Monday, January 28, 2008

Answers to St. Quiz the Obscure and a new small quiz

1. Indian Captive.
2. Theatre Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.
3. Sorrow's Song by Larry Callen.
4. Roller Skates.
5. Alan Mendelsohn, The Boy From Mars by Daniel M. Pinkwater.
6. The View From Saturday
7. Cornelli by Johanna Spryri.

Good job to those of you who got these and boo hiss to me for going a bit far on the obscurity scale for some of them.

New Quiz!

1. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
2. It was January in northern New York State, sixty-seven years ago.
3. Even when the last of the medicine bottles were cleared away and she was supposed to have "had" convalescence, Harriet did not get well.
4. She scowled at her glass of orange juice.
5. Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest.

15 comments:

Gary Oxford said...

Hey. I might actually know one this time. Is #1 Holes?

liz said...

It is!!! You actually also know #5. Especially if you took French.

Angela said...
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purple_kangaroo said...

Oh, I should have known Cornelli. I kept thinking it sounded familiar. I love Spyri's less-well-known books.

I'll have to think about the new ones. I'm certain you'll know at least a few of the ones I just posted over at my place, though.

purple_kangaroo said...

Hey, did you just change your #2?
I know it . . . it's Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

I'm pretty sure I've read at least a couple of the others, too, but have to think about them. Saw the answer to #1 already.

allison said...

1. Holes
2. Farmer Boy

I don't know the rest, although # 3 is tantalizingly familiar.

purple_kangaroo said...

Hmmm, well 3 and 4 are books I haven't read. 5 I think I read once a very long time ago.

liz said...

Genevieve got #5! Lady, you still need to get yourself a blog.

liz said...

Hints for #3 and #4.

#3 is a book I mentioned over at Library Mom. It's by Noel Streatfeild and, sadly, it's out of print.

#4 is a wonderful kickass book. Magic. War. Horses. Female empowerment. And it looks like it just came back into print.

Magpie said...

I love this. I don't know ANY OF THESE.

I think I may have to steal this concept.

debangel said...

Wow, I actually got #1 right off the bat! What a nifty idea! Thsi doesn't remind me so much of reading the books as a child as it does reading my mom's classroom books (she was an ESL teacher) whenever I flew out to visit her, since I always ran out of reading material by the time my flight ended. Thanks, Liz, for bringing back some great memories, even if they weren't the ones you might have imagined!

You know what would be a great "April Fools"-type idea in this theme? The first sentence from a bunch of sappy romance novels!

Madeleine said...

I don't know for sure, but I think #3 might be "The Long Secret"?

Madeleine said...

Oh, wait, you gave a hint for #3. Never mind.

Madeleine said...

I am reduced to cheating. Google says there are actually two books that start with #4. But one involves a car accident and the other involves magic, and I think you mean the magical one, so now I will request it from the library!

liz said...

Yes, it's the magic one.