Post by Jep Gambardella on Nov 3, 2019 23:54:03 GMT
Asterix and Tintin if those count.
The Perry Rhodan science fiction series, which my father (a big fan of science fiction) started buying for my brother and me when I was about eight or nine years old, even though it wasn't really meant for children that young (not that there was anything age-inappropriate in the books - it just that children were definitely not the target public). I was really obsessed with those books and read them for years.
All of the Little House books. I had no use for the series which I always thought was sugar coated. I also loved the Mary Poppins books. She was so smug!
I also loved the Little House books even though they sometimes made me very sad, the TV series did the books a great injustice. I also liked the Anne of Green Gables books and the books by Louisa May Alcott . Another book I really liked was about the Underground Railway and Harriet Tubman but I can't remember the name of the book, I read it in the mid 1950's, my Aunt lent it to me and explained a lot about the Underground Railway, some of my ancestors that lived in Southern Illinois were part of the system, my Aunt told me some of the stories her grandmother told her, I wish I would have written them down.
Depends on what age. The first favourite books I can remember are Beatrix Potter's, especially The Tailor of Gloucester. Then when I was a little older I had a passion for the Narnia books by C.S.Lewis, which I read over and over again. When I was ten I think my favourites were the Jennings book by Anthony Buckeridge, which I also read over and over again. Then I think I was about eleven when I first read Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, and which is still my favourite book.
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (also her other "horse" books i.e. Sea Star, King of the Wind, Stormy etc,) I also loved The Secret Garden and the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Nancy Drew books I read were from the 1930's(the blue books with orange lettering on the cover)
I had a lot of those, inherited from my mom. What's especially interesting about those editions, is that if you compare them with the later ones, it's striking how much the language used in them has been somewhat 'dumbed down'. It's not as if the originals were especially challenging reads, but the sophistication of language, grammar and syntax is noticeably higher in them.
I used to get a big kick out of some of the old Alfred Hitchcock anthologies, that were tailored to kids (and not all that tailored either, some of the stories were actually pretty darn scary), like Monster Museum and AH Presents Ghost Stories for Kids. In fact, I still have a copy of Monster Museum, and still enjoy re-reading it from time to time.
When I was young and could read I hated the books for youths. When I was 11 I started reading adult books and loved those. But the time I was really young and my mom or dad would read to me, Green Eggs and Ham was my favourite.
Post by HumanFundRecipient on Nov 30, 2019 18:48:31 GMT
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge, by Judy Blume. A lesson to any teachers, if you want grade level books to be used for book reports, make sure you have a book list! My eighth grade teacher openly expressed her slight disappointment to me a I chose Superfudge for a book report that year. I still got got a good grade.
You say it, you even think it, you can have it. Are we beginning to see the possibilities here?
A book I read in the 8th grade was "The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester. It won the sci fi Hugo award in about 1954. This novel blew me away and I became an instant sci fi fan. It also introduced me to William Blake's fantastic poetry.
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