What Childhood Book Captured Your Imagination?
This is a challenging question for me. While I read extensively as a child, I tended to read a lot of, well, twaddle. I was never exposed to great books, or at least was only rarely exposed to them. So... I'm trying to come up with an answer to this. And I think I'm going to have to list a couple of things.
- I read and re-read, and re-re-read the entire Little House on the Prairie series. I wore Little House style dresses and bonnets to celebrate the bicentennial. We visited DeSmet, SD and all the Laura Ingalls Wilder locations there.
- I loved the biography section of my elementary school library. Pretty much everything there was either from Revolutionary War times, or from Civil War times. I remember my mom fighting with the school librarian to allow me to check the books out, and I'm so glad she did that. I hated history in school, but I adored biographies. I remember reading a book about Deborah Sampson and wondering why we couldn't learn stuff like this in history class. Hmmm. You think this impacted how I choose to homeschool my kids? I never thought about that before.
- Wrinkle in Time. I remember being totally enamored with this book. And I loved reading it with my kids just a year or so ago.