Late August Book Porn: YA/Children’s Fiction (and Thomas Mann)

August 21, 2012 § 4 Comments

And now, the YA/children’s fictions (and Thomas Mann) that I bought.  Many of these will be reviewed and almost all will eventually be given as a gift.
Beverly Cleary was one of my favorite writers when I was like 8 or 9 years old.  Fond memories of these two books in particular.

I remember my 4th grade teacher reading these two books aloud to me.

She also read aloud Where the Red Fern Grows.  It was so quiet in the class as she finished the final chapters.  The Gaiman I haven’t yet read.

Replacement/hardcover copy of one of my favorite Mann stories.

§ 4 Responses to Late August Book Porn: YA/Children’s Fiction (and Thomas Mann)

  • Kathleen says:

    my sixth grade teacher also read aloud Where the Red Fern Grows. I sobbed. and everyone stared at me. I think I kind of ruined it for everyone.(also, I had already finished it on my own, not being able to wait a chapter a day.)ah, Life.

  • Larry Nolen says:

    I was the same way, except I didn't sob aloud in class. But I sure didn't want to read anything for a few days. Having lost a few dogs due to disease or being hit by a car in the previous couple of years, it really hit home :(I'm planning on reviewing it in a week or two, but it'll be very tough.

  • I read Where the Red Fern grows in 7th grade and still remember being devastated by it.

  • Larry Nolen says:

    My dad read it in high school, I think (he was born in late 1946 and the book came out in 1961), and he said it bothered him a lot due to growing up on a farm with a lot of hunting dogs being raised there.

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