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Literary Heroes

is a popular children's book character from Russia.

Alanna Trebond
disguises herself as a boy to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.

Alice in Wonderland
tells the story of a young girl's adventures in a fantastic place of the imagination.

Anne Shirley
inspired Maria to overcome her shyness.

has been an iconic superhero for over 70 years.

is a hero from The Lord of the Rings.

is a heroic young archer in Persian literature and mythology.

is an aardvark with a small nose and a big TV show.

was the Greek goddess of wisdom.

Atticus Finch
is the heroic lawyer from Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

Atticus Finch
from To Kill a Mockingbird

is an inspiring example of honesty and compassion.

is a comic book superhero known around the world.

is the nonconformist and loving character from Beauty and the Beast.

was the Greek mythological hero who slew the chimera.

is the hero of an epic poem in Old English.

Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo shows us that courage comes from the heart.

Captain Nemo
inspired hero, Dr. Robert Ballard to explore the sea.

Charlie Brown
is a favorite character from the comic strip Peanuts.

Charlotte A. Cavatica
is a true friend and a good writer.

Eragon Shadeslayer
is the main character in the trilogy written by the young author, Christopher Paolini.

Forrest Gump
explores and celebrates the character's strong moral character.

Frodo Baggins
saves Middle Earth in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee
a true friend can ease the difficulties in life.

is a misunderstood hero from Japan.

Green Lantern
uses a ring or a lantern for fight against evil.

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger
showed heroism through almost insurmountable odds.

Herakles (Hercules)
is the best known of all Greek mythological heroes.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock 3
was a kind and clever hero.

Hua Mulan
is an historical figure who is celebrated in stories and film.

Jack Skellington
is the character from The Nightmare Before Christmas who has good intentions.

Jason and the Argonauts
were a crew of brave Greek Mythological heroes.

John Henry
is an American legend about a hero who refuses to give up.

John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)
is a much loved American hero and legend.

My Mother Read to Me
is a tribute to a mother's love of reading.

is the Greek hero (known as Ulysses by the Romans) of the epic story The Odyssey by Homer.

Peter Pan
is the mischievous, adventurous boy who can fly and who never grows up.

Princess Leia Organa Solo
is an important hero from Star Wars.

Professor Albus Dumbledore
is the wise professor from the Harry Potter series.

is the Greek hero who was known as the champion of mankind.

Robert Hood Locksley
was also known as Robin Hood, the outlaw who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.

Samwise Gamgee
is Frodo Baggin's best friend and helper in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

Sherlock Holmes
can solve a complex mystery in a glance.

is an epic hero from Northern Europe who is celebrated in opera today.

Sir Gawain
was one of the greatest knights of King Arthur's Round Table.

Snow Queen
is a Hans Christian Andersen story that shows that love can overcome all.

always puts the welfare of others before himself.

Spongebob Squarepants
teaches forgiveness and tolerance in a highly entertaining way.

inspires John to help his own community.

has inspired many with his noble character and love for animals.

The Bat-Man
is poetic homage to an admired superhero by poet Morgan Butler.

The Count of Monte Cristo
was wrongfully imprisoned, seeks revenge but understands forgiveness in the end.

The Hero in Pop Culture
~ Stories That Inspire

explores what makes a classic story.

Wonder Woman
is a comic book character who has physical strength and strength of character.

Woodrow Prater
is a story of true friendship and kindness.


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