Family Trivia

Holiday time is family time: parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, brothers . . . and sisters.

Have you noticed how many middle-grade classics feature a big sister in charge? Or, if not in charge, then someone to be evaded, outsmarted or put up with!

Can you name the big sisters of the characters listed below?

Here’s a hint: the characters appear in the following books (not necessarily in the same order!):

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle; The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin; Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; Kira-Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata; Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild ; The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall; Dicey’s Song, by Cynthia Voigt; The Story of the Treasure Seekers, by E. Nesbit; From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg; Surviving the Applewhites, by Stephanie S. Tolan; Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary.

Answers are here.

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