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Old 02-09-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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Mine was "Little Witch" by Anna Elizabeth Bennett. I read it about a two dozen times.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren . I LOVED it!
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I second "Pippi Longstocking" , I used to love it and loved the movie also.

I was also a huge fan of "The Moomins" series ( and still am -fantastic cartoons too). "The Little Prince" is still one of my favourite books. "Little Women" was also a staple of my childhood.

I adored " Madeline" and "Babar", "Asterix and Obelix", "Gaston" series, and "Boule et Bill" too.


Then there was the French series "Fantomette" which was brilliant. I also read " Nancy Drew" avidly.

I devoured all the Jules Verne Books from just about the time I could read and Walter Scott too. Then came Jack London, Melville and Dickens...
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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i absolutely loved "'Stand back,' said the elephant, 'I'm going to Sneeze!'" by patricia thomas and wallace tripp. I can't help but roll over laughing it was such a fun read. I even bought another copy a few years back since my original is at my parents home. Another one that I adore is "Hamilton" by Robert Newton Peck. Its about a pig who loved to eat.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Mine--> A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. This was the 1st book that I ever reread, too.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Talking ah the memories

Can't pick just one.

My fave Little Golden Books were.....
(I pretty much wore these 3 out lol)
Dennis the Menace Christmas, always loved it when he said how the trees smelled as good as peanut butter.
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
And a Day on the Farm(don't recall the exact title.)

And of course Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat

The Red Pony
Black Beauty

Then in my teens it was James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small series.
(I worked on a farm for a Vet in my senior year, I still watch the T.V. show)

Last edited by Summerz; 02-10-2009 at 02:56 PM.. Reason: The City Mouse / Country Mouse
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary. I think I read that book over a hundred times!

I also liked her "Ramona" series.

I remember in one Ramona book, her first day of school, the teacher told her to "sit here for the present", meaning, until she found Ramona a proper seat. But Ramona thought she meant if she sat there she was going to get a present (a gift). At that age, I could see how she misunderstood that comment!


I think the first book I ever read on my own (like when I was 4) was called "Mr. Pine's Purple House" about a man that lived in an area where all the houses looked the same, so he painted his purple to stand out in the crowd. LOL I liked that book a lot too!
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Can't pick just one.

My fave Little Golden Books were.....
(I pretty much wore these 3 out lol)
Dennis the Menace Christmas, always loved it when he said how the trees smelled like peanut butter.

Oh... this was my favorite Golden Book:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/canibeyou/27b7c060ada0327fd3f4c110_AA240_L.jpg (broken link)
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Mary Poppins! But NOT the movie. I even wrote to PL Travers, the author who handwrote me a card back. Later learned she didn't like how Disney had transformed her character.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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My favorite books were the Shoes series by Noel Streatfield? Does anyone else remember them? Ballet Shoes was my favorite!
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