|"Please, sir, I want some more."|
First to come to mind were Scout and Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird. And who could forget the temperamental Mary Lennox of The Secret Garden. Then I thought of Heidi who lived with her grandfather on a mountain and of Anne of Green Gables who lived with the Cuthberts on an island.
Mark Twain made famous two orphans, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Dickens couldn't get enough of motherless children - Pip of Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and Oliver Twist ("Please sir, I want some more.")
Roald Dahl populated some of his books with orphans, such as those starring in The Witches and James and the Giant Peach.
Sigh. The life of a motherless child.
Who can you add to the list?