Thursday, December 18, 2008

Some Inklings' Children's books' statistics

For people who would like to get the format right when writing for children.

Ten books:
The Seven Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis
The Hobbit, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootton Major, by J. R. R. Tolkien

Ten chapters:
Two each from end of Horse and His Boy and beginning of Prince Caspian.
One from Voyage of the Dawn Treader, two from Silver Chair.
Three from The Hobbit (6, 7, 8)










List of chapter numbersList of paragraph numbers List of speech numbers List of verse numbers
1910310924
17679621
16517218
164168-
163066-
153062-
153047-
152846-
"9"2445-
?2440-
















Max


Upper quartan


Median


Lower quartan


Min

Chapters per book:

19

16

15/16

15

?

Paragraphs per chapter, excepting dialogue:

103

51

30

28

24

Dialogue paragraphs per chapter:

109

72

62/66

46

40

Verses per chapter

24

18

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