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66 More Cool Boys of Children's Literature

Thanks to a variety of contributors (listed below) the list of cool boys of children's literature is now up to 126. Lagging behind the cool girls list a bit, but it's still early. I welcome your feedback. Many thanks to those who have contributed so far, and to those who have linked to the list! Here are the new additions to the list:

  1. Aaron from The Fallen quartet by Thomas E. Sniegoski
  2. Alec Ramsay from The Black Stallion (and sequels) by Walter Farley
  3. Alex Rider from the series (starting with Stormbreaker) by Anthony Horowitz
  4. Almanzo from Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. Andrew (Ender) Wiggin from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  6. Arthur in The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
  7. Arthur P. from the Keys of the Kingdom series (starting with Mister Monday) by Garth Nix
  8. Ben from Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  9. Benny and Henry from The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  10. Billy from Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  11. Boris, er, Morris from Freaky Friday and A Billion for Boris by Mary Rodgers
  12. Boy 412 from Magyk by Angie Sage
  13. Bran from The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
  14. John and Roger from Swallows and Amazons and the sequels by Arthur Ransome
  15. Danny from Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard
  16. Danny from Danny, the Champion of the World (Puffin Novels) by Roald Dahl
  17. David from The Boy Who Lost His Facee by Louis Sachar
  18. Dickon from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  19. Edek B. & Jan from Escape from Warsaw (Original title: The Silver Sword) by Ian Serraillier
  20. Edmund Pevensie (only in Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) by C. S. Lewis
  21. Eugenides from The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
  22. Florin from Mimus by Lilli Thal
  23. Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  24. Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  25. Harvey from Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
  26. Homer Price from Homer Price, Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
  27. Indigo Casson from Saffy's Angel (and sequels) by Hilary McKay
  28. Jack from the Prowlers quartet by Christopher Golden
  29. James from James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  30. Jeffrey from the The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
  31. Jemmy and Prince Brat (Horace) from The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  32. Joe from Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
  33. Jon from The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key
  34. Jonathan inThe Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
  35. Ken from My Friend Flicka and Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O'Hara
  36. Laurie from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  37. Mario from The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  38. Mark Severson from Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden R. Carter
  39. Matthew Martin from the series (starting with Everyone Else's Parents said Yes) by Paula Danziger
  40. Merry Brandybuck The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  41. Mowgli from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  42. Nathaniel Bowditch from Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  43. Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling
  44. Nicholas from Master Skylark by Jonn Bennett
  45. Nick from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  46. Oliver from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  47. Oliver from Pond Scum by Alan Silberberg
  48. Omri and Little Bear from The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  49. Pagan Kidrouk from Pagan series (starting with Pagan's Crusade) by Catherine Jinks
  50. Parker from The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
  51. Pepito (aka the Bad Hat) from the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans
  52. Peter Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  53. Pip from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  54. Pippin Took The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  55. Ponyboy from The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  56. Ralph from the autobiographical Little Britches series (starting with Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers) by Ralph Moody
  57. Robbie Hewitt from Preacher's Boy by Katherine Patterson
  58. Robin from The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  59. Robin Hood from The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green or The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  60. Sam Gamgee The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  61. Simon & Jared Grace from The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  62. Smith by Leon Garfield
  63. Taran from The Prydain Chronicles (starting with The Book of Three) by Lloyd Alexander
  64. Tien Pao from The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
  65. Travis from Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  66. William from The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Winthrop

Contributors and Commenters So Far:

People Who Linked to the Original Cool Boys List