Wednesday, 16 March 2011



Only two solutions to the recent Beastly Books Quiz were received.

The winner was Good Dog who brilliantly succeeded in naming all 40 titles and their authors.

Runners-up were Sheila and Roger who correctly identified an impassive 34 titles and filled in their six gaps with such inventive suggestions as E/PS: Echidnas by Phil Sludgebucket and TW/EB: Two Whales by Elizabeth Barnacle!

Anyway, many congratulations to GD and R&S!

Here's the full list of correct answers...

1) Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

2) The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

3) The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

4) King Solomon's Ring by Konrad Lorenz

5) Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

6) Moby Dick by Herman Melville

7) A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

8) The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

9) The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

10) White Fang by Jack London

11) Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

12) The Goshawk by T H White

13) Horton Hears a Who! by Dr Seuss

14) Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten

15) The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter

16) Born Free by Joy Adamson

17) The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

18) National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

19) The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams

20) Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T S Eliot

21) The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

22) A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

23) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

24) Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw

25) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

26) Equus by Peter Shaffer

27) The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast by Alan Aldridge and William Plomer (after William Roscoe)

28) Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight

29) The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

30) Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

31) The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

32) The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis

33) The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

34) Stuart Little by E B White

35) The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle

36) The Wombles by Elisabeth Beresford

37) All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

38) The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

39) The House at Pooh Corner by A A Milne

40) My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

41) The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

42) The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

43) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

44) The Horse and His Boy by C S Lewis

45) Roverandom by J R R Tolkien

46) Animal Farm by George Orwell

47) Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

48) War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

49) The Rescuers by Margery Sharp

50) Elephant Bill by J H Williams

Image: Noah's Ark (1846) by Edward Hicks


Sheila said...

Congratulations to the winner ...

... and lots of groans here as we saw how we failed on some of the easier answers! Sometimes one can try too hard and miss the obvious. But thanks for the quiz - we enjoyed having a go.

The books for which I was looking and which weren't on the list are:

The Owl Service by Alan Garner
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The Pope's Rhinoceros by Lawrence Norfolk

Geno said...

Conrats folks! I was going to give this a shot and just sort of forgot about it. Probably wouldn't have got them all though. Some of those title I haven't thought of in a long time...

Brian Sibley said...

Sheila – Thanks for giving us the answers to your puzzlers. I thought TLATU was The Lion and the Unicorn; didn't see TOS/AG even though I had considered putting it on the list (Doh!); and I have never heard of The Pope's Rhinoceros, but it sounds intriguing. Also just remembered that I had meant to include Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Oh, well, too late now...

Geno – Just think of all the time you saved!!