In the 18th Century one man, John Newberry, became known as the “Father of Children's Literature”. He was the first publisher to devote himself to publishing books for children. Two of his better known works are A Pretty Little Pocket Book in 1744 and The Renowned History of Little Goody Two Shoes in 1765. Most children’s books of the time still contained moral lessons, such as Thomas Day’s History of Sandfordand Merton or Mary Wollstonecraft's Original Stories from Real Life.
This is the second of our four quizzes on the genre of children's literature which will, hopefully, invoke memories of your childhood reading. Will you be able to name the prophetic rabbit in Watership Down or the writer of The Happy Prince and Other Tales? Do you know which century was the setting for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Try your hand at this fun quiz and see how much you can remember from your childhood.
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