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A Few More Cool Boys

My thanks to all you who have contributed to the list of Cool Boys of Children's Literature. The previous lists are here and here. I've had a few more suggestions (listed below), but I have to say that the Cool Boys are lagging behind the 200 Cool Girls of Children's Literature a bit. The list is now at 159. I'm going to publish the complete list on Friday. So, consider this the last call for suggestions for now. The boys on the list should be brave, smart, independent and funny (and fictional, usually). Thanks again to everyone who has contributed so far!

  1. Andy from Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
  2. Andy from the Andy Russell series (e.g. The Many Troubles of Andy Russell) by David A. Adler
  3. Brian from Hatchet, Brian's Winter, etc. by Gary Paulsen
  4. Cody from the series (e.g. Hey, New Kid!) by Betsy Duffey
  5. Curdie from The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
  6. David from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  7. Dink from A to Z Mysteries series (e.g. The Bald Bandit) by Ron Roy
  8. Eric and Neal from the Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott
  9. Fritz, Franz, Jack, and Ernest, the brothers from The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  10. Haroun from Haroun and the Sea of Storiesby Salman Rushdie
  11. Henry from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  12. Henry from Henry and Mudge series (starting with Henry And Mudge First Book) by Cynthia Rylant
  13. Jack from the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne
  14. Jacob Two-Two from Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang and others by Mordecai Richler
  15. Jella from The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
  16. Juan de Pareja from I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Burton De Tevio
  17. Julian from Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  18. Larry from The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian
  19. Lewis Barnavelt from The House with a Clock in Its Walls (and sequels) by John Bellairs
  20. Lief from the Deltora Quest series (starting with The Forests of Silence) by Emily Rodda
  21. Luke from the Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  22. Matt and Attean from The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  23. Merlin from the Young Merlin Trilogy (starting with Passager) by Jane Yolen
  24. Nate from the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat
  25. Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny from The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter
  26. Robbie from Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs
  27. Rowan from the Rowan of Rin series by Emily Rodda
  28. Rudy from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  29. Snipp, Snapp and Snurr, the three Swedish brothers from the books (e.g. Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Buttered Bread) by Maj Lindman
  30. Tom Brown from Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
  31. Tom Canty and Edward Tudor, from The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  32. Vince from Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
  33. Zack from The Zack Files (starting with My Great-grandpa's in the Litter Box) by Dan Greenburg and Jack E. Davis

Contributors and Commenters So Far:

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If I missed you, please let me know. And if you have any other cool boys to suggest for the list, let me know that, too. Thanks!