~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.)
~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses in the comments.
~ You don’t have to guess on all ten; guess on the ones you know.
~ I’ll update the post by putting the lines in bold and adding titles and authors when someone gets one correct.
~ Have fun!
1. Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg – guessed by Kristin
2. It was a dark and stormy night. – A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle – guessed by Raidergirl
3. “Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. – Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White – guessed by Kathy
4. These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket. – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl – guessed by Kathy
5. The primroses were over. – Watership Down, Richard Adams – guessed by JoAnn
6. Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith – guessed by Kristin
7. Harriet was trying to explain to Sport how to play Town. – Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh – guessed by Kristin
8. I am on my mountain in a tree home that people have passed without ever knowing that I am here. – My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George – guessed by Nicola
9. During the summer of 1941, every weekday morning at the top of the tide, McCall Purnell and I would board my skiff and go progging for crab. – Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson – guessed by Kristin
10. There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. – The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman – guessed by Kristin