Book recommendation list Part II
Ian W. Riddell
iwriddell at charter.net
Wed Mar 12 09:23:41 EST 2003
Monica Hughes is Canadian (born in Liverpool and emigrated to Canada
in 1952). And, sadly, passed away recently.
C B C . C A N e w s - F u l l S t o r y :
Sci-Fi writer Monica Hughes dead at 77
ArtsCanadaEDMONTON - Internationally acclaimed author Monica Hughes,
considered the first science fiction writer for young adults in
Canada, has died in Edmonton. She was 77.The award-winning author
died of a stroke Friday morning.Hughes' received a number of honours
during her prolific writing career that included the publication of
more than 30 books. "She had a wide following of children because she
spoke about issues that were important to them and she spoke in a way
that they responded to very well," Gail de Vos, director of the
Alberta League to Encourage Storytelling, and a friend of Hughes,
said.She won the Canada Council's Children Literature Prize (since
renamed the Governor General's Literature Award) for her novels
Hunter in the Dark - about a boy with leukemia and The Guardian Of
Isis - part of her fantasy saga trilogy.Hughes became the first
Canadian to be honoured with the Phoenix Award for her Isis Trilogy.
The honour goes to a book originally published twenty years earlier
that did not receive a major award at the time of its publication.The
Order of Canada recipient was born in Liverpool in 1925 and
immigrated to Canada in 1952.She and her husband Glen Hughes had four
children, and moved to Edmonton in 1964. She began writing in
1971.For more arts news, listen to The Arts Report weekdays at 7:12
a.m., 8:12 a.m. and 5:55 p.m. on CBC Radio Two.
Copyright 2002 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - All Rights Reserved
>Last June I asked the list for assistance in compiling a list of books to
>recommend to young adults who are just beginning to read science fiction and
>fantasy. I saved all the messages for a long time, until tonight I decided
>that instead of going to sleep, I would compile the list. What follows is
>more or less the complete list of all the recommendations provided by list
>members. (I accidentally marked all of them read while I was deleting the
>13,000 unwanted messages from my hard drive, and while I didn't have to call
>Mr. Data Recovery, I might have missed a few.)
>For Part II, I'd like to invite you all to review the list and see if
>there's anything I've left off--especially anyone who has recently joined
>the list. Remember that the goal here is to recommend books that would be
>suitable/interesting to teenagers, though that's still a very wide field.
>I hope the table lines up okay; I don't actually know how one does it
>properly. "Specific Titles" just means that someone recommended a
>particular book along with the writer, or sometimes un-recommended a
>particular book. I was very casual about it because I don't plan to worry
>about titles much right now. "Nationality" is there for the beginning of
>Part III, which will generate sub-lists based on what is available in
>certain countries. For example, if I want Philip Reeve's _Mortal Engines_,
>here in the US, I have to go to a lot more trouble than if I want Philip
>Pullman's _His Dark Materials_. I actually don't know where many of these
>writers are from, and I've probably gotten some of them wrong, so please add
>or correct anything there. (Part IV, which is still very nebulous, will add
>exhaustive title lists and possibly annotations.)
>Thanks for all the help you've been on this. For those of you who weren't
>here at the time, this project was prompted by my tendency to go blank when
>people ask for a good book recommendation--so in truth I'm just shamelessly
>using all of you as my brains in a jar....
>Books to recommend to beginning fantasy and SF readers
>Author Nationality Specific Titles
>Joan Aiken British "Dido" and "Felix" books
>Isaac Asimov American
>Vivien Alcock ?
>Lloyd Alexander American
>Lynne Reid Banks American
>T.A. Barron American Merlin series
>John Bellairs American any
>Lucy M. Boston ? Green Knowe books
>Frances Hodgson Burnett British Secret Garden
>John Christopher ? three trilogies
>Arthur C. Clarke ? "Islands in the Sky"
>Susan Cooper British
>Helen Cresswell British Moondial
>Gillian Cross ?
>Jane Louise Curry British?
>Annie Dalton ?
>Roald Dahl British
>Diane Duane American
>Edward Eager American?
>Sylvia Louise Engdahl American
>Michael Ende German
>Penelope Farmer ? Charlotte Sometimes
>Catherine Fisher British
>Paul Gallico ? "Jennie"
>Alan Garner British
>Roger Lancelyn Green British
>Harry Harrison American Stainless Steel Rat
>Robert Heinlein American juvenile novels
>Zenna Henderson American "People" stories
>H.M. Hoover American
>Delia Huddy ? Time Piper
>Monica Hughes American? Isis, etc.
>Eva Ibbotsen British "Platform 13" et al
>Diana Wynne Jones British
>Norton Juster ? Phantom Tollbooth
>M. M. Kaye ? The Ordinary Princess
>Dick King-Smith ? for young teens
>Mercedes Lackey American rec. with care
>Andrew Lang British Color Fairy Books
>Louise Lawrence ? SF
>Ursula Le Guin American
>Madeleine L'engle American
>Gail Carson Levine American Ella Enchanted
>C.S. Lewis British Narnia
>Patrick Little ? The Hawthorn Tree
>Patricia Lynch British?
>Megan Lindholm American
>Margaret Mahy New Zealand
>George MacDonald British
>Eloise Jarvis McGraw American?
>Patricia McKillip American
>Robin McKinley American NOT Deerskin
>Jill Murphy British? Worst Witch
>William Nicholson British
>Jenny Nimmo ?
>E. Nesbit British
>Garth Nix Australian
>Andre Norton American early novels
>Mary Norton British Borrowers books
>Robert C. O'Brien American
>Sally Odgers Australian
>Pat O'Shea ? Hounds of the Morrigan
>Ruth Park ? Playing Beatie Bow
>Richard Parker British? The Old Powder Line
>Maggie Pearson ? Owl Light, etc.
>Meredith Ann Pierce American Darkangel books
>Tamora Pierce American
>Elizabeth Marie Pope ?
>Terry Pratchett British Discworld
>Philip Pullman British
>Philip Reeve British Mortal Engines
>Emily Rhodda Australian
>Sally Rogers-Davidson Australian? Polymer
>J.K. Rowling British
>Gillian Rubenstein ?
>Fay Sampson British (?)
>Clifford D. Simak ?
>Barbara Sleigh ? "Carbonel" books
>Sherwood Smith American Crown and Court Duel
>Lemony Snicket ? Baudelaire children
>Caroline Stevermer American in print
>Catherine Storr ? Marianne Dreams
>Rosemary Sutcliff British?
>Kate Thompson ? "Switchers" trilogy
>J.R.R. Tolkien British The Hobbit
>Megan Whalen Turner American Thief/Queen of Attolia
>Connie Willis American
Nothing of the Dog
>Patricia Wrede American Mairelon and Dragons
>Patricia Wrightson ? Down to Earth
>John Wyndham British esp. Triffids and Chocky
>Jane Yolen American "Dragons" short stories bk
>English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other
>languages down dark alleys, hits them over the head and goes through
>their pockets for loose vocabulary.
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Ian W. Riddell
iwriddell at charter.net
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