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Psychopoesie

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Re: Fantasy book recommendations!
« Reply #90 on: May 23, 2015, 12:32:35 AM »
For reading to a 6yo who is hobbit ready:

Alan Garner, Weirdstone of Brisinghamen and Moon of Gomrath.

Ursula Le Guin, Wizard of Earthsea (first couple anyway - last one of original trilogy a bit dark maybe).

C. S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia

Lloyd Alexander, Chronicles of Prydain.








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Re: Fantasy book recommendations!
« Reply #91 on: May 23, 2015, 07:53:38 AM »
For reading to a 6yo who is hobbit ready:

Alan Garner, Weirdstone of Brisinghamen and Moon of Gomrath.

Ursula Le Guin, Wizard of Earthsea (first couple anyway - last one of original trilogy a bit dark maybe).

C. S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia

Lloyd Alexander, Chronicles of Prydain.



Mary Norton, The Borrowers

Pat O'Shea, The Hounds of the Morrigan

Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon

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Re: Fantasy book recommendations!
« Reply #92 on: May 23, 2015, 08:59:13 AM »
Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart in a China that never was - there are three books and Barnes & Noble has the omnibus version available - I bought it...I read them as library books originally.

I remember them with great fondness and kept hoping that I'd run into a fourth, fifth, or even sixth adventure...but it was not to be - at least the series never "jumped the shark" like a few others I could name where the author kept writing due to the publisher and the public wanting *more, more, more* of a series where the inspiration was gone.

Jean Auel, Laurell K. Hamilton, and a very few more that I could complain about. 

Sometimes even a Mary Sue can be good reading - but when the Mary Sue takes over and the editing goes away, the writing is sure to go downhill, too.  And a bad Mary Sue can be very bad indeed.
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