Many classic kids' books are more likely to bring tears than a smile, leaving kids down in the dumps bemoaning the fate of yet another dog. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of some of the saddest books in the history of children's literature.
Which of these gut-wrenching books was written by E.B. White?
Which character dies at the end of "Charlotte's Web"?
What year was "The Giving Tree" released?
True or false: "Love You Forever" was written about dead babies.
Who are Old Dan and Little Ann?
Who chooses mortal life over immortality in "Tuck Everlasting"?
Who is the main character in "The Witches"?
What happens to Bruno at the end of "The Witches"?
turns into a frog
turns into a mouse
What sad children's book was written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings?
What happens to Flag at the end of "The Yearling"?
Jody kills him.
He dies of natural causes.
He's hit by a car.
What tear-jerker is also known as "How Toys Become Real"?
"The Happy Prince"
"The Velveteen Rabbit"
"Sylvester and the Magic Pebble"
What disease kills the rabbit's owner in "The Velveteen Rabbit"?
What 10-year-old boy went to Birmingham in 1963?
What traumatic children's classic was penned by Fred Gipson?
"Bridge to Terabithia"
What disease befalls Old Yeller?
Who wrote "The Happy Prince"?
What year was "The Giver" published?
Who is given the job of Receiver of Memory in "The Giver"?
Who does Jonas take with him when he flees the community?
What depressing children's book features 11-year-old Marty Preston?
"The Happy Prince"
What year was "Bridge to Terabithia" released?
What happens to new kid Leslie in "Bridge to Terabithia"?
She lives a long, happy life.
She becomes ill but recovers.
Who speaks for the trees in a 1971 Dr. Seuss book?
the Giving Tree
Which character dies in "Little Women"?
What year was "The Secret Garden" released?
What is the name of the young girl who comes to live with Mr. Craven in "The Secret Garden"?
Who wrote "Tiger Eyes"?
Laura Ingalls Wilder
What killed "The Little Prince"?
What animal changes into a rock in "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble"?
Whose father gets kidnapped to another planet in "A Wrinkle in Time"?