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11-10-2003, 15:05:43

11-10-2003, 15:28:28
Alice in Wonderland.

11-10-2003, 16:02:19
The Giving Tree

11-10-2003, 16:22:31
'The Day After Tomorrow' by Robert A. Heinlein. Potentially it may have a different title in the States.

11-10-2003, 17:31:40
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


Immortal Wombat
11-10-2003, 18:01:59
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, A Porcupine Named Fluffy, and The Enormous Turnip.

11-10-2003, 21:57:29
Originally posted by DaShi
The Giving Tree

Never heard of this one. Or of Wombat's books. I don't recognize the RAH title. What is the plot?

Some of my favorites: Narnia books, Prydain chronicles, Stevenson and Kipling books, My Side of the Mountain, John Christopher books. And Potter.

12-10-2003, 04:01:25
It was written by Silver Stein. It's basically about a boy and his tree. It's about unconditional love.

12-10-2003, 16:54:19
Harry Potter
some Roald Dahl books (subversive ones like The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine)
Swallows and Amazons (no Venom, it's not a porno)
Where The Wild Things Are (thumbs up to Debaser)

Probably some others I'm forgetting.

Immortal Wombat
12-10-2003, 20:52:30
ooh, Swallows and Amazons was good.

14-10-2003, 18:20:43
Humm. Favorite books from childhood? Well, to name a few...

The Hobbit
Starship Troopers
Cosmos (by Carl Sagan)
Early Xanth Series
Night Life
Tiana Highrider Series
Tales of King Arthur

14-10-2003, 18:33:44
Bambi (no not the Disney!!)
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
The Black Stallion
The Secret Garden
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
A Tale of Two Cities
Little Women
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel :lol:

15-10-2003, 14:50:34
Any 'William' book by Richmal Crompton.

'The Day After Tomorrow' is where North America is overrun by Asiatics, but a hidden lab in the mountains escapes the conquest. At the lab, they then develop a super-weapon and set about reclaiming the country.

15-10-2003, 14:54:03
that's a children's story?!

16-10-2003, 18:04:31
Charlotte's Web.

Scud Wallaby
16-10-2003, 20:13:34
Originally posted by Debaser
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


Wow that brought back some memories!! I have this vague almost dreamlike recollection of trees growing in a bedroom and creatures hidden behind bushes with big yellow eyes and protruding bottom teeth...

Magical stuff - must be getting old...


16-10-2003, 23:54:12
I really loved the Narnia series...read it several times and plan on reading it to my son in a few more years.

I had a real fascination with anything having to do with people being shrunk, or giants, etc. The Borrowers, The Indian in the Cupboard, etc, were favorites.

Roald Dahl--I read all of his books. I unashamedly admit being quite tittilated by Judy Blume's books as well.

Currently, my son loves Eric Carle's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely Firefly, etc.) and we are lucky to have a good friend whose mother works in his museum, so we have signed copies of most of his books now.

I am going to require reading of my two boys...it is such a great thing...I wish that it were made more accessible and "cool" for kids. As an adult, I just don't have that much time to read now.
So I assuage my guilt with "graphic novels" (currently Earth X) and long for retirement.

17-10-2003, 08:17:11
Ah yes, The Indian in the Cupboard. That was awesome.

17-10-2003, 08:35:04
The Narnia series was great.

18-10-2003, 11:39:54
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
that's a children's story?!

1. Original title was Sixth column. (A play on the "fifth column" idea).

2. It is NOT a children's book.

3. Not one of his best written in first couple years of his career. pre-war. He did a lot better stuff after the war and in the 50's, sixties. Still, it IS readable, unlike his bloated wish-fullfillmetn romps crap from the 70's on.

4. Book has a "yellow peril" theme that will appear dated now. (And he actually toned it down from what John Cambell wanted written. Inserted a Japanese-American hero, etc.) But just remember this was written after the Rape of Nanking and before the Bataan Death March.

01-11-2003, 09:58:17
Agree with Noisy .

Any "William" is great stuff . And it's not only for kids , either .

Also the Narnia series .