B is for Becky's Horse

Bis for Becky's Horse.

For this year's A to Z I'm featuring books I've read based on the Reading Challenge:

Today's books are books from my childhood. Besides the usual classics and series, I read quite a few one-off books. Here are two of them:

Becky's Horse by Winifred Madison

After winning a horse in a contest, Becky must decide whether to keep him -- she's longed for a horse for years -- or take the prize money to help an Austrian cousin orphaned during the invasion of Hitler's troops.

The Secret Life of Hilary Thorne by Marcia Wood

"With her father's new, high-pressured job on Madison Avenue and his resulting personality change, Hilary finds an increasing need to escape into a fantasy world peopled with characters from the books she has read. When her troubles at home and school mount, the fantasy world becomes so comfortable that Hilary almost decides to reside there permanently."

I always enjoyed this book for the reference to The Lord of the Rings!

What random books do you remember from childhood?


Zan Marie said…
I can tell you're having fun this ABC challenge. ;-)
S. L. Hennessy said…
I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time. That was my major childhood book memory.

Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
Anonymous said…
I remember being really into ghost stories for a while. Not really the Goosebumps stuff, but I remember some book written by Bruce Coville like "The Ghost in the Third Row". Eventually I got too freaked out by them and had to stop reading them. lol
Hi Deniz - I've never heard of either of these - but how very interesting. I read Fairy Stories to start with - many of them, then onto mysteries and some ghost stories ..

Cheers Hilary
Tough choice in the first one.
I liked The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Mary Purpari said…
There are three books in particular that I remember from my childhood: Gigi Lou, The Wind in the Willows The girl of the Limberlost.
I really enjoyed reading about your past books. Thank you
Jack said…
Becky's Horse sounds good. I must find that one!
Deniz Bevan said…
I love rereading A Wrinkle in Time and The Wind in the Willows.
Oh yes! I forgot about John Bellairs -- I love his stuff, too. And ghost stories! I read A Ghost in the Picture and A Ghost in the Window and Ghost Cat...they were quite good but I never read any other books like that, I wonder why?
I like your choice Alex -- I never read that one even though I read the Ramona books often.
Trisha F said…
I haven't heard of this - love the look of the book cover. Reminds me of childhood in a magical sort of way, too!
Deniz Bevan said…
I wish it wasn't in storage because now I feel like rereading it!

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