How to Start a Childrens BookGetting started with a children's book
Top 100 opening rows from children's literature
is not the only way to start a children's book." These are the 100 best opening rows from your favorite children's literature. "All but one, all but one. Living in Africa. "It was seven o'clock one very hot night in the Seeonee Mountains when Father Wolf awoke from his dormancy, scratching, yawning and spreading his feet one by one to get away from the oversleep sensation in their toes.
" "Where is Dad taking the axe?" said Far to her mom when they set the desk for breakfasts. "When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to stay with her uncles, everyone said she was the most unpleasant kid ever seen. "Christmas won't be Christmas without presents," complained Jo, laying on the carpet.
" "There were once four kids named Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy. "These two very old folks are Mr. Bucket's ancestors. Mr Popper, the housepainter, went home from work in the nice town of Stillwater. "and Max said, "I will finish you off," so he was sent to sleep without food.
" "One time on a cold winter's morning, when the mist was so thick and hard in the London street that the lights were lit and the window displays flamed with the same amount of petrol as at midnight, a strange-looking little gal was sitting in a taxi with her dad and was driving pretty slow through the big city.
" "Junker Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the remainder of these lords, who asked me to record all the details about the Isle of Treasures from the beginning to the end, and only because there are still treasures that are not yet uplifted, I take my feather in Year of Mercy 17-, and go back to the times when my dad held the Admiral Benbow Inn, and the old bay sailor, with the sword incision, first took up his accommodation under our shelter.
" "of the Fossil nuns on Cromwell Road. "Toughly by a large woods there was a penniless lumberjack living with his family. It was Hansel and the little Gretel. "They were not railroad kids in the beginning. "There was a little Sophie.
'" "One of the mice took a walk through the thick, darkness of the forest. "Once upon a while there was a sweet little maiden beloved by everyone who was looking at her, but especially by her grandma, and there was nothing she would not have given to the newborn.
So, she was always known as Little Red Riding Hood. "Johnny never knew exactly why he began to see the bodies. Bigger than a home, the Iron Man was standing at the top of the rock, on the edge, in the dark. "There was a kid named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost made it.
" "There was a times when there was..... You' re wrong, kids. There once was a log of timber. "When I walked out of the dark of the Filmhaus into the light of the sun, I had only two things on my mind: "Mrs. Rachel Lynde was living where the Avonlea highway was immersed in a small basin, lined with alder and lady's ears and crossed by a stream that had its origin in the forest of the old Cuthbertplatz" "The young man with the light hairs sank down the last meters of the cliff and began to look for his way to the Laguna.
" "I was taken to the airfield by my mom with the window down. "You don't know anything about me without reading a book entitled The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but it doesn't really make any difference. "Once upon a toothbrush. Perhaps it's just my hellitime.
Shears had the puppy laying on the turf in the centre of the turf in front of her home. "In a pit in the floor there was a habbit. "It is never a good concept to kidnap a child, but sometimes it has to be done. "Anna went home from work with Elsbeth, a schoolgirl.
" "Dokothy was living in the middle of the great plains of Kansas, with Uncle Henry, who was a peasant, and Aunt Em, who was the peasant's woman. "and his name was Tom. Farmers Boggis, Farm Bunce and Farmers Bean were theirs.
" "At the kirsch bash at last night's bash. "Once upon a while there were three geese to go up the hill to make themselves fattened, and the name of all three was "Gruff. Because I found my mom snooping under her arm.
" "At the end of a small city was an old covered backyard, and in the backyard was an old home, and in the home was Pippi Longstocking. There was a shadowy, darkness city on a shadowy, darkness hillside. "It was three mile from the train depot, but before the dust flying renting car had ratted for five minute, the kids started to stick their head out of the car windows and say: "Aren't we almost there?
" "There was a little boy named Dogger once. "It was Monday mornings, it was raining and it was the first Sunday at St. Barty's Primary School after the Christmas break. "Harmony and Rex Ruff Monty were sitting side by side in the old henhouse at the end of the garden."