What was your fav book as a child?

December 17, 2010


What book did you really like when you were a kid?

When I was reasonably young, I really loved The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide.

When I was at school there were some books about pirates (the blue pirate, the red pirate, the green pirate, as I recall). But I have no idea who they were by or what they were called. I remember loving them when I was in the first year at junior school. I think one of the pirates got stuck on an island and met a Griffin.

A little older and I got into Roald Dahl. I don’t think I ever read one of his books I didn’t like.After reading his children’s books it was pretty awesome to discover his adult fiction also rocked.

Eventually I read The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien and from fantasy I got into sci-fi as well with John Christopher and The Tripods Trilogy.

Any recommendations from your childhood welcomed:

(and if you know anything about the pirate reading books, I’d love to hear from you.)

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “What was your fav book as a child?”

  1. Laura Says:

    ‘King of the copper mountains’ by Paul Biegel. It was the first book that made me cry and therefore the book that made me really fall in love with reading.

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  2. Dr_Reba Says:

    Sorry, don’t remember the pirates but I must agree with you on Roald Dahl, so dark, so delicious!

    As a kid, I loved the Moomins, anything by Enid Blyton and Harriet the Spy. I just adored books! I wrote about my favourite childhood book earlier in the year in a blog I no longer update: http://celestialmotherhood.blogspot.com/2010/02/rosebud.html

    I’ve just introduced my 4 year old to “A Children’s Treasury of Milligan” Perfect 🙂

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  3. Elizabeth Says:

    I loved The Worst Witch at junior school and Enid Blyton.

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  4. Jon Says:

    We read Lord of the Flies at Jr school which was quite scary for us at the time

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