Infographic: The 28 Naughtiest Children from Literature

bad-children-1Children's books are often filled with mischief and mayhem, and of course naughty children. The kids in adult literature can be a whole lot naughtier and sometimes even pure evil.

The following infographic lists 28 of the naughtiest kids in literature. How many are you familiar with?


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2 Comments on Infographic: The 28 Naughtiest Children from Literature

  1. I would add Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch (in Gutenberg. With English translation in Amazon).
    And Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann (also in Gutenberg and Amazon)about horrid (and no so horrid) children.

  2. I’ve just caught up with this post and my definite No. 1 nomination would go to Timothy Gedge in “The Children of Dynmouth” by William Trevor. He is a very disturbing presence right through the book.

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