[DWJ] Which DWJ for Christmas...?

Elizabeth Bentley ebentleysln at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 9 16:12:50 EST 2009

Death in itself need not be an issue - my daughter's favourite book  
aged 7 was Treasure island, and she also loved the Redwall books,  
which are fairly bloodthirsty. But I only came across DWJ as an adult,  
and I don't think my daughter read DWJ until later for some reason. I  
think I started her with Charmed life, which was my first, and somehow  
it didn't take hold on her imagination. She has just suggested Lives  
of Christopher Chant as a better place to start for a younger child.


Elizabeth Bentley

Please look at the new 10 Downing Street petition on school libraries  
started by Alan Gibbons and if you agree sign before 11th December  
when it finishes. <http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/literacy/>

On 9 Dec 2009, at 19:16, Hendon, Alison wrote:

> I would recommend the Magicians of Caprona.  This was my first DWJ  
> (many
> times 8 years old though) and it really hooked me.  I tried reading
> Witch Week aloud and I found the humor worked for me but not  
> necessarily
> for younger readers.  Power of Three actually has a death right at the
> beginning which I thought might be a bit much for age 8.
> Alison
> Alison Hendon
> Youth Selection Team Leader
> Brooklyn Public Library
> a.hendon at brooklynpubliclibrary.org
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