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40 Things (16)

1st edition cover (Methuen)
Now We Are Six Image via Wikipedia

Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, her 16th topic is:

16) A favourite book from childhood

Oh my.  I had a lot of favorite books when I was younger.  I’ve mentioned a few – “Now We Are Six” by A.A. Milne, and “A Wrinkle in Time.”  I loved the Trixie Belden series (more contemporary than Nancy Drew), I loved “The Secret Garden” and “Mandy.” “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” the Little House on the Prairie books, and books about The Littles.  I remember learning to read with Dick and Jane books (I even loved their little stories!).  I loved reading Aesop’s fables and Grimm’s fairy tales.  I was never without a book, even then.  When I went to see relatives, they would ask my mom to have me leave my books at home.

So to pick one is difficult.   Because I still have the book on my bookshelf and love to get it out when little ones are over (and love to give it as a gift to all six year olds I know), I am going to choose “Now We Are Six” by A.A. Milne.  I loved the stories told in rhyme and the lightheartedness of them.

#16 on my list was to “Watch movies from 1968” (the year I was born).  This was a fascinating challenge!  I ended up starting with “Funny Girl” and watched quite a few movies from that time period.  There were a lot of BAD movies made that year (see Barbarella) but lots of fun movies, too!  It was an interesting time… and a challenge that I loved.

Off to read!