Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)
margaret at onr.com
Thu Feb 6 09:51:52 EST 2003
Five favorite children's books that I actually read as a child?
The Sword in the Stone
The Oz books
Some series of children's historical novels by an author whose name I
have now forgotten, called "Two Little Maids of [fill in place name]
which I don't really want to hunt down because they were probably a lot
better when I was eight years old than they are now
Stalky and Co.
Kim (ok, it's not supposed to be a children's book, but I practically
....and a special place for the Narnia books, which were (for me) a
lost-and-found-again miracle. When I was in third grade our home room
teacher read us a chapter from _The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe_
every afternoon at the end of school. Well, being eight years old, I
didn't pay any attention to title and author. And I went to a different
school the next year. And for years I remembered it as "that wonderful
story" while forgetting more and more of the details.
Then when I was a teenager one of my friends got another one of the
Narnia books (I think it was _The Silver Chair_) for Christmas and I
picked it up and said, "THAT'S IT!!! It's not the book I remember, but
it has the same flavor, I gotta get everything this guy ever wrote," and
started haunting bookstores until I had acquired the whole series.
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