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  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    How far into my childhood?

    Stanley the Steam Shovel

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Stars Upon Thars

    The Encyclopedia Brown series

    The Three Investigators series

    The Boxcar Children series (the early ones, I didn't know about the later ones)

    The Nancy Drew series (again, the early ones. Surprisingly, I didn't like the Hardy Boys at all)

    Anything by Andre Norton, but especially

    Star Mans Son

    Judgment on Janus

    The Time Traders

    The Zero Stone

    Anything by Jules Verne, but especially

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    War of the Worlds

    The Time Machine

    The Jungle Books

    King Solomon's Mines

    The Hobbit (still my favorite)

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Sword in the Stone (still my second-favorite)

    The Once and Future King

    Looking at the other answers, I am reminded of a few more:

    The Gruesome Green Witch

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The whole "Dumarest" series

    The whole "Perry Rhodan" series (as much as they were published in English)

    (Star Trek seriously ripped off the Borg from that series, especially the original Borg ship - obvious, direct and certain rip-off, in very nearly every detail)

    The whole "Atlan" series (as much as they were published in English)

    Star Wars (yes, the book WAS better than the movie)

    The Foundation Trilogy

    I, Robot (doesn't remotely resemble the crummy movie, a great book)

    The Caves of Steel

    The Naked Sun

    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first trilogy only)

    The Sword of Shannara (despite it's obvious attempt to duplicate The Lord of the Rings)

    The first Xanth trilogy

  • 4 weeks ago

    Time For Bed by Mem Fox

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Little house in th woods, Tom Swift, Tom Sawyer and Catch 22.  And Grapes of Wrath--I'm a man and I almost cried for that one.

  • 1 month ago

    Cinderella pop up book...the best! 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    How about Playboy ?

  • 1 month ago

    I liked books about different continents and countries, but also children book's from Astrid Lindgren and WIlhelm Busch.

    And I also liked very much the "The Three Investigators" series  !

  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The Just So Stories

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    As a very wee lassie it was the Beatrix Potter stories; I progressed to the Winnie the Pooh ones; then the Frances Hodgson Burnett works. Eventually I discovered the Hobbit and Tolkien (Aged about 8). I had also started reading Classics in translation by then Thucydides, Suetonius, Caesar etc

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    my parents used to take us to the library on saturdays and someone would read books to us and we would borrow some. I remember a book about this boy who filled his house with plants. I would like Enid Blyton books , the famous five and secret 7.

  • susan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I loved Old Yeller so much that it transformed me into an avid reader. Next I went through a dog-story phase that included any dog book you can think of, and Where the Red Fern Grows emerged as another favorite.

    I also loved the Winnie the Pooh collections (we had them all,) the Chronicles of Narnia, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. 

    If I had been a child when the Harry Potter books came out, I'm sure I would have loved them, too. I did anyway, as an adult.

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