Monday, March 01, 2010

Top 10 food scenes in Children's literature

1. Maria's tea party in The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
2. Famous Five picnics in the series by Enid Blyton
3. Robber tea in The Box of Delights by John Masefield
4. Marilla's raspberry cordial in Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
5. Apples and books in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
6. Milly-Molly-Mandy's muffins in Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
7. William in the sweetshop in William's New Year's Day from Just William by Richmal Crompton
8. Pippi's pancakes in Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
9. Paddington's elevenses in Paddington Bear by Michael Bond
10. Match tea jammy buns in In the Fifth at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
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Eni said...

I am exhilarated to learn that The Famous Five come in the second place in your favorite food scenes in Children's literature. In fact,
I have a segment sub-titled, "Food in Blytonian Literature" in my book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (
Stephen Isabirye

Kay said...

I'd add the Mad Hatter's tea party... Carroll original version cos the Burton one, while very very cool, was a bit too creepy to be in the same list as Marilla's cooking.