A Memorable Childhood Book

When I was 10 and in the 5th grade, our teacher, Miss O’Dell, read aloud to us every day after lunch. The book I remember most from those sessions is The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. (May this was why she chose it for us: same last name.) To this day I devour adventure stories. I am guessing this is where it all began.

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What’s the one book from your childhood that you will always remember and that stood out for you?

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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I could not put this book down, and it is one of the few books of that era narrated by the horse. I cried buckets when his friend Ginger died, and on reading this book with my children all those years later I still could not hold back the tears! This is the only book Anna Sewell wrote. I think she put her whole heart into it.

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I’m not much of a reader, but I remember this book from when I was up in my room getting over chicken pox. I still like mysteries, but mostly watch them on TV or movies, not much reading. (I try to read but fall asleep these days.)
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Without a doubt, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn :+1:t2:

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The first book I picked and read (mostly) on my own (I think I was 8) was Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” I followed it up with “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne. A few years ago, I donated 2200 books to the Salvation Army (because they’d send a truck and two guys to pick them up) and still have a good 4000 more, mostly science fiction. I’ve read every one of them, some more than once.

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This is the earliest book I remember reading - sure there were earlier ones, but I remember this one. Turned me into a football fan, a Colts fan (at least until the day they left Baltimore), and a Unitas fan.

Brady schmady. Give me Johnny U. (OK, I love Brady - he can’t be denied - but still)

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When Stephen King decided to turn my life story into The Dark Tower series, I finally decided to read books.

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I read Dragons of Autumn Twilight when I was about 7 or 8 which is book 1 in the dragonlance chronicles series, was the first actual book I ever read, basically stole it off my older brother who then proceeded to kicked my ass when he found me with it and then let me borrow it as was expected of an older brother back then lol never forget it. If you’re in to fantasy and never read any Dragonlance novels you really should, the chronicles series were the best IMO.

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dont remember the author but at 10 year old i remember reading “Lucky Lure” which captured my imagination for fishing.

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Oooh–I loved these!

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Our Teacher always read us a little of “The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe” each day and we were always eager to hear more the following day.

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To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice & Men, Watership Down, and The Hobbit.