Thoughts on World Book Day

Today I actually miss working in a school.  I’m not really in to the whole dressing up thing, but it is wonderful to see a school hall full of happy children in bright, mainly recognisable costumes.  And the best thing is that as a teacher you can concentrate on the pleasure of books for most of the day, which has to be a good thing.

On that thought which books can you remember giving you the most pleasure as a child or teenager?  It’s difficult for me to choose one but maybe two were my first loves;

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery



The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


I did like The Wind in the Willows and later Jane Eyre but maybe I appreciate them more rereading them as an adult.


Soon I moved on to The Eagle of the Ninth and other books by Rosemary Sutcliff and I devoured everything written by Geoffrey Trease.

Eagle                                     Trease

If I had been born later I might have chosen Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken,



or When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr



or Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson


I am sure most people will have a much less girly choice than me but next in my list would have been Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.


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