Sunday, September 6, 2009

Favorite books... another POV

Just read this intriguing post on what your favorite books say about you - from the blog, Five Minutes for Books, and wanted to share: favbooks

My favorite childhood book? The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken's  deep, dark satisfying satire with a moody setting and the menacing antagonist, Miss Slighcarp - what a name! I revisited the Chase recently and loved it again as an adult. Second favorite -  A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle). Like author Julie Buxbaum, I too liked the Secret Garden, but far preferred Frances Hodgson Burnett's less well known novel, The Little Princess. I plunged into the misery of Sara Crewe. As most kids do, I wanted to be immersed in a world - however sinister - and feel the satisfaction of emerging to a safe warm place. What are your favorite children's books?

Coming up, more interviews with kids on their favorite books. Also, I just finished my rainforest painting - will be posting it soon. 

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1 comment:

Corey Schwartz said...

I LOVED The Little Princess too!