children's Literature?

ITwo questions about children's literature.

t is one of the top selling book sof all times which has sent many a child swiftly to the "land of nod". A favorite bedtime story. What is______________

The dangers that they face are greatly magnified and require creative ingenuity to overcome. You may even have soem in your home. Who are__________________________

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Interesting questions!

    1) The Land of Nod was actually a real location in is mentioned in the bible book of Genesis as the place that Cain fled to after killing his brother Able. Therefore, as the bible is still the best selling book of all time, this might be the answer.

    However, as the bible is unlikely to be considered Children's Literature, the answer is more likely to be "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson, which contains a poem titled "The Land of Nod". This was a best selling children's title.

    More recently, Neil Gaiman used the term to refer to The Dreaming in his "Sandman" series of graphic novels. "The Land of Nod" appears in or is referred to in many children's books, usually representing sleep or dreams.

    The answer probably isn't "Peter Pan" as that's "Never-Never Land!"

    There is also this popular traditional lullaby:

    Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod

    Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe;

    Sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.

    "Where are you going and what do you wish?" the old moon asked the three.

    "We've come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.

    Nets of silver and gold have we," said Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

    The old moon laughed and sang a song as they rocked in the wooden shoe.

    And the wind that sped them all night long ruffled the waves of dew.

    Now the little stars are the herring fish that live in that beautiful sea;

    "Cast your nets wherever you wish never afraid are we!"

    So cried the stars to the fishermen three - Winkin', and Blinkin', and Nod.

    So all night long their nets they threw to the stars in the twinkling foam.

    'Til down from the skies came the wooden shoe bringing the fisherman home.

    'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed as if it could not be.

    Some folks say 'twas a dream they dreamed of sailing that misty sea.

    But I shall name you the fisherman three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

    Now Winkin' and Blinkin' are two little eyes and Nod is a little head.

    And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies is a wee one's trundle bed.

    So close your eyes while mother sings of the wonderful sights that be.

    And you shall see those beautiful things as you sail on the misty sea,

    Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

    2) This is almost certainly "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton. A series of books about a race of small people who face enormous danger from what they call "Human Beans!" They live hidden away in our houses, and with great creative ingenuity they "borrow" items from humans which they adapt to their own use; for example, a borrowed toothpick may be used as a dagger, or a spoon as a shovel.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    properly, think of roughly great books written for babies interior the previous. forget with regard to the guy who stated "lots of photographs and little or no words"; he/she's employing an trouble-free stereotype that certainly is a some distance cry from the certainty. some great books that have been written for babies interior the previous are: The Hobbit (definite, while i replaced into in 6th grade a incredible volume of the 11- and 12-3 hundred and sixty 5 days-olds had study AND enjoyed Tolkien's mythical prequel to The Lord of the jewellery), thoughts with matters like that of The Time device and experience to the middle of the Earth, and small paperbacks concerning young ones who grow to be swept right into a tide of magical deeds and journey. "RPG-form novels" approximately babies and magic are very generic in this time and age, particularly interior the wake of J. ok. Rowling's epic series, Harry Potter, which netted her BILLIONS of greenbacks and an real Knighthood (when you consider that she lives interior the united kingdom of great Britain). even with the undeniable fact that thoughts of delusion and magic are standard between babies, different subjects, especially technology fiction and frightening thoughts, are additionally enjoyed interior the objective audience variety of 8 to 12 years. in case you fairly need to win the competition, even with the undeniable fact that, delusion-form yarns are in all possibility a thank you to flow. As for particular pointers to bear in mind while writing for babies, you're able to no longer be too diffused. on the least, heavily mean significant events such by using fact the dying of a character; babies of the variety you're required to place in writing for at the instant are not thick, yet prefer to no longer doubt themselves while analyzing a short tale or novel. additionally, if you're going to make a narrative with particular overtones of somberness or gloom... do no longer. do exactly no longer. if you're going to have a tragic scene, merely flow each and each of ways and attempt to make your objective audience shed a tear. Paragraphs of drab moping will drag on the ideas of a 9-3 hundred and sixty 5 days-previous and could merely be tedious for them to study. finally, I desire you success! Writing for babies could be exciting from time to time, even with the undeniable fact that it could additionally be doubt-weighted down and difficult. as long as money's in touch, even with the undeniable fact that, i could provide it a shot... heh heh...

  • 1 decade ago

    1) Quantum Mechanics Simulations (ISBN 0-471-54884-7),

    Puts those kids to sleep every time!

    2)Stan Broadsky and Steven Hawking?

  • AskAsk
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    My guesses:

    Peter Pan / J.M. Barrie

    The Borrowers / Mary Norton

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  • DeeDee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    is Harry Potter anywhere in there?

    Would like to know the answer to both

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't know any of these but would like to know the answer of the 1st one lol !!!

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