Favorite childhood book

garden roses - It shows a rose like the ones the dead mother loved so much in the garden.
United States
November 18, 2006 9:57pm CST
I really liked this book as a child. I still do. The idea of bringing a secret garden back to life at the same time family relationships are brought back to life also. What were/are some of your favorite books and why?
5 responses
• India
25 Nov 06
Alice in Wonderland
• United States
29 Nov 06
I love that one too! Its absolute craziness was fun.
@Angelwriter (1955)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Too many books to list them all. But, one I liked is by the same author of The Secret Garden. A Little Princess. I liked the idea of a riches to rags to riches story. Books somehow make poverty seem so inviting. I also loved that Sara was a storyteller and had an imagination. And, the way she got all her fortune back and behaved like a princess (meaning she was polite and didn't act like she was a lesser person because she was poor) even when she was a begger was really great to read.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I'm not sure if I read that one but it sounds good. If not I'll look it up.
• Canada
1 Feb 11
I actually had to study this book in University for a woman in literature course. Apparently this book is about female oppression? I think my favourite childhood book was The Giver by Lois Lowry. Even now I find the concept pretty fascinating - a totalitarian society that doesn't know things like weather and colour.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
16 Jan 07
There are just so many wonderful books to read I could never choose just one. I loved The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, The Bridge to Terabithia, and Konrad. That was actually a strange book. It had a can on the cover. The woman in the story couldn't have a baby so she ordered one in the mail. He came in a can and his name was Konrad. It was hilarious. I also loved the Judy Blume books and Beverly Cleary. I remember doing a book report on a book about John Paul Jones and enjoying it greatly too. I was a voracious reader and read pretty much everything the school library had to offer before I left that school.
• India
29 Nov 06
Charlie and the chocolate factory by Ronald Dhal