What book did you read constantly as a child?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    What book did you read constantly as a child?

    There was always one book that ended up in our hands over and over as children.  Which one was yours?

  2. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell. His books always were on my night stand. Young females being productive on their own with animal friends who had great losses in their life.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I always do enjoy books with human-animal connections.  Fine choice.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      One I also loved.  smile

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image81
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 5 years ago

    Do instruction manuals count? I've worn the pages of my Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer manual due to the amount of times I've flicked through it.

    On a serious note, I didn't do a great deal of reading as a child. But one book I did read constantly was Stephen King's "Blaze", and some of his short stories in the anthology books.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      King was and still is an icon for all ages, as surprising as that sounds.

  4. Pennypines profile image61
    Pennypinesposted 5 years ago

    Tales from the Arabian Nights.  And I used to go to my grandmother's room to read to her because her eyesight was failing.  Invariably it was the Holy Bible with her favorite chapters marked.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      People never remember how many good stories the Bible actually tells.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    I used to read a novel by Louisa May Alcott over and over.  It was called "An Old-Fashioned Girl."  While I read "Little Women" also, there was something about the character, Rose, in AOFG that always drew me back again and again.  We also had an illustrated book in the house called "The Animals of North America" that I found fascinating, and I would go through that one practically once a week.  smile

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not always the classics that connect with a person.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't that funny?  I do love Little Women, but it was never the same as the other for me.

    3. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's happened to me too.  The staple of my favorite author, Chris Bunch, was the Sten series, which I hated.  I much preferred his Seer King series.

  6. J Burgraff profile image72
    J Burgraffposted 5 years ago

    I read "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott over and over again.  I read it first when I was seven years old and then again probably each year of my life until I was about 15.  I reread again in my forties and plan to again this year (I'm 54).  I find it endlessly fascinating for different reasons with each reread.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is the beauty of great literature and great art in general.  You always find something new every time you go back.

  7. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    Judy Blume and Nancy Drew books always ended up in my hands. I loved them and would re-read them over and over.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How can you not?  That's good stuff.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought Judy Blume was great!

    3. Krista Schnee profile image78
      Krista Schneeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I also was a big fan of Judy Blume and Nancy Drew. I also loved the Encyclopedia Brown books.

  8. JayeWisdom profile image92
    JayeWisdomposted 5 years ago

    I learned to read at age four, so by the time I was eight years old I was devouring books usually read by older readers. That's when I discovered WUTHERING HEIGHTS.  I continued to read it about once a year into adulthood, and the story of Catherine and Heathcliff never failed to thrill me.

    Jaye

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A timeless classic that doesn't get the recognition it deserves.

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    Copper Manposted 5 years ago

    Clarence Buddington Kelland wrote a series of books about Mark Tidd. I couldn't get enough of them. The books featured an Our Gang group of young boys in various adventures. Nowadays the books sell on eBay at premium, classic prices, if at all.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose that mean I can't have the pleasure.

  10. renegadetory profile image98
    renegadetoryposted 5 years ago

    I think the book I took out most from my elementary school library was "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein... my mother must have gotten so sick of reading those poems to me but I thought they were awesome!

    1. KDeus profile image95
      KDeusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This was the book that I read over and over, too!

    2. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Silverstein was a master who profoundly impacted my childhood.  The Giving Tree was my favorite.

  11. Sue Bailey profile image82
    Sue Baileyposted 5 years ago

    There were 3 for me. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and What Katy Did  by Susan Coolidge.  I loved those books.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A broad collection because who can ever have just one?

  12. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 5 years ago

    "The Secret Garden."  I loved that as a child and I still love it today.  I do read it as an adult.  I love the characters, I love the old Gothic mansion, and I love the garden and of course the story.  It has always held my interest.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great book and a highly underrated movie!

  13. soconfident profile image81
    soconfidentposted 5 years ago

    Poppy by AVI, I read this book over and over again. I read all to the sequels to Poppy.

  14. WalterPoon profile image78
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    As a child, I constantly read comic books, LOL.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Which ones?  I don't judge people for that.

    2. WalterPoon profile image78
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beano and Dandy, LOL.

  15. petenali profile image87
    petenaliposted 5 years ago

    It has to be "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl.  It was a classic fantasy adventure story about a boy escaping from his situation in life, travelling with new found friends who give him a different outlook on his situation.  Great story telling and imagery in it.

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    Alise- Evonposted 5 years ago

    At one of my grandma's houses, it was "The Poky Little Puppy," at a neighbor's house it was "Danny and the Dinosaur," and at our house it was the abridged "Black Beauty" (which I still have) when I was smaller and the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was a bit older. Truthfully, there were more, as I loved to read, but those are the first ones that came to mind as finding their way to my hands more frequently.

 
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