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Beautiful Joe - Margaret Marshall Saunders
Published in 1893 and based on a true story. It's the story of a dog rescued from extreme & cruel abuse by a loving family. It's told from the narrative of the dog. Interestingly done. Ms Saunders wrote it as a story for a Humane Society contest; which it won & was published the following year as a novel. It received world wide attention...and this was in the late 1890s.
The Little House on the Prairie series - Laura Ingalls Wilder
There was another which I read multiple times & somehow never committed the title to memory. Just don't know how that can possibly be, but it is! The story of a woman named Polly traveling with a wagon train (west?) as an independant person. Dressed in the clothing of a man; riding astride a horse, etc. Not acceptable behavior for a female at that time. I have tried several times to track this book down, but no luck. How I ever read this (multiple times!) & don't know the title is beyond me. I would blame the fact that I was 8-10 years old, but I read the other two around the same time.
I think this is the one you mean. You can buy it and read it again.
I started a level below you, with The Bobbsey Twins, then Encyclopedia Brown, Hardy Boys, and then on to Agatha Christie. Still reading every mystery I can get my hands on!
Call of the Wild. Jack London.
War and Peace
Which book probably would have been less acclaimed had it been published under Tolstoy's working title, "War, What Is It Good For?"
"War, friend only to the undertaker"
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The Phantom Tollbooth.
'Little House on the Prairie' trilogy
'Trixie Belden' series
'Hardy Boys' and to a lesser degree' Nancy Drew'
and my Mom's oldy 'bobbsey Twin' books.
Finn, if you think the Little House books are a trilogy - are you in for a treat! There are something like 8 titles in that series. Go back and read the rest. (I just re-read them all.)
Trixie Belden!!! Those were my favorites. I had a fourth grade teacher who read the Little House on the Prairie books to us right after lunch. It was great!
I liked all of the Seuss books as a little guy. When I was about 12 I got ahold of Arthur Hailey's "Airport" & thought I was ever so worldly & sophisticated.
I discovered the Hardy Boys series one summer when I was about ten. I'd go to our tiny public library and check out four or five at a time. When I'd get to the end of one book I'd put it down, pick up another, and start on it.
I too enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown, but graduated to novels like; The Deep Blue Goodbye, Nightmare in Pink, Bright Orange for the Shroud , A Deadly Shade of Gold and so on.
I loved Travis McGee, Also Agatha Christie, and so many others. I was lucky enough to live where there was a weeping willow by a stream and summers I would sit under the tree on the grass with my dog Spot and read until I fell asleep. It was on our property down in the hill country. Back then each new day was wonderful and glorious.
I was a tomboy and tracked though the woods and gullies with my faithful companion, Spot and carried a homemade bow and arrow. Those were the days.
By the way, Stephen King read John D. McDonald when he was growing up. Oh, and Max Brand, I forgot about him and Louis L'Amour.
I loved Agatha Christie as well. Read those all through junior high and high school.
Same as it is now. The Bible.
Henry and Ribsy
Fun With Dick and Jane
The Golden Book series
White Fang - Jack London
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Yertl the Turtle and Other Stories- Dr. Seuss
"The Mad Scientist Club". Inspired many of my own experiments and adventures..
Also devoured the Hardy Boys books, and my brother's Tom Swift books.
"Cheaper by the Dozen"
"Rabbit Hill"---I think it's time to read it again.
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