Friday, 19 March 2010

VOTE FOR TOP 2 HEROES POLL AND BOOK GIVEAWAY COMPETITION - Closes 24th March 2010

The preliminary votes are in and it's been a fascinating process with nearly 200 separate s/hero candidates proposed by all of you--sterling work, and thanks to all who slaved over their top 10 lists.  The leads kept changing in both categories until the last couple of days, when it became clear who the top runners would be. There are, in no particular order, 7 contenders for the final TOP SPOT in each category because there were some ties and I didn't think it was fair for me to do the choosing.  I think it's a much better and more representative list than the Guardian one--but as you will see--they did get some right.

WHAT NOW? HOW DO YOU WIN SIGNED COPIES OF MY FIRST FOUR GREEK BEASTS AND HEROES BOOKS?

THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER:
  1. VOTE for your TOP HERO and your TOP SHERO in the two polls.  Only ONE CHOICE from each poll is allowed, so please choose your favourite from those.
  2. Answer BOTH of the fairly fiendish questions (each answer is associated with one of the poll s/heroes)  below, and put your answers in the COMMENTS BOX.
Question 1: Which book does this line come from: "She heard something rustling on the matting, and when she looked down she saw a little snake gliding along and watching her with eyes like jewels." Hint: This shero grew up in India, but moved somewhere colder.
Question 2: Where exactly is Ten Alders, and what was the birthname of the child who lived there? Hint: This hero went on to be a great wizard.

That's it! All correct answers will go into a hat. The Number 1 Children's Book Shero and Hero  will be announced and the competition winner will be drawn on Wednesday 24th March.  Good Luck--and thanks to everyone for entering!

22 comments:

Jo Treggiari said...

Fiendish is right!!!!

pulling these answers completely out of my.. hat.....
1) A Little Princess

2) ???? ummm. It's in Gloucestershire. David Copperfield.

Lucy Coats said...

Have another go, Jo--I've taken your advice and put up hints. Maybe they were just TOO fiendish! Everyone should be in with a chance of getting them right now...I hope.

kathryn evans said...

Q1- Mary Lennox
Q2 - Earthsea and Duny.....
Where exactly is Mrs Pepperpot - what is wrong with everyone? Going to be controversy Lucy.....

Jo Treggiari said...

Ok, now there are hints so I'm going to say:
1) A Little Princess
2) the Island of Gont/ Ged

Gillian Philip said...

VERY fiendish!

Q1: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Q2: Ten Alders is on the island of Gont in Earthsea, 'high on the mountain at the head of the Northward Vale.'
Ged's birth name was Duny.

Sheep Rustler said...

Q1. The Secret Garden

Q2. The island of Gont in Earthsea, birthname Duny.

greenspace said...

hmm, I was over-confidently thinking, oh they're easy! then realised I'd forgotten Ged's birthname :-(

Q1: The Secret Garden <3
Q2: The Island of Gont; Duny - I did go and look it up - beautiful scene when he walks into the river Ar nameless and emerges shivering & dripping to receive his true name.

驚訝 said...

good, excellent, nice job!!........................................

Lucy Coats said...

Keep those answers coming--everyone who's correct will go into a hat at the end to see who wins the books. Thanks to all who've voted and entered so far.

Shazza said...

Q1. The Secret Garden
Q2. The island of Gont in Earthsea

KMLockwood said...

The Secret Garden
The Isle of Gont (Earthsea) where Ged Sparrowhawk was Duny

I made a typo earlier!

Linda said...

1) The Secret Garden
2) Ten Alders is in Gont, in Earthsea. Ged, the child who lived there, had Duny as his birthname.

Good quiz!
Linda

lovely treez said...

1.The Secret Garden
2. On the island of Gont in the world of Earthsea and his birthname was Duny.

Thank you for bringing back fond memories of my favourite childhood reads!

www.lovelytreez.com

Wendy said...

Q1. The Secret Garden
Q2. The island of Gont in Earthsea

Caroline said...

Q1.The Secret Garden

Q2. The island of Gont in Earthsea and the birthname is Duny/Ged.

madwippitt said...

1. The Secret Garden
2. Gont in the Earthsea Archipelago, birthname Duny.

All the Earthsea books are fabulous, but oddly enough I've never read SG, only seen the many films and TV adaptations of it - but I do have happy memories of reading The Painted Garden by Noel Streatfield which was about a child taking part in a film of the book. The bit I remember most vividly is when she needs to cry but can't, so they show her pictures of her dog Chewing Gum, back in England ... anyone else come across this book?

Carl said...

1. Mary Lennox of The Secret Garde
2. Ged of The Wizard of Earthsea and birthname Duny

Lucy Coats said...

madwippit--I seem to remember this book from the far and distant past--I did love Noel Streatfield, so most likely got it from the library as I certainly don't own it now. You must read Secret Garden at once--it is a wonderful book. At least I think so.

I do hope there's not going to be a tie at the top...still, 22 hrs to go before voting closes.

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

1. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

2. On the island of Gont, in Earthsea; Duny


(WV: misonewy - one who hates newbies)

Keren David said...

Absolutely loved The Painted Garden, one of my favourites books ever..And Jane a favourite character.

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Mary Lennox from Frances Hodgon Burnett's the Secret Garden.
Ten Alders is high on the mountain on the head of the Nortward Vale of the island of Gont in Earthsea - and the boy's birthname was Duny.

Lucy Coats said...

I've put all the correct answers into the hat,
AND THE WINNER IS.....

LOVELY TREEZ!

Congratulations, Teresa--I've sent you an email. Thanks to everyone for entering.

 
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