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Books That Shaped My Childhood

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The list author says: "Much of my childhood, if not all of it, was spent immersed in books with wonderful stories and beautiful illustrations. Here are the titles that had the biggest impact on my life and who I am today. I hope you enjoy my old favorites as much as I still do."
When the Sun Rose
When the Sun Rose
"Barbara Berger's books were among the ones I read and re-read the most. The sumptuous illustrations and sweet, gentle stories captured my mind in ways no other books could."
Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book)
Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book)
"Barbara Berger's books were among the ones I read and re-read the most. The sumptuous illustrations and sweet, gentle stories captured my mind in ways no other books could."
The Donkey's Dream
The Donkey's Dream
"Barbara Berger's books were among the ones I read and re-read the most. The sumptuous illustrations and sweet, gentle stories captured my mind in ways no other books could."
LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH THE (PAPERBACK) COPYRIGHT 1996 PUTNAM   JUVENILE
LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH THE (PAPERBACK) COPYRIGHT 1996 PUTNAM JUVENILE
"Tomie DePaola's whimsical approach to illustration and storytelling made a huge impact on my own love of watercolors and myths and legends. This title was one I carried around with me for many years when I was very little."
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
The Legend of the Bluebonnet
"Tomie DePaola's whimsical approach to illustration and storytelling made a huge impact on my own love of watercolors and myths and legends. This title was one I carried around with me for many years when I was very little."
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
"Though some of her stories were a little unsettling to my 5-year-old self (see: Squirrel Nutkin, The Pie and the Patty Tin), Beatrix Potter's collection of nursery rhymes and fables were always somewhere within reaching distance because of the attention Potter paid to her various protagonists' worlds."
Pelle's New Suit
Pelle's New Suit
"The series of books by Elsa Beskow were another set that drew me in because of their gorgeous illustrations. Beskow's renditions of classic European stories and magical faeries and sprites will always have a place of honor on my bookshelf."
Peter in Blueberry Land
Peter in Blueberry Land
"The series of books by Elsa Beskow were another set that drew me in because of their gorgeous illustrations. Beskow's renditions of classic European stories and magical faeries and sprites will always have a place of honor on my bookshelf."
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
"Robin McKinley's re-envisioning of what is possibly one of the most famous and enduring faerie tales in history stands apart from other faerie-tale-reduxs because of its honest and fresh take on what it was like to be the Beauty in "Beauty & the Beast"."
Zel
Zel
"Zel, in an effort to afford more weight and subtext to famous fairy tales, gives a voice to the once-villainous mother of the tremendously-tressed heroine of old and provides us with the chance to see this well-known tale in a very fresh new light."
Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, Book 1)
Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, Book 1)
"Before there was Harry Potter, there was Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic. This series of books was my gateway to other incredible authors and their collective works."
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
The Westing Game
The Westing Game
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
A Fairy Went a-Marketing
A Fairy Went a-Marketing
Miss Rumphius
Miss Rumphius
Of Two Minds (Point Fantasy)
Of Two Minds (Point Fantasy)
More Minds (Point Fantasy)
More Minds (Point Fantasy)
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 (The Royal Diaries)
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 (The Royal Diaries)
The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769 (The Royal Diaries)
The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769 (The Royal Diaries)
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries)
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries)
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466 (The Royal Diaries)
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466 (The Royal Diaries)