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Booklist: Classic Picks from Postergirlz

April 5th, 2008 (07:46 am)

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Each @ symbol represents the recommendation of one postergirl. A title followed by @@@@ was recommended by four postergirlz.

Classic Picks from Postergirlz (Published Pre-1930)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett @@@@
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen @@@@
Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery @@@
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald @@@
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott @@@
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte @@@
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett @@
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll @@
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas @@
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit @@
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne @
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter @
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy @
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens @
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor @
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift @
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte @
Call of the Wild by Jack London @
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo @

Many postergirlz also enjoy the works of Shakespeare.

Modern Classics (Post-1930 But Pre-1980)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster @@
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge @
Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis @
The Chosen by Chaim Potok @
The Promise by Chaim Potok @
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok @

Additional Resources
Jen has posted her own favorite classics booklist.


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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)

Stock up!

Posted by: Holly (grrlpup)
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)

This is the best kind of list-- I know and love almost everything on it, so the few that I'm not familiar with are sure to be wonderful. (I only just learned that the Limberlost is a swamp, not a Russian steppe or something, and The Little White Horse is a complete unknown for me.)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)


Though I am familiar with it, I have yet to read LWH myself.


Posted by: janetleecarey (janetleecarey)
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)

Thanks Little Willow for posting this great Classics list from the postergirlz. So happy to see many of my favorites there!

Great reads are timeless.


Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Re: Classics

It was great to discuss these books - we had a lot of overlap, then some very unique picks right in a row, creating a wider range!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
All-of-a-Kind Family

I'm so glad to see All-of-a-Kind Family on this list! Did you know that it was the first children's book with contemporary Jewish characters to go mainstream? It's such a classic in the genre of Jewish kidlit that it even has its own award named after it: the Sydney Taylor Book Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries for the best Jewish-content kids' books each year. You can get lists of past winners at www.jewishlibraries.org, but even better, you can find a very exciting description of this year's award events on Planet Esme (planetesme.blogspot.com - see 7/12/07 post).

-Heidi Estrin (member of the Sydney Taylor committee, and host of The Book of Life podcast at jewishbooks.blogspot.com)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 12th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Re: All-of-a-Kind Family

Hi Heidi!

Pleased to meet you. :)

I love the All-of-a-Kind Family series so very much. I read them all as a kid over and over again. When Ella was deemed the Little Girl with the Big Voice, I remember shrieking out loud (just a little!) because that's what some people called me.

I am so glad that the books and their author continue to be celebrated, and that the Book Award celebrates new titles every year. It's fantastic.

I listened to the podcast last month with Lorie Ann Grover and Melissa Schorr. Thanks for supporting readergirlz!

Posted by: lisa ann sandell (lisaannsandell)
Posted at: April 6th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)

Hey, Little Willow and Postergirlz,
Thank you so much for this fantastic list. This is exactly what every book lover needs!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 6th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!

Aw, thanks! :)

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