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This holiday: Gift of Reading

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Zed LopezPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
06:35 PM ET (US)
Cory's list has a lot of what mine would, little surprise, and Pat had some of my others. Here are some not yet mentioned:

_Singularity_, William Sleator
"The Chronicles of Narnia", C.S. Lewis
_The Star Beast_, _Glory Road_, _Citizen of the Galaxy_, _The Rolling Stones_, Robert A. Heinlein
_Four Fantastic Novels_, _Lizard Music_, Daniel Pinkwater
_Just So Stories_, Rudyard Kipling
_There and Back Again_, Pat Murphy
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Mark FrauenfelderPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
12:34 PM ET (US)
If there are any LA based authors who would like to read/talk about the importance of reading at a Readathon in January at Title I elementary schools (Title I means that 50% or more of the children are below the poverty level) let me know. mark@well.com
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Graeme UddPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
10:46 AM ET (US)

Cool program; anything that inspires and motivates kids (or anyone) to read more is fantastic. These are great books/series too:

Margaret Wander Bonanno: The Others Trilogy
Jay Williams: The Hero from Otherwhere
Alan Garner: The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Kathryn Lasky: Memoirs of a Bookbat
Louisa Luna: Brave New Girl
Lloyd Alexander: The Prydain Chronicles
Robin McKinley: The Hero and the Crown
Anne McCaffrey: The Harper Hall Trilogy
Susan Cooper: The Dark is Rising Sequence
Isobelle Carmody: The Obernewtyn Chronicles
Jean Craighead George: My Side of the Mountain

That's a *short* list; so many amazing books!
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erniePerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
10:40 AM ET (US)
what Pat said. WiT was the strongest book of the 3, but I'd just sneak it in the list saying trilogy instead of books. When I read these books as a kid I was to dumb to see all the Xtian symbols, it was just a huge exciting mind trip for this bumpkin!
Edited 11-27-2002 10:40 AM
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Pat. YorkPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
09:55 AM ET (US)
Hmm, _Swiftly Tiltting Planet_? I'd have substituted _Wrinkle In Time_ myself.

I'd have also added LeGuin's _Earthsea Trilogy_ , _Hatchet_ by Gary Paulson (or really anything by him) and _Charlotte's Web. I'd probably also add _Little Women_ for reasons I can't quite figure out. If you asked a bunch of reader kids they'd also include as much C.S. Lewis and such as you'd let them.

Good list. The point is, we'll all have our own list, let's compile it, and put the books into the hands of kids.
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Cory DoctorowPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
08:59 AM ET (US)
How constructive.
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SakushaPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2002
08:12 AM ET (US)
Oh ferchrissake, this list proves my point again. There is NO list of book recommendations on the internet that does not include Ender's Game. Isn't it time for this piece of cold-war Mormon propaganda to die? And BTW, it isn't a novel, it's a short story. A VERY short story.

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