published in 1948.

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"The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon."

This line is from "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding. The book was first published in 1954.

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"You don't know about me without you have read a book called 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' but that ain't no matter."

This line is from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain. The book was first published in 1884.

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"Marley was dead, to begin with."

This line is from "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. The book was first published in 1843.

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"The year that Buttercup was born, the most beautiful woman in the world was a French scullery maid named Annette."

This line is from "The Princess Bride," by William Goldman. The book was first published in 1973.

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"Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife."

This line is from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by Frank Baum. The book was originally published in 1900.

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"Once upon a time, a little girl named Laura traveled in a covered wagon across the giant prairie."

This line is from "Little House on the Prairie," by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The book was first published in 1932.

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"The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfield lies at the foot of a mountain range, whose grim rigged peaks tower high above the valley below."

This line is from "Heidi," by Johanna Spyri. The book was first published in 1881.

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“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

This line is from "Matilda," by Roald Dahl. The book was first published in 1988.

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“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

This line is from "Horton Hears a Who," By Dr. Seuss. The book was first published in 1954.

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