Thursday, 12 April 2012

A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - Kate, and others by Jean Little

Kate - or any other book by Jean Little.

I'm racking my brains trying to remember which book of hers I read first, and how old I might have been. Possibly From Anna, which I loved, because I was a kid with glasses, too!


Mama's Going to Buy You A Mockingbird is another wonderful book. As are her two autobiographies, Little by Little and Stars Come Out Within. Oh, she's got so many! Little is a very prolific author. It was partly through her that I discovered the Dear Canada series of books (from Scholastic!): "The Dear Canada series invites readers into the intimate worlds of girls throughout different times in Canadian history. The ongoing series showcases Canada's most distinguished children's authors who recreate some of the most dramatic events from our diverse history."

They're also finally starting to come out with a series for boys. I hope Jean Little writes from that point of view as well!

9 comments:

Trisha said...

I probably would have loved these as a kid, but not sure as I don't know much about them yet :)

YAY for fave books, gonna check out all the others you've posted too :)

Nadja Notariani said...

I adore the type of illustration found on the covers you've posted. The pictures remind me of a book my daughters LOVED...titled, Elizabeth. I cannot remember the author's name, and the book is most definitely tucked into a wicker bin or resting upon one of the 27 book shelves in my office alone...If I find it, I'll post the author's name. We read that book until the pages started coming out. But...what a great story.

Joshua said...

And...more books I've not heard of before. Might have to check them out for The Girl. What's the age range?

Casperdarin said...

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The Golden Eagle said...

They sound like wonderful children's books!

Damyanti said...

Lovely books!

Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z
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Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for commenting on all my posts, Trisha!

Hope you find it, Nadja, I'm intrigued now.

Ooh, Jean Little is a perfect choice, Joshua. It depends which books - she writes board books for as young as, say, four. All the way up to about 12-14, maybe. It's hard for me to say cos I reread them even now at 32!

They are, Eagle!

I'm loving the challenge, Damyanti! I might fall behind on commenting a bit next week, as I'm going on vacation...

Gina said...

Beautiful illustrations. As I have two young girls, I'll be very interested to follow the author and introduce them to these awesome books. Thanks!

From Diary of a Writer in Progress

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for coming by, Gina!

Books I'm Reading and Finished Books

  • Hidden by Catherine Mackenzie
  • secret beta read 2
  • ***Reading At Intervals***
  • The Wars by Timothy Findley (reread)
  • So Anyway... by John Cleese
  • (Subterranean collection) John Scalzi
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King (loved My Pretty Pony)
  • What to Expect in Baby's First Year
  • Baby's First Year for Dummies
  • Beowulf and Sellic Spell by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  • The War of the Ring - Book 8 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • 11 Doctors 11 Stories by various authors (including Neil Gaiman)
  • Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien manuscripts edited by J. D. Rateliff
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Jerusalem Bible
  • ***Finished Books***
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
  • But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
  • Oh, Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad by M. R. James (short story) (1904)
  • Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman (reread)
  • My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl
  • Usborne board books
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson (so lovely)
  • Flowers for Mrs Harris by Paul Gallico
  • secret beta read!
  • The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
  • HELP! Food Allergies Coming To Dinner by Kait Nolan
  • This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
  • The Owl Service by Alan Garner
  • Two Caravans by Monica Lewycka
  • Aunt Sass by P. L. Travers
  • An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten (actually a few pages of the story, written by John Green for the film of his novel The Fault In Our Stars)
  • January Brings the Snow by Sara Coleridge (poem)
  • Kissing song by Neil Gaiman (poem)
  • The Mother by Nettie Palmer (poem)
  • William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Her Ladyship's Companion by Joanna Bourne
  • The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
  • Mes P'tits Contes, legends of Swiss cantons
  • see the 2014 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2014/12/books-read-in-2014-review.html
  • see the 2013 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2014/01/toast-to-professor-books-read-in-2013.html
  • see the 2012 list and statistics here http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-hobbit-review-and-year-end-books.html
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