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What was your favorite book as a child? Who gave it to you?

  1. dipsmi profile image73
    dipsmiposted 6 years ago

    What was your favorite book as a child? Who gave it to you?

  2. StephanieBCrosby profile image85
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 6 years ago

    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!

  3. CassyLu1981 profile image84
    CassyLu1981posted 6 years ago

    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 smile  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 smile

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    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!

  6. savingkathy profile image92
    savingkathyposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. bkmuze profile image60
    bkmuzeposted 6 years ago

    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!

  8. theseus profile image79
    theseusposted 6 years ago

    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.

  9. Teylina profile image61
    Teylinaposted 6 years ago

    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!

  10. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    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:)

 
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