Books (was Re: YA/Children's/Adult Books)

Abe Gross argross at
Wed Apr 30 07:48:54 EDT 2003

> Ros wrote about *The Weirdstone of Brisingamen*
> >In grade 6--around the age of 11 or 12--my class was given this book as a
> >kind of shared class text (there were several books, which were swapped
> >around throughout the year). It made a tremendous impact on me. That same
> >year, another of these books that everyone was supposed to read was _The
> >Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe_, which I also loved. Other books that
> >all had to read that year were _The Wheel on the School_ whose author I
> >can't think of right now,

Minnow wrote:

> Grrrrr.  I know it and can't recall it either.
> > _Emil and the Detectives_ by Emil Kastner and _A
> >Hundred Million Francs_ whose author I really can't remember at all.
> Paul Berna.

That's it. Thanks.

>Jennifer will be glad to know that the copy of that in the
> dangerous bookshop in Charing Cross Road is now in a Good Home.  His *The
> Knights of King Midas* is triffic too, similar feel to it.

Never read that one.

> >I applaud the taste of whoever chose the books for that year.
> Gosh, so do I.

It's really quite amazing, when I think of what they *could* have chosen.


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