- 1997, Lois Nachamie, Big Lessons for Little People, Teaching Our Kids Right from Wrong, While Keeping Them Healthy, Safe, and Happy, Dell Pub., ISBN 0440507405, page 308:
- Yet you will not be advising your children to watch out for the Gogans and be careful of the Child Catcher every day.
- 2002, Kerry Parnell, Street Smart, A Teenager's Guide to Being Sussed and Safe, Piccadilly, ISBN 1853407569, page 132:
- But the problem is, ‘bad’ people don’t look like the Child Catcher, or Darth Vader, do they?
- 2007, David Nicholls, Starter for Ten, Random House, ISBN 0345498127, page 256:
- Her mum seems to agree too, because she scowls at me like I'm the Child-catcher, picks up her child and hurries across the road before the lights have even changed.
- 2008 May 28, Neil Cross, Heartland, Scribner, ISBN 0743263731, illustrated, page 37:
- I knew a witch was somewhere in the trees, hunting me. She could smell me, just like the Child Catcher. Sometimes, I could hear her feet, breaking dry twigs.