[DWJ] Hi everyone!

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun May 7 16:58:31 EDT 2006


Just remembered it was Spellcoats that had been
recommended not Power of Three, and I'm fairly sure it
would have been 1978 or 79 when it was recommened,
whilst I was teaching in Broken Hill.

Jon

--- Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- "Dorian E. Gray" <israfel at eircom.net> wrote:
> 
> > Alex replied to me...
> > > 
> > > Heh, mine is less interesting than that! :P
> > > My mum gave me Charmed Life and told me to read
> > it, so I did. =P
> > > Ever since then, I've loved the books. xD
> > 
> > Okay, you win.  Most Boring Discovery of DWJ Award
> > goes to Alex. :-)
> > 
> Our children's discovery stories would be similar.
> Younger Australian members, and older ones with
> children, are probably aware of the Ashton's
> Scholastic book club that opperates through schools.
> Every month the kids get a catalog and are able to
> order books. In one was "Howl's Moving Castle" I
> told
> them they had to order that one and read it. They
> did
> and were hooked ever after.
> As for myself I suspect that the DWJ I ever saw was
> "Eight Days of Luke" as I have a theory that every
> school library in Australia has a copy. Certainly
> there has been a copy in the four I have run. The
> book
> didn't spark my interest so I never read it until
> much
> later. While in my second school in about 1980 at
> some
> in-service training DWJ's "The Power of Three" was
> recommended as an outstanding example of YA fiction.
> The other books recommended were Lee Harding's
> "Discplaced Person" (recently mentioned on this list
> -
> and a book I'd read as soon as it came out as I knew
> Lee Harding through fandom),  something by Tannith
> Lee
> and Patricia McKillip (both authors I knew). There
> were also quite a few regular books recommended,
> most
> of which I bought for school and read. But I
> couldn't
> get the DWJ and still wasn't excited by the look of
> 8DOL so I didn't get into her just then althoug kept
> an eye out for her. I was running the Ashton
> Scholastic book club in my school when an issue with
> Archer's Goon appeared. I ordered the book for
> myself,
> read it and was hooked ever since. I think the next
> one I read was the Power of Three after I found a
> second hand copy. It was still several years before
> I
> finally got round to 8DOL.
> 
> Jon
> 
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