When I was around 10, there were three books that I especially loved. Although I never owned them for myself (owning books was such an extravagance back then), I checked them out again and again from my library, and read each multiple times:
1 - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
2 - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
3 - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
I adored these books! (Just seeing those familiar book jackets again gives me a warm, happy feeling deep in my soul.)
I've been thinking about my childhood favorites again, now that the new Wrinkle in Time movie is due for release in a couple of weeks (click here for the trailer). The movie looks pretty cool -- and I know the effects will be more than anything I could have imagined when I was reading the book as a 10-year-old. But, still. I'm not quite sure I want to see it.
What do you think?
And what were your favorite childhood books?
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