What childhood books do you remember?
From the time I learned how to read, books have made a huge impact on me. I’ll never forget my third-grade teacher reading, “Where the Red Fern Grows,” and bringing me and my classmates to tears.
Other books I remember:
Charlotte’s Webby E.B. White. Wilbur the pig befriends a spider named Charlotte.
Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow. Celia Garth transforms from a fashionable dressmaker to a patriot spy during the Revolutionary War.
My Side of the Mountainby Jean Craighead George tells the story of a New York City boy living in a tree house in the the Catskill Mountains.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg is the story of how Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie run away from home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and solve a mystery about an angel statue.
What childhood books made an impression on you?
Exercise: Reread your favorite childhood books to see from an adult perspective how the author created a story world that stayed with you.