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    Default wot childrens books still haunt your imagination

    the magic box-john mansfield
    the one by the man who did wild things thats not wild things, its about a boy who falls into a mixing bowl or something.

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    Not a book, but...The Monster Munch adverts. The one in the swamp.

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    i will accept answers like craners. it is a good one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    the magic box-john mansfield
    the one by the man who did wild things thats not wild things, its about a boy who falls into a mixing bowl or something.

    Came here to put that when I saw the thread title. Mickey In The Night Kitchen, I think. His suit of dough!

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    And The Runaway Roller Skate. Haunting my son's imagination with my old copy these days.

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    I have a deep abiding love for Ursula's Le Guin's The Wizrd of Earthsea. Great book, which is a comfort read for me - I probably read it about once a year.

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    Has to be chicken licken or the one with mud puddle

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    the phantom tollbooth-norman juster

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    I was the same with the earthsea books by ursula le guin. They seemed so vivid and cool. And the dark is rising trilogy by susan hill..

    I loved sendak's monsters, used to spend hours tracing them and learning to draw them. They were in my dreams and nightmares long into my teens..

    The wolf in the neverending story, the bit in the swamp of despair..

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    I ENJOYED ALL THOSE TOo/

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    Wizbit

    Ulysses 31 (so fucked up)

    The dozers from Fraggle Rock

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    from when i was very young:

    burglar bill. real life innit, the most haunting thing of all?

    the other janet and alan alberg one with the skeletons, i think there was something about the way they used language that imprinted it on you.

    a book about the apollo 11 moon mission that i made my mum read to me over and over again apparently, before i could read it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
    I have a deep abiding love for Ursula's Le Guin's The Wizrd of Earthsea. Great book, which is a comfort read for me - I probably read it about once a year.
    Yes, and it's beautifully written

    Have you read the later books? (starting with Tehanu) — in which she reconfigures the magical element from a sort of feminist viewpoint, essentially portraying "men's magic" as a mistake. It's well done, but you have to read them twice to appreciate it. The first time through you don't get where the story is going (because it's not going where you expect/want it to go).

    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    the phantom tollbooth-norman juster
    One of my all-time favourite books

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    And the dark is rising trilogy by susan hill..
    by Susan Cooper — and there are five books

    I guess The Dark is Rising itself is the best, though The Grey King is also very good, and I have a certain fondness for Greenwitch.

    Others...

    Richard Adams - Watership Down
    Rosemary Sutcliff's Roman Britain books: The Eagle of the Ninth, The Lantern Bearers, etc
    some of Robert Westall's supernatural books: The Wind Eye, The Devil on the Road
    John Christopher's Prince in Waiting trilogy

    Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy is also very good — but those are recent, so I can't say they "still haunt my imagination" or anything.
    Last edited by subvert47; 29-05-2010 at 06:38 PM.

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    my favourite kids book involved a kid who looks through a magic telescope and ends up in a strange, frankly psychedelic world full of weird logic, some kind of Captain America type superhero and much oddness. Wish to fuck I could remember the name..

    loved all the Roald Dahl books too..
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    Big yes to watership down, only read it after watching the cartoon tho.
    And yes, susan cooper :] susan hill wrote woman in black *demonic-laughter*

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