Friday, December 3, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Natalie Babbitt classic leaves Jesse Tuck stuck as a perpetual teen, after a sip from the fountain of youth?

Classics: What Thomas Hardy novel sees the Yeobright family tromp up and down old Egdon Heath?

Non-Fiction: What Farley Mowat book told of his excursion into the Arctic to find why caribou were vanishing?

Book Club: What Mark Medoff play finds a teacher at a school for the deaf engaged in a sign-language battle of wits with a rebellious kitchen-maid?

Authors: What romance author, living in Invergowie by Dundee, was Scotland's highest-earning writer until J.K. Rowling started bewitching readers?

Book Bag: What Elmore Leonard book stars "Big Bob Gibbs, a judge who likes to throw the book at crooks?


Amanda said...

Is it weird that when I see that classics question, I get all nostalgic for a reading experience earlier this year? It makes me want to run and pick up another Hardy!! That would be Return of the Native. As for the idea!! :D

Karen said...

Tuck Everlasting
Return of the Native (ugh)
No idea on the others, unfortunately

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Tuck Everlasting
Classics: Return of the Native
Non-Fiction: ?
Book Club: Children of a Lesser God
Authors: ?
Book Bag: I haven't read this, but I"m guessing Maximum Bob. What's with all the Elmore Leonard questions?

Betty (Beth) said...

Childrens: Tuck Everlasting

Sadly, that's all I know, but at least I knew one! :-)

kittiesx3 said...

There is no way it's Friday already :-(

Avid Reader said...

Children's: Tuck Everlasting

I love that book.

Memory said...

Non-Fiction: NEVER CRY WOLF.

We studied it in school, along with most of Mowat's other work. I think they made a movie, too; I remember him eating mice to prove that the wolves subsisted off of those, not the caribou.

Eva said...

The only one I've got is Never Cry Wolf! But I've been mulling over giving Hardy another chance next year, and now I keep seeing him mentioned in blog posts. I think the universe is telling me something. ;)

Jeanne said...

Children's: Tuck Everlasting
Classics: The Return of the Native
Non-Fiction: Never Cry Wolf
Book Club: Children of a Lesser God
Authors: Rosamunde Pilcher
Book Bag: Maximum Bob

Amanda,I don't think it's weird, as I get that way for almost every one I know the answer for!

Harriet, I was thinking as I typed this one "what's with all the Elmore Leonard questions?" He is one of my least favorite authors.

Memory, I remember that part!

Eva, I read all of Hardy as an adolescent, which makes the moodiness easier to take.