Wilkins' Tooth (was Re: Introductions)
irina at valdyas.org
Tue Jun 24 02:54:31 EDT 2003
On Tuesday 24 June 2003 03:13, Aimee Smith wrote:
> I want to show DWJ to my ten year old sister. Suggestions?
> She's a fantasy reader and she's on to eddings, though I'd like to
> start with something light and funny and as interesting / action
> packed as possible...
I started at about that age with _Cart and Cwidder_. My soon-to-be
eight-year-old is reading the Chrestomanci books (liked _The Magicians
of Caprona_ best until she really got into _The Lives of Christopher
> Would Wilkins' Tooth a good one or too young? Eight Days of Luke?
Both of those for realistic-story readers rather than confirmed fantasy
readers, I think. Also _The Ogre Downstairs_.
> Tale of Time City?
Hmm, depends on her personality rather than her reading habits, I'd say.
> I don't know if she's read Howl but I will get her
> to read that if not. Fire and Hemlock bored her and she didn't finish
> it, and I don't think I would show her DS just yet.
I can imagine about F&H - it's very much a teenage book (says the mother
of a nine-year-old who gets bored by the same kind of thing in the same
way; fortunately she knows, from experience, that when I say "try again
in a few years" I'm usually right).
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