Special Sub-Topic: Story People - Animal Crackers
|My name is Hunca Munca, and I was created by Beatrix Potter. One day I made a terrible mess in a dolls' house. What am I?
A mouse. Hunca Munca was one of the mice in "A Tale of Two Bad Mice". She and her husband, Tom Thumb, were angry because the food in the dolls' house was fake.
|I am a pig who is different from the rest of the piglets in my litter. I am very intelligent, and I learn how to herd sheep. I appear in Dick King-Smith's book "The Sheep-Pig". What is my name?|
Babe. Babe the pig was one of Dick King-Smith's most engaging creations. Mr King-Smith also created a pig named Saddlebottom. Wilbur is from E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" and Pigley is from an old book called "Pigley Plays Truant".
|My name was Ruth Hollis. I was created by author K.M. Peyton. I once owned a pony named "Fly", but I changed that name to "Fly-by-Night", which became the name of the book in which we appeared. I was always attracted to bad boys, so it wasn't all that odd that I married a young man with great musical ability and a criminal record. We had a little boy whom we called "Lud" as a pet name. After I outgrew Fly-by-Night, I had another pony. What was his name?|
Toadhill Flax. Ruth Hollis acquired Toadhill Flax (Toad) after she outgrew Fly. Ruth was in several books, including "The Team", "The Beethoven Medal", "Pennington's Heir" and "Marion's Angels", all by K.M. Peyton.
Black Beauty was a horse in "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell, Pheasant was in K.M. Peyton's "Flambards" series and Siani was in Monica Edwards' "Romney Marsh" series.
|Our names are Carbonel and Calidor. We appeared in a book by Barbara Sleigh which was also called "Carbonel and Calidor". We are father and son, and we have a close human friend named Rosemary Brown. What are we?|
Cats. Carbonel was a black witch's cat, and appeared in three books by Barbara Sleigh, including "Carbonel" and "The Kingdom of Carbonel" as well as "Carbonel and Calidor". When his owner sold her broomstick, Carbonel went to live with a child named Rosemary Brown.
|My name is Rapide. I am a pony with a supercilious look in my eyes. I dislike my new owner, and this person is really upset and can't understand it. After a while, we settle into a happy partnership. I live with a pony companion named Black Boy, and I feature in several books from one series. I was created by author Ruby Ferguson. Who is my owner?|
Jill Crewe. Jill Crewe, heroine and narrator of Ruby Ferguson's "Jill" series, was the owner of Rapide. She bought him especially for showjumping, but he didn't like her. Eventually, she discovered why and the situation was sorted out. Rapide first appeared in "Jill Has Two Ponies". Tamzin Grey's pony was called "Cascade". They appeared in Monica Edwards' "Romney Marsh" series. Patrick Merrick owned "Mr Buster" and "The Idiot Boy". He appeared in Antonia Forest's "Marlow" series. Joey Bettany, from "The Chalet School" series, didn't have a pony.
|I was a dog. I belonged to Jem Blythe, who was the son of Anne (Shirley) Blythe and her husband, Gilbert. I was terribly sad when Jem's brother Walter died, and it was because I didn't howl when Jem was missing in action during the war that Anne believed he was still alive. She was right! I was created by L.M. Montgomery. What was my name?|
Little Dog Monday. Little Dog Monday was Jem's dog. He is one of several dogs and cats that come and go through Montgomery's "Anne" books.
|I am a strange and bouncy animal living in the Hundred Acre Wood. I am a friend of Pooh Bear and Piglet. I was created by A.A. Milne. What is my name?|
Tigger. Tigger is the "strange and bouncy Tigger" who makes friends with young Roo in the wood. He likes Roo's strengthening medicine to drink, but doesn't care for haycorns.
|I am a Dalmatian, and I appear in the book "The Hundred and One Dalmations", by Dodie Smith. My husband Pongo and I had lots of puppies, and when they were kidnapped, we went to rescue them. For some reason, my name was changed in the film made from the book. What is my name in the book?|
Missis. Missis was the mother of the 15 puppies in the book and its sequel "The Starlight Barking".
|My name is Blinky Bill, and I was created by Dorothy Wall. I have a friend named Nutsy. I lived in the Australian bush, and had lots of adventures. What was I?|
A koala. Blinky Bill was a koala. He has always been a popular character and has appeared in many books, in a film and some TV series.
|We are called Little Bear and Little Swan, and we belong to an old man known as the Alm Uncle. We were created by Johanna Spyri, and you can read about us in a book called "Heidi". What are we?|
Goats. Little Bear and Little Swan were the goats Heidi loved. Peter the goatherd looked after them. The Alm Uncle used them for milk to make his cheese.
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