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#41 Mysterioso

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:09 AM

Joan Aiken- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Clive King- Stig of the Dump
Michelle Magorian- Just Henry
Jonathan Stroud- The Golem's Eye
Richard Adams- Watership Down

#42 JudyB

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 07:46 PM

Joan Aiken - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Laura Ingells Wilder - The Little House series
Robert O'Brien - Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Penelope Lively - The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Phillipa Pearce - A Dog So Small

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:05 AM

Robert O'Brien - Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh


I have this book sitting right next to me as it's an upcoming read. I read it in primary school many years ago but I can't remember anything about it. :mrgreen:

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:07 PM

Robert O'Brien - Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh



Oh yeah ....I totally forgot about Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. This was an excellent book. :eek2:

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:19 PM

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In no order:

Gerard Whelan - Out Of Nowhere
Elizabeth Winthrop - Castle In The Attic and Battle For The Castle (they go together)
Colin Dann - A Legacy Of Ghosts
Chris Wooding - Catchman (Point Horror Unleashed)
Victor Kelleher - Del Del

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:31 PM

In no particular order:

Anne of Green Gables
Little House on the Prairie ( series )
Jane Eyre
Time at the Top - Ormandryod
Secret Garden

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

I forgot all about this, but I'm just compiling the results and will post them shortly. :)

ETA: I haven't even listed mine! :)

Winnie-The-Pooh - A A Milne
The Ghosts - Antonia Barber
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Tom's Midnight Garden - Phillippa Pearce
The 'Magic Woodland' trilogy - Beverley Nichols

It was hard to choose - so many good titles I could have also chosen!

Edited by Janet, 04 January 2010 - 03:04 PM.


#48 Janet

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:08 PM

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Although C S Lewis won with 8 votes, it was for a series of books. I decided to lump series together because many people just wrote 'Narnia' or 'Harry Potter'.

Roald Dahl was by far the most nominated author, having had 8 different titles nominated. 11 authors had two different titles nominated.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:15 AM

Thanks for tallying the results, Janet!

I'm thrilled to see John Marsden as equal 5th, considering there are only a few of us who seem to have read this series. :roll:

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:07 AM

I think I'd choose Roald Dahl books as my 5 favourites. I love Enid Blyton, but somehow Dahl's books stick in my mind as more meaningful reads. I love Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Matilda, definitely.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:27 PM

In my opinion, the 5 books every child should read are:

1. The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood - Howard Pyle
2. The Wind In The Willows
3. Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Fin - Mark Twain
4. Heidi - Johanna Spyri
5. Grimms's Fairy Tales - Brothers Grimm

I haven't ever read a Roald Dahl book. And I've read just one Enid Blyton book. I know, my parents don't read so I had no one to point me to the good books. Did well on my own though.

#52 no-1-book-fan

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:34 AM

Mine.

1. The Chronicles Of Narnia - CS Lewis
2. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
3. Danny The Champion Of The World - Roald Dahl
4. The Find Outer series - Enid Blyton
5. Famous Five series - Enid Blyton

I have a lot more I like too!

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:34 PM

1. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
3. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
4. Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
5. The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip

Hmmm, I don't consider books like Watership Down and Jane Eyre to be "children" or "young adult". Just my opinion, of course. :)

Edited by Pixie, 10 August 2010 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

I haven't read Jane Eyre and I only vaguely remember the TV adaptation with James Bond (the weird one) as Rochester - I think that was JE?

Watership Down is considered a children's novel though - it started life as a story told by Adams to his daughters. :)

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:33 PM

I haven't read Jane Eyre and I only vaguely remember the TV adaptation with James Bond (the weird one) as Rochester - I think that was JE?

Watership Down is considered a children's novel though - it started life as a story told by Adams to his daughters. :)

The first time I read Watership Down, I believe I was 12 or 13 years old, but I guess I feel the book can be read on both a children's level and an adult level. While I enjoyed it at that age, I had a deeper understanding reading it years later.

I don't believe I would have enjoyed Jane Eyre at all when I was a teenager, but I adore it now. However, that may be because as a teenager I balked at the idea of reading any classics. :lol:

Edited by Pixie, 10 August 2010 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:42 PM

I didn't read Watership Down until last year, or the year before. It was on our bookcase as a child but it didn't appeal. I think that's because my Mum had a hardback and I've never been a fan of those.

I think I will add Jane Eyre to my ever growing wish list! :)

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:51 PM

My OH considers Jane Eyre to be a children's book too - I just lumped it in with classics, but he said he read it when he was young and had always thought it was meant to be read as a children's book.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:46 PM

I never would have thought of Jane Eyre as being a childrens book despite reading it quite young, I suppose it doesn't deal with to many complicated issues despite having elements of gothic but I would never have classed its as for children. its well worth the read though and remains one of my favourites.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:04 AM

I love Watership down. It made me cry as a child.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:16 PM

From my own childhood;

The Hobbit
The Wind in the Willows
Call of the wild
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The BFG

and as a father of a five year old daughter;

The Gruffalo
The Whale and the Snail
The Tiger who came to tea


plus a mention in dispatches for all those Rupert Bear annuals my dad brought me for Christmas every year! Still got 'em!

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