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Scarecrow Children’s Book Quiz Answers

Following our excellent village Scarecrow weekend, here are the answers to the fiendish Children’s Book Quiz:

What is Matilda’s surname?                                                  Wormwood
What is Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend called?    Eeyore
Who were all the King’s horses and men unable to put together again?                                                                                              HumptyDumpty
What is the name of the Lion in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe?                                                                                     Aslan
What kind of animal is Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggy-Winkle?                                              .                                                                                                             Hedgehog
Who created Tracy Beaker?                                          Jacqueline Wilson
What was the name of Harry Potter’s pet owl?      Hedwig
Which character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland muttered “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late”?                                 White rabbit
In Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, what does Toad disguise himself as to escape from the prison?       Washerwoman
In the Mr Men, what is the secret of Mr Strong’s strength?  Eggs
What is the Gruffalo scared of?                                        Mouse
Where is Paddington Bear from?                                     Peru
What is the surname of John, Michael and Wendy in the Peter Pan story?                                                                                       Darling
In Charlotte’s Web, what is the name of the pig that Charlotte becomes friends with?                                                            Wilbur
In which English county is the novel The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett set?                                           Yorkshire

A New Village Walk


All villagers and friends are invited to a ‘Castle Hill Caper’ on Sunday, October 4th. Please meet at 1.00pm at the Rose and Crown. The walk is to Castle Hill – a good place for a stop to enjoy the views! – and back via Molly Carr Wood.


Click Screenshot to see a map of the route. It’s about seven miles and is fairly level except for the ascent up to the picnic stop.