Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Book List Meme - 3 Books That You Loved as a Child

Rebecca at Lost in Books has started a new weekly meme - The Book List. This is perfect for me because I love making lists of books. I am more likely to make a list for a challenge than to actually complete a challenge! So here it is - all lists, no pressure - just right for me.

Here's this week's list..(and if you click on the link, you can check out everyone else's lists!)

3 Books That You Loved as a Child

Go Dog Go was my all time favorite! I loved the end when they had the party in the tree. That is the most joyful image. To this day, I want my life to be the dog party. I could not find an image of the tree party but I did find the dogs driving to the tree in all their enthusiasm. Do you like my hat?



















When I was older, maybe around 4th grade. I read Mandy and fell in love. It's a book by Julie Andrews (Yes, the one who played Mary Poppins, who knew she could write?!). A little girl living in an orphanage discovers an abandoned cottage and claims it as her own. She sneaks items out to decorate it and tends the neglected garden and it becomes her own little haven.







Continuing my orphan theme, everyone is probably familiar with The Little Princess who is left in an English boarding school while her father goes to work the diamond mines in Africa. When he is killed, she becomes a pauper and is forced to live in the attic as a drudge. But she sneaks things in and turns her little attic into a haven. Hmmm...there seems to be a theme here that perhaps should be explored in therapy! I do know that I spent an inordinate amount of time as a young girl poring over the JCPenney and Sears catalogs - not looking at toys - but looking at home goods.

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

The only one of those I've read is Go Dog Go, I'm sad to say.

emmegailsbookshelf said...

Great list! I love Go Dog Go! It was definitely a staple at my house. Here's my list.

Avid Reader said...
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Avid Reader said...

I loved all of these books. I remember reading Mandy and desperately wishing I could find my own abandoned cottage.

Lexie said...

You know I never got around to reading A Little Princess. I loved the movie, and I saw a stage play of it, but for some reason I never read the book itself....

Jenny said...

I can still hear my daddy reading Go Dog Go to us before going to bed. It is one of my daughter's most requested books as well.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

A Little Princess was a favourite of mine, too. I didn't do The Book List this week, but if I had, that book would definitely have been on it! =)

Rebecca :) said...

I enjoyed The Little Princess, too, as well as The Secret Garden. They almost made it on my list. They would the Top 10.

I have not heard of Mandy! But the book sounds so lovely! I need to find that! Thanks for a great list!