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John Falstaff
12-10-03, 02:09
Hi Everyone,

I know it's late to be asking this.

But what are your favourite stories, especially children's stories.

The Hardy Boy's? Narnia? Harry Potter? Denis the Menace, 1001 Nights?

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Let us know!?

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Roddy@Raider
12-10-03, 02:21
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif hi john!!!
my favourite childrens story is The Hobbit by
J R R Tolkien, it has all the right things to feed a healthy imagination, which i feel is important in childhood.
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Isabella
12-10-03, 02:25
The Velveteen Rabbit

tippucat
12-10-03, 02:35
I loved all the Rosemary Sutcliffe stories set in Roman Britain. They have stayed in my imagination all these years. Don't think they're published any more. Also, of course, the Hobbit and LotR. Famous Five. Dr Dolittle stories. Kipling. The Broons and Oor Wille, every xmas got the albums, alternate years. More, can't remember them at the moment.

John Falstaff
12-10-03, 02:41
Yeah TC,

Stuff like 'Eagle of the Ninth', and a guy called Henry Treece did similar stuff.

What about Eriador and the Owl Service? And Beartix Potter! ;)

Isabella,

I've heard about 'The Velveteen Rabbit' (er, on Friends http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ) but what's it about (and don't sar a velveteen rabbit!) and whose it by?

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tippucat
12-10-03, 03:47
I knew inspiration would kick in. All the Gerald Durrell books. Hilarious. All the Little House on the Prarie books. Chronicles of Narnia.

Sir 'J', the other week you mentioned a fifth book to the Earthsea quartet. Do you know anything else about the fifth book?

mlharper
12-10-03, 03:52
Children's Stories– or just good stories for everyone?
Of course LOTR and The Hobbit are on the list, though I'm not sure most children can get the most out of either. Harry Potter is also excellent. The Chronicles of Narnia are good if you can overlook/don't mind the religious connotations. Same can be said for Madeline L'engle's stories (A Wrinkle in Time, etc). I liked Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising series. Grimm's Fairytales are always worth a read. Wind in the Willows and Watership Down are really good. Judy Bloom is a good children's author. There are a hundred others that are excellent... of course, but not being a child anymore, I sometimes am out of that loop. Fields of the Nephillim recommends Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. And I've heard good things about Artemis Fowl. That's a lot! Maybe I'm easily entertained? :D

Roddy@Raider
12-10-03, 03:59
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif hi ShiseidoRed!!!!!

mlharper
12-10-03, 04:27
Hi, Roddy! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Harryu
12-10-03, 07:55
Couple of book series that I couldn't get enough of as a child were the 'Hotatio Hornblower', and the 'Just William' ones :D

Aza

Roddy@Raider
12-10-03, 08:03
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif :cool: yes i used to read just william books i completely forgot about them until you just mentioned them!!!!!

Isabella
12-10-03, 15:57
Originally posted by John Falstaff:


Isabella,

I've heard about 'The Velveteen Rabbit' (er, on Friends http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ) but what's it about (and don't sar a velveteen rabbit!) and whose it by?

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif The author is Margery Williams. It is about the life of a stuffed animal (toy rabbit). He wants to know what it would feel like to be Real after another toy points out the fact that he is not. Adults can probrobly get a lot out of this book as well.

John Falstaff
12-10-03, 17:18
Hi Tippucat,

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Ursula le Guin's Earthsea 'Trilogy' was followed by 'Tehanu', the fifth was 'The Other Wind' and a book of short stories 'Tales from Earthsea' is due out in November.

Thanks for the info. Isabella!

RobBo
12-10-03, 20:04
Benedictions St John!

My favorite childrens story; Elidor by the magnificent Alan Garner.

John Falstaff
12-10-03, 20:27
Hi RobBo,

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Alan Garner did a lot of good stuff, including Elidor - which you spelt correctly, and I didn't.

;)

A lot of those oldies I feel are far better than Harry Potter - which is, IMO, overblown trash!

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Lady LC
12-10-03, 20:31
I really like the third Harry Potter book, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and all of the LOTR, especially the Two Towers- that's such a well written book! :D

neil4768
12-10-03, 20:34
The Beaturix Potter Books Peter Rabbit, Piggling Bland and all the rest.

tippucat
12-10-03, 20:36
Harry Potter? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif First one was readable thereafter descended into repetition and re-hashing the same plot. I suspect that in a few short years they will be confined to the back shelves of the library. How these books are spawning the equally grim film series defeats me, IMHO. :confused:

John Falstaff
12-10-03, 21:08
Also Harry Potter is blatantly anti-'muggle'.

I'm outraged JK Rowlings can get away with this!

:mad:

I'd like to sell that many books though!

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Isabella
12-10-03, 21:42
Originally posted by neil4768:
The Beaturix Potter Books Peter Rabbit, Piggling Bland and all the rest.Neil I agree with you. My mother raised me on Potter's books. I have fond memories of her stories.