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And whose home is this?

See if you can identify these famous animal characters in children's literature by where they lived.

1. What little Spanish bull liked to just sit under a cork tree and smell the flowers instead of fighting in the ring?

2. What surly rat complained about his temporary home in a crate with a soon-to-be-famous pig?

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3. What Dr. Seuss pachyderm sat on a nest in a tree as a favor to a bird friend named Mayzie?

4. What peace-loving, Lilliputian creatures wearing bright colors, but seldom shoes, called their home Middle Earth?

5. Who hid, ears up, in a "tiny sprinkling pail" in a toolshed?

6. Who lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders?

7. This musical insect took up residence in a Times Square newsstand. What was his name, and what was he?

8. What head of a family of field mice lived in a slightly damaged cinder block, abandoned in a garden?

9. What classy rodent rode a Fifth Avenue bus, raced a sailboat in Central Park (and won), and drove a little car north to try to find the bird of his dreams?

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ANSWERS

(1) Ferdinand, in 'The Story of Ferdinand,' by Munro Leaf, 1938.

(2) Templeton, in 'Charlotte's Web,' by E.B. White, 1952.

(3) Horton, in 'Horton Hatches the Egg,' by Dr. Seuss, 1940.

(4) The Hobbits, in 'The Hobbit,' by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937.

(5) Peter, in 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit,' by Beatrix Potter, 1904.

(6) Winnie-the-Pooh (bear), in 'Winnie-the-Pooh,' by A.A. Milne, 1926.

(7) Chester, a cricket, in 'The Cricket in Times Square,' by George Selden, 1960.

(8) Mrs. Frisby, in 'Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh,' by Robert O'Brien, 1971.

(9) Stuart, the hero-mouse of 'Stuart Little,' by E.B. White, 1945.

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