Hands down it was Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Once I finished reading it, I would turn back to page one and start again.
As for who gave it to me, it was really a what. I kept checking the book out from the library. My mother would take my sister and I every over weekend or so to the library in good weather. She wanted to make sure we were literate and well-rounded. And it worked!
Easy! The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. My elementry school teacher read it to us and then gave her copy from her parents to me I felt so privledged to get it and I cherish it! Now I bought my kids the same story (but a copy they can actually read and use) and it is my sons favorite book. He's looked at it enough to where he can read it to me just by looking at the pics
The first book I ever read was The Wizard of Oz. Our 1st grade teacher read it to us in class-a little every afternoon and so my mom bought me the book. I loved it and read it over and over again.
Well, when I was really little, I liked the book entitled "Is Your Mama a Llama?". It was the cutest little book with lots of animals in it!
My favourite book when I was little was a book called "Who's Mouse Are You?"
My dad gave it to me, and he read it to me so often, that I had it memorized and could recite it word for word as if I was actually reading it at the age of 2.
My copy got worn out, but my mom found a new copy of it shortly after my kids were born so that I could read it to them.
My favorite was House at Pooh Corner. It was part of the set of 'Pooh' books I received as a gift from Santa. I grew up on a small farm set back in the woods fairly far from civilization (or so I thought as a child) and I identified very strongly with Christopher Robin, his stuffed animal pals and their imaginary homes in the forest. There were some pretty complex relationships amongst those characters!
Now I want to read it again. I'm glad your question reminded me of this little book!
The Little Prince, among others.
I saw it from our school library and was drawn by the cover picture..I sure was glad I did not just stop at looking at the picture. One of the most beautifully-written book I have ever read so far.
Peter Pan. I do remember as a very young child memories of my mother singing verses and poems from Robert Louis Stevenson and others that I loved and passed on to my children. When very young I also loved the Bobsey Twins and the Burroughs series of woodland animals. Mom, Dad, aunt and grandmother (the Sarah of my love story) all contributed to my love of books and verse, though I don't remember who gave me what; they were just always there--the books and the people. But Peter Pan would always remain my favorite, even over Nancy Drew as an adolescent and even over adult loves now! theusus, thanks for the memories of The Little Prince. Peter Pan still wins out. If I could only fly!
Loved old legends and read them all I could my hands on: Greek legends; Old Vikings' Legends; Slavic Legens; Indian Stories, ' Arabic Tales; Esop...
The next on my list was the science fiction of that time: Jules Verne was my favourite...'The Mysterious Island' if I need to pick one:)
by Cathy 6 years ago
What was your favorite book to read as a kid and why?a) What was the name of the book and who was the author?b) If you have children, have you bought the book for your child(ren)?
by Caerleon 7 years ago
What is your favorite book to read to a young child?
by ROMANCER OF LIFE 11 months ago
Who is your favorite author? favorite book? and why?My favorite Author is Mercedes Lackey, and I love her style of writing. I love fiction fairytales, and adventurous stories. Her books always leave me wanting to read more. My favorite Mercedes Lackey collection is "Heralds of Valdemar."...
by alwaysamber 5 years ago
What is your favorite book of all time? Mine is "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott.
by Rosie writes 5 years ago
What was your favorite book for 2011?Every year I usually get hooked on an author or a series of books. This year I was mesmerized by The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and have read a couple of independent bestsellers that I enjoyed.
by SJ 7 years ago
What a year! Favorite books? I'm thinking my favorite book this year was "Complications" by Atul Gawande, and his book, "The Checklist Manifesto" also really great.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|