More book recommendations.

Jenny Holmstrom isidunil at yahoo.se
Thu Sep 6 10:59:41 EDT 2001


 Hi!
Which Pierce do you mean?
What's the first name of this Pierce you're talking about?
Threre's at least to when talking about fantasy literature for
children.
/Jenny

--- Rebecca Ganetzky <rganetzk at oberlin.edu> wrote: > Hey Jenny! 
Welcome.
> Personally, after DWJ I'm quite fond of L'Engle (Only her earlier
> books,
> though, I could never get in to the others.)  Roald Dahl, too, who
> has nt
> been recommended for the generic assumption that he's good. We've
> had quite
> a list of recommendations in the past week to recap what people
> have said:
> Susan Cooper _dark is Rising _ series (recommened by Neil)
> Tolkien _Lord of the Rings_ (can be considered kids books) (sophie)
> Diane Duane's Wizardry series (Tarja)
> Patricia Wrede's Dragon series (as an assumed...if you havent read
> them
> drop everythng and do so right now!) and Book of Enchantments
> (frying pan
> of doooom!  Frying pan of dooom!)
> There's been a lot of discussion (not this round, though) of
> Pierce's Wild
> Magic, Alanna, Circle of Magic, Circle Opens and Page series.  IMHO
> she got
> a little over-ambitious and her books have suffered for it, but the
> first
> three Wild Magic books and the first two Alanna books are good.
> If you're willing to go off fiction Carl Sagan's _The Cosmic
> Connection_
> and _dragons of Eden_ are supposedly for kids (Sagan is a non-fic
> author
> was recommended by Melissa)
> Dave Luckett's _Rhianna and the Wild Magic_ (Sally)
> Jenny Nimmo (Kyra)
> Joan Aiken's Nightfall (Sally)
> Joan Aiken in general (Dorian)
> There are many, many more, even just recommended since Friday, but
> ah me, I
> am not as well-read as others here (and I bow to your superior
> knowledge)
> so I am not sure which of the books that I have left off this list
> are for
> children...
> Rebecca
> 
> 
> 
> >Hi!
> >I'm new on this list...
> >And yes, I've read a few of Margaret Mahy's books!
> >She's really a great children's books writer as well (as DWJ).
> >And she's from New Zealand. There's some sites out on the net with
> >info about her. I surfed around looking last time this very
> Monday.
> >Can you recommend other Children Books authors?
> >And which one of Diana Wynne Jones' books do you consider being
> the
> >best?
> >I've read some of them in Swedish - I'm from Sweden  - but
> >unfortunately there's just a few translated. I've to read the
> books
> >in English instead. Well, that's fine with me... I prefer reading
> in
> >the original language if I can.
> >I just ordered the Chrestomanci seri from a Swedish SF-shop today!
> >I'll have them in about 7-10 days. Already looking forward to that
> >moment!
> >My last read DWJ-book is: Hexwood. I read it this summer. All for
> >now... Looking forward to be a part of this mailing list. :)
> >Cheers,
> >Jenny
> >
> > --- Sophie Liebregts <s_liebregts at yahoo.co.uk> wrote: >
> >> Oh dear,
> >>
> >> Such an overwhelming amount of recommendations, so
> >> little book time. (I am moving in about 10 days time
> >> and do not expect to how much leasure time for a long
> >> while after that either).
> >>
> >> Well, as if that wasn't enough, my tuppence worth.
> >>
> >> In the category "books for children/young adults that
> >> are still interesting", did any of you ever try any of
> >> Margaret Mahy's books?  I think she's from New
> >> Zealand. The Changeover is a wonderful book, it does
> >> appeal to adolescents in that it is partly about the
> >> change from girl to woman (as well as the more magical
> >> witch initiation), but as it is very well written, you
> >> can imagine her world from the hero's point of view.
> >>
> >> Her other books have been good as well, although I
> >> haven't read them for ages now, as they are lurking in
> >> Holland still.
> >>
> >> When I havel more time (whenever THAT is) I will
> >> organise all your suggestions in a file and of course,
> >> in time, I will actually read the most tasty-sounding
> >> ones.
> >>
> >> Sophie
> >>
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