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Do You Know These Classic Childhood Books From A Single Sentence?
by Isadora Teich
We all grew up with certain books as a key part of our childhood experience, but how well do you remember them? Test your nostalgic book savvy with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

A rowdy little boy travels to a land of monsters.

  • "Winnie-the-Pooh"
  • "One Crazy Summer"
  • "Where The Wild Things Are"
  • "Matilda"

A spider tries to save a pig's life by weaving compliments into her web.

  • "Amelia Bedelia"
  • "Charlotte's Web"
  • "The Giving Tree"
  • "Where The Wild Things Are"

A boy has a day so bad that it makes him want to move to Australia.

  • "Winnie-the-Pooh"
  • "Because of Winn-Dixie"
  • "Clifford The Big Red Dog"
  • "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

A bunny's bedtime ritual involves saying goodnight to objects in the bedroom.

  • "Alice In Wonderland"
  • "Goodnight Moon"
  • "Make Way for Ducklings"
  • "The Snowy Day"

A young orphan boy enters a giant magical peach and goes on an adventure to escape his mean aunts.

  • "The BFG"
  • "James and the Giant Peach"
  • "The Lion and the Mouse"
  • "Goodnight Moon"

A wealthy and miserable orphan tries to find a hidden garden and discovers the love and family she always wanted.

  • "The Giving Tree"
  • "The Secret Garden"
  • "Captain Underpants"
  • "Alice In Wonderland"

A small, home-loving creature ends up going on a quest for treasure with dwarfs and a wizard.

  • "The Invention of Hugo Cabaret"
  • "Where The Wild Things Are"
  • "The Hobbit"
  • "Goodnight Moon"

A poor boy explores a magical chocolate factory owned by an eccentric chocolatier.

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
  • "The Little Prince"
  • "The Giving Tree"
  • "Make Way For Ducklings"

Sam-I-Am tries to get his picky friend to try an unusual breakfast dish.

  • "The Cat In The Hat"
  • "Green Eggs And Ham"
  • "The Secret Garden"
  • "Swimmy"

An old man sets off to find one cat and ends up with way more cats than he planned on having.

  • "Millions of Cats"
  • "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble"
  • "The Giver"
  • "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"

A honey-loving teddy bear has adventures with his animal friends and a young boy.

  • "Winnie-the-Pooh"
  • "The Giver"
  • "A Wrinkle In Time"
  • "Tar Beach"

A grandma witch's helper accidentally cooks way too much pasta in a magic pot.

  • "Strega Nona"
  • "Clifford The Big Red Dog"
  • "Matilda"
  • "The Little Prince"

Soldiers trick villagers into cooking them a feast with a stone.

  • "The Giver"
  • "Madeline"
  • "James and the Giant Peach"
  • "Stone Soup"

12 little girls live in a Catholic boarding school in Paris, but the smallest one is the bravest.

  • "Matilda"
  • "The Snowy Day"
  • "The BFG"
  • "Madeline"

A young boy tries to rescue a baby dragon.

  • "The Hobbit"
  • "My Father's Dragon"
  • "Madeline"
  • "A Sick Day for Amos McGee"

Despite being very different, a frog and toad always have each other's backs.

  • "Frog and Toad Are Friends"
  • "Goodnight Moon"
  • "Pink and Say"
  • "The Arrival"

A young boy deals with his troublesome younger brother.

  • "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"
  • "Strega Nona"
  • "Locomotion"
  • "Harriet the Spy"

A young girl spies on her neighbors and friends and takes notes to help with her future dream career -- being a writer.

  • "Matilda"
  • "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
  • "Chains"
  • "Harriet The Spy"

A tree gives every last part of herself to a boy as he grows into an old man.

  • "The Giving Tree"
  • "Corduroy"
  • "Curious George"
  • "Holes"

A ravenous caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.

  • "The Little Prince"
  • "Swimmy"
  • "Ben's Trumpet"
  • "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

A cat in a tall hat shows up and changes a rainy day into an adventure for two kids.

  • "Bridge to Terabithia"
  • "The Cat in the Hat"
  • "Ramona the Pest"
  • "Hatchet"

A small, furry creature stands up for nature against a greedy villain.

  • "The Snowy Day"
  • "The Lorax"
  • "Olivia"
  • "Caps for Sale"

A precocious monkey gets in a whole lot of trouble.

  • "Curious George"
  • "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"
  • "Freight Train"
  • "The Secret Garden"

A boy gives a demanding mouse a sweet treat.

  • "Meet Danitra Brown"
  • "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"
  • "The Phantom Tollbooth"
  • "Rumpelstiltskin"

A brilliant little girl with super powers overcomes the adults in her life who mistreat her.

  • "Harriet The Spy"
  • "Make Way For Ducklings"
  • "The Giving Tree"
  • "Matilda"

A pilot stranded in the Saharan desert meets a young boy.

  • "The Little Prince"
  • "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
  • "Rickshaw Girl"
  • "The Graveyard Book"

A young girl chases a rabbit into an absurd fantasy world.

  • "Alice In Wonderland"
  • "The BFG"
  • "The Little House"
  • "Jumanji"

Inmates in a Texas juvenile detention center are forced to dig a hole a day.

  • "Hatchet"
  • "Holes"
  • "Green Eggs and Ham"
  • "Strega Nona"

Two lonely children imagine a magical forest kingdom.

  • "Bread and Jam For Frances"
  • "Bridge to Terabithia"
  • "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH"
  • "Where the Sidewalk Ends"

A girl with super strength lives on her own with animal friends and has adventures.

  • "Harriet The Spy"
  • "Pippi Longstocking"
  • "The Giver"
  • "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Four siblings save a fantasy world from an evil witch.

  • "Strega Nona"
  • "Stone Soup"
  • "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
  • "The Hobbit"

Two siblings get in too deep when playing a magical jungle-themed board game.

  • "The Secret Garden"
  • "Jumanji"
  • "The Little Prince"
  • "Madeline"

A brave little fish uses his smarts to survive in the ocean.

  • "Alice In Wonderland"
  • "Swimmy"
  • "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"
  • "The Lorax"

A bored boy drives through a magic tollbooth in his toy car and goes on an epic quest.

  • "The Phantom Tollbooth"
  • "The BFG"
  • "Swimmy"
  • "Millions of Cats"

A girl in a small Florida town adopts an ugly stray dog.

  • "Because of Winn Dixie"
  • "The Cat In The Hat"
  • "Curious George"
  • "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"