Favourite childhood book characters seem to have a special place in the hearts of many readers. Whether they are brave and adventurous or kind and smart, these characters are embedded with qualities that inspire children even as they transition into adulthood.
Commissioned by the Reading Agency, a survey was produced which sought to find UK’s most -loved childhood book character. Amicable, one-of-a-kind and characteristically adorable, Winnie-the-pooh held the crown.
A A Milne’s fictional and unforgettable teddy-bear warmed the hearts of many in a poll of 1,200 people. JK Rowling’s magical wizard took second place with Enid Blyton’s George, explorer boy from the Famous Five, landing a comfortable third. Bilbo Baggins earned fourth place, and Roald Dahl’s Matilda came in fifth.
Here’s a look at the list of characters in the vote.
-George, The Famous Five
-Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit
-Lucy, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
-The Cat in the Hat
-Spot the Dog
-Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web
-Mog, Meg and Mog
-Babar the Elephant
-The Little Prince
-Arrietty, The Borrowers
-Willie, Goodnight Mister Tom
-Stanley, Flat Stanley
-Babe, The Sheep Pig
-Lyra, Northern Lights
-Grace, Amazing Grace
There’s no doubt that some fantastic and cherished characters appeared on the list. But, who can resist the honey-loving bear and his adorable friendship with Christopher and co. Winnie-the-Pooh: what a wonderful winner.
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