Books in Kid's Genre?
jwol at fast.net
Thu Jan 18 22:33:36 EST 2007
In response to Barry N.'s discussion about King Solomon's Mines, earlier
this year, I believe, I read my ML copy and absolutely loved it. Good
choice for a young reader.
From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu [mailto:owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu] On
Behalf Of Ron Holl
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:32 AM
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Subject: Re: Books in Kid's Genre?
I thought we had this genre!
At the very least, I think our list needs to include the five that ML felt
belonged there in 1926:
Five Great Juveniles:
Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, etc.
Stevenson, Treasure Island
Van Loon, Ancient Man
Wilde, Fairy Tales and Poems in Prose
Yeats, Irish Fairy & Folk Tales
Relative to She/King Solomon's Mines. If you recall, Barry N. purchased
this as a young adult (adding Dracula to the counter as well.) Dracula was
also purchased by John W. as a youngster (using his allowance, and choosing
an ML Dracula over a non-ML Frankenstein). But it clearly indicates that
these were books sought by youngsters.
I read She/KSM and thought they were very good (KSM being the better of the
two). I got one of my kids to read KSM (12 yrs) and he did not enjoy it (to
him, it was boring).
I just got a copy of Dracula. Maybe I'll read that next.
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