eglantine_br (eglantine_br) wrote,

Erastes Book List

The lists of childhood books got me thinking, remembering. Here are mine, in no real order.

Little Women, Little Men

Dark Is Rising  (Series)

Wolves of Willoughby Chase, (and the others I could get by Joan Aiken)


Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Fire from Heaven and The Persian Boy (I did not like the rest of Mary Renault as well as those.)

Wind in the Willows (read it again this year and still love it.)

King of the Wind, (and the other horse books by M. Henry)

Johnny Tremain (I had a big crush on him!)

Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankwiler (Does anyone else remember this? The book with the kids who ran away to live in the NY Met?)

A Wrinkle in Time, (Series)

The Three Musketeers

Wow, the more books I think of the more I recall. Kids are strange. I remember loving a biography of Louis Pasteur I mean, carrying it around with me, reading it over and over, adoration. i do not now know why I loved it so...

And there was a picture book, about a woman in a New York Apt who had a cat named Ashurbanipal. It had illustrations by Hillary Knight.

(I have looked it up. It was called Aunt Tuddy.)

Some of these books have been on other lists already. Others may be peculiar only to me. Let me know. I'm curious.
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