Books in Kid's Genre?

John jwol at
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.

John Wolansky

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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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