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Old Feb 8 2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Out of nowhere it occurred to me to look for a set of books I used to get from the library all the time when I was little...

Anyone ever read these?


Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka... Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr... Fun little books with great illustrations. I didn't know at the time they were by a Swedish author, or that they were written in the late 40's, early 50's.

I just remember being very excited whenever there was a Flicka, Ricka, Dicka book for me to check out at the library. This is a very specific memory for me... Considering how much time I've spent at the library over the years, I think that's saying something!


These are now on my list of "stuff I'm going to buy someday" - just because of the nostalgia.
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Old Feb 8 2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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Mine was Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, The Chalet School, Enid Blyton, the Littles, Hardy Boys, 3 Investigators, Babysitters Club and when I got into high school, Anne McCaffrey's The White Dragon and Harperhall series. Honestly can't remember anything else.
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Those remind me of the Dick and Jane book that use to be use to teach kids to read.

I us to like Col. S.P. Meeks I think was how you spelled the name. They were all stories about animals. I also liked Albert Turhune. They were all about collies.

I mostly liked animal stories when I was little.
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Jube - I read a lot of those, too - these came much earlier for me!
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Nope, I never read any of those as a young kid.

For me, it was always a lot of Dr. Seuss plus some other favorites that I can' remember off the top of my head.
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Mine was Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, The Chalet School, Enid Blyton, the Littles, Hardy Boys, 3 Investigators, Babysitters Club and when I got into high school, Anne McCaffrey's The White Dragon and Harperhall series. Honestly can't remember anything else.
I actually own a full set of the Trixie Belden, and a full set of the hardcover Nancy Drew.
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I've never heard of the books you mentioned Brenda... but they look like a great children's series.

My first real series as a kid was the Babysitter's Club books and then as I got older I enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter... and finally my freshman year of high school I started with the Harper Hall trilogy and have been hooked/obsessed with Anne McCaffrey ever since. I remember writing a report on the crystal singer series for my 10th grade English class. That’s probably the most enjoyable report I’ve ever written.

Has anyone ever heard of the Replica series by Marilyn Kaye? That was my all-time favorite series in middle school/high school before I was introduced to Anne McCaffrey. Great book for the early teenage years!!
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Well being of the older generation I was brought up on a diet of George Alfred Henty, Robert Michael Ballantyne, A. A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome.

My early learn-to-read books were the Beacon Readers of which the only title I can rmember was one called 'Old Lob' ... oh and there was one called 'Careful Hans'.
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The only other books I can specifically recall from that age are Dr. Seuss and Bill Peet, and I think these were a little younger than that...

My sister figured out how to read before she entered kindergarten at age 5. I didn't, but I picked it up right away, shot ahead and never stopped since!
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I have a partial set of Wizard of OZ books, and a rather good collection of Uncle Wiggly stories. I suspect in my house that my grandmother was the one who read to me, my mother was too busy with cleaning house/church activities.
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I completely forgot that I have a bunch of the Wizard of Oz books too. Hmmm, I think they are put away in a box somewhere. *now where is that thing, anyway* Oh, well, I might even have them all, but as I can't put my hands on them right now, I'm not sure.
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