When I was a kid, all stories started the same well known way:
Here is a small selection of my favorite story openers. I’ve picked various novels including:
Opening sentences are often valued as people’s favorite quotes. If you have a favorite story opener, you are encouraged to put it in the comments below.
by J. R. R. Tolkien
This is the classic epic story for kids with a memorable beginning.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit got is still widely recognized worldwide. The authentic third person narrative still recalls bright memories from the childhood of millions of people.
by Stephenie Meyer
Here’s how the prologue starts:
I’d never given much thought to how I would die – though I’d had reason enough in the last few months – but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J. K. Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia
by C. S. Lewis
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne
James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman
The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
The first book of the children’s novel sequence: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
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