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Literary Nostalgia
innocenceNonus Posted: Thu Feb 22 03:15:12 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Sort of...


I'm just wondering what books you remember reading/ loving when you were younger [children's books or youth... whatever]. Even if you still read them, put 'em down. And I'm not talking about books that haven't really made a difference in your life; I'm talking about the books that you'll remember for the rest of your life and that stand our vividly and starkly in your memory.

For me:

The Thief and The Queen of Attolia by Meghan Whalen Turner
Harry Potter series
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Lloyd Alexander books [though i remember most of them having the same structure... there was always some big secret about one of the main characters], particularly The Arkadians
Where The Wild Things Are
In the Night Kitchen
Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months
Sideway Stories from Wayside School [and a TOOONN of Louis Sachar]
Travel Far, Pay No Fare by Anne Lindbergh

addi Posted: Thu Feb 22 06:41:54 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Lobo by Ernest Thompson Seton

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

Playboy, May issue 1966 (found under the elephant slide at a playground..there were some great articles)
: )

DanSRose Posted: Thu Feb 22 08:40:14 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  20,000 Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Ancient One by T.A. Hasson
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I read 20,000 when I was in the 3rd grade. I loved it so much, but somewhere along the lines I lost it. Crap
I still have The Ancient One. It's such a great book.
Mockbird is still one of my favorite books. I think it's on my desert island book list.

Kira Posted: Thu Feb 22 10:08:26 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The Prydain Chronicles and the Westmark Trilogy by Lloyd Alexander.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks.

The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannet.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

And because I can't leave them out: Calvin and Hobbes.

libra Posted: Thu Feb 22 12:41:33 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Madeleine L'Engle's stuff: Wrinkle in Time, etc.
The Araboolies of Liberty Street (LOVE IT!)
Mixed Up Files of Ms. Basil E. Franweiler
Anne of Green Gables series (makes me wish I didn't live in the here and now and had a creek running through my backyard)
Chronicles of Narnia
Lord of the Rings

ifihadahif Posted: Thu Feb 22 13:44:46 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Ted Mark the Man from O.R.G.Y. (Organization For The Rational Guidance of Youth)

kurohyou Posted: Thu Feb 22 18:24:37 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:
>Madeleine L'Engle's stuff: Wrinkle in Time, etc.

those stories rocked.

I remember one in elementary school, actually two:

The Borrowers - I think that i what they were called. Tiny people living in an old house or something.


Born of the Sun.

I remember always thinking that I wanted "Where the sidewalk ends" but never got it as a child. I made a point to get it for my kids, that and Falling up, and we will read in it everyonce in a while. My son is just now getting old enough to understand it. My daughters still likes "Oh, The places you will go."

For what it's worth...

DanSRose Posted: Thu Feb 22 22:53:30 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kira said:
>And because I can't leave them out: Calvin and Hobbes.

I forgot Calvin & Hobbes. Definitely Calvin & Hobbes too.

red Posted: Thu Jun 14 15:51:07 2007 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury


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