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Subject: Anyone recognize what book I'm remembering from childhood?
Date Posted: 7/7/2008 11:33 PM ET
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I remember that the binding seemed old even as a child of 7 or 8.  In the book some friends start playing on an old tree stump (or fallen tree) that resembles a ship.  When they get on the tree, it actually becomes the ship.  This is all that I can remember, but I really liked it.

Any ideas on the title would be appreciated.  Please PM with your ideas.

Thanks,

Amie

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 5:21 PM ET
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bump

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 6:56 PM ET
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http://www.loganberrybooks.com/stump.html

 

There is a service here that for 2.00 you can post a book that has been stumping you..... usually from your childhood. I have one such book I have been searching for for over 20 years...... and will start a separate thread on..great idea Amie, I will keep an eye out for your story...

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 7:29 PM ET
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I also posted this question on Amazon's Askville cross your fingers!

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 7:40 PM ET
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Thank you so much for posting that link!! I found a book from my childhood that I've been wanting to find!

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 8:28 PM ET
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Awesome Lynn..so happy for you...... 

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 8:42 PM ET
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what was the book? It sounds familiar

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 12:17 AM ET
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could it be Swallows and Amazons?

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 12:32 AM ET
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I think in Swallows & Amazons they had a real boat.  That is a great story.

Amie...your description's not ringing a bell, but I thought you might have better luck jogging a memory in the children's books forum.  See you soon... :)

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 12:33 AM ET
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That doesn't sound like S&A, which involved real ships. I'm thinking it might be Enid Blyton, she had a series about a Magic Tree, but I never read them so I'm just guessing.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 12:43 AM ET
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The description reminds me of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

 

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 11:44 AM ET
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Recent Post by xxxxx - Is it the Green Ship?The Green Ship is yet another classic by Quentin Blake and a must for the library of all 6 to 8-year-olds,( as well as all Blake lovers between the ages of 6 and 80). The basic idea is a wonderful stroke of the imagination. The green ship which Alice and her brother find in the grounds of the big house isn't a real ship but one that's been created by the cutting of bushes and trees into the shape of bow and stern, funnels and masts. And there's even a fully equipped wooden wheelhouse. When kind old Mrs Tredegar produces an Atlas there's nothing to hold them back. Each day they imagine voyaging to some new place-- Italy, Egypt, the Arctic, the Equator, and for each Quentin Blake produces yet another evocative, funny, moving illustration. A heart-warming tale about a special relationship between an imaginative adult and two children as well as about the magic of the imagination. --xxxx  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Ship-Tom-Maschler-Book/dp/0224046721

 

From ASKVILLE / AMAZON....

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to siggy: what do you mean by the children's books forum?  There's a separate forum for children's books?

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 6:28 PM ET
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WHERE's AMIE???

Subject: i found my book....you should try..
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 9:57 PM ET
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ASKVILLE ON AMAZON....

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 10:14 PM ET
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Hi Nicky!  Thanks so much for posting it on Askville...I didn't know such search engines for forgotten book titles existed!  I'm trying to remember more about the book so I can post it, but I'm struggling to remember much else.  Nothing mentioned yet rings a bell...the closest would be The Green Ship...but I think the ship was a tree stump or fallen tree or something in front of some woman's house. 

Thanks for the reference and all of your help!

Amie

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 10:15 PM ET
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To siggy,

It was great to see you...good idea about the children's book section.  I wish I could remember about what age I was when I read the book.