What is your most memorable childhood book?

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  1. Seeker7 profile image83
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    What is your most memorable childhood book?

    Mine was a book called "Carbonella" about a mysterious black cat who helps out some poor kids during the summer holidays and then just as mysteriously vanishes again. I loved this story and read it loads of times.

  2. Judi Bee profile image93
    Judi Beeposted 12 years ago

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.  Slightly bizarre and surreal, I loved it and enjoyed it again when I read it with my daughter a few years ago.

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    A.CreativeThinkerposted 12 years ago

    I have many memorable books.  One which comes to mind was "Cinderella".
    I enjoyed reading that many times.

  4. Vinaya Ghimire profile image79
    Vinaya Ghimireposted 12 years ago

    Panchatantra, a Hindu book of fables, was my favorite book. I still love to read those fables.

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    KellyVialposted 12 years ago

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. I loved this book as a child and I read it over and over again. Definitely a classic!

  6. Sam Dolloff profile image61
    Sam Dolloffposted 12 years ago

    Blueberries for Sal.  Growing up in Maine we are all about our lobster and our blueberries smile my Mom used to read this book to me all the time.

  7. JEDIJESSICUH profile image79
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 12 years ago

    For me it was a kid's version of The Prince And The Pauper. It's one of the first books I ever remember reading. I don't know why, I vaguely remember the book, but the story is so well-known that I pretty much understand what my eight year old self didn't.

  8. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 12 years ago

    Nancy Drew, I used to love reading about her adventures.

  9. Maralexa profile image82
    Maralexaposted 12 years ago

    The Count of Monte Christo!  I thought he was so good at getting revenge.  I don't feel revenge is the best way to go now, but it sure impressed when I read the book at 9.

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    writerwoman222posted 12 years ago

    The secret Garden... It was a magical story, one that will never forget...

  11. WindMaestro profile image59
    WindMaestroposted 12 years ago

    I would have to say 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' was my number one. I loved that little guy. But I must also say I loved anything by Dr.Suess. smile

  12. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    First book I really read was The Wizard of Oz and loved it, but the book that had the most effect on me and kept me reading was Wrinkle in Time.

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    Indigitalposted 12 years ago

    Harry Potter from about 6 onwards. End of an era couple of months ago.
    The Roald Dahl books were all great too: James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits and others.

  14. cre8ivOne profile image68
    cre8ivOneposted 12 years ago

    Oh man,
    One favorite?  That's a very tough call!
    I always had a fondness for The Littles, and of course Charlotte's Web. : )

  15. hazelwood4 profile image68
    hazelwood4posted 12 years ago

    My favorite book as a child was, Where the Wild Things Grow.  I did not care much for the film adaption though.

  16. Bubblegum Senpai profile image88
    Bubblegum Senpaiposted 12 years ago

    By far my favourite book as a kid was "Secret Garden." I can still today, as an adult, read it over and over again.

  17. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    "The Miracle Worker" (the story of Helen Keller)   I got the children's version from a school book club when I was nine or ten, and I absolutely loved the story.  The book had the braille alphabet at the back, so I thought that was interesting too.

    In second place:  "Heidi"   I had a big, thick, "grown-up-writing", version of the book, with no pictures other than the occasional full-page, black-and-white photo from the Shirley Temple version of the movie.  The book was so thick and had such small print, it took a long time to read - and re-read because I liked it so much the first time.   I think I was eight or nine when I kept re-reading that one.

  18. Truckstop Sally profile image60
    Truckstop Sallyposted 12 years ago

    My favorite was Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - because I loved the teacher who read it to us.  When I ask my students (9 year-olds) that question, they usually respond with whatever book they are currently reading.  Love it!

  19. Moms-Secret profile image78
    Moms-Secretposted 12 years ago

    I love Charlotte's Web.  I shared it with my daughter this year and she loved it too!

  20. whoisbid profile image60
    whoisbidposted 12 years ago

    I must say it has to be a novel called "Silas Marner"

  21. sashas89 profile image64
    sashas89posted 11 years ago

    I was obsessed with Hardy Boys when I was a child, but the book that left the deepest impression was 100 years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Granted, I couldn't understand half the things the novel said, but the writing was tremendously imaginative and it impacted the way I think and wrote for a very long time.


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