Heart of a Child Challenge

I really shouldn’t be entering another challenge, but I just can’t resist this one. It’s being run by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews – see her post on this challenge here.

The challenge is to read 3 to 6 books between February 1, 2008 and July 14, 2008, choosing from books and authors that you discovered, loved, or adored as a child. Anything and everything that you read through the age of 18 would qualify.

The books I will be choosing from are:

  • Mr Blossom’s Shop by Barbara Euphan Todd.
  • Heidi by Joanna Spyri
  • The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  • The Gloriet Tower by Eileen Meyler

These were all favourites. I may have to add Heidi Grows Up and Heidi’s Children and also What Katy Did Next.

5 thoughts on “Heart of a Child Challenge

  1. That’s a nice list. Two of them I’ve not heard of, so look forward to your thoughts on those in good time. I remember very well falling for the Scarlet Pimpernel books when I was about 14 and racing through them all. Memories…


  2. I would love to join in with this challenge but I have so much that I have to read for group and teaching purposes I daren’t think about it. I used to teach ‘The Secret Garden’ to my final year undergrads and it is the most wonderful book, still remarkable relevant nearly a hundred years after it was written.


  3. The Secret Garden is one of those books I’m not sure whether or not I’ve read… the film was the first one I saw at the cinema, and I think I’ve heard an audio version perhaps, but not sure if read it…Did you know that Persephone have published a Barbara Euphan Todd adults’ novel, Miss Ranskill Comes Home? Perhaps you’ve mentioned it before… anyway, well worth a read, I loved it.Simon


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