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Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Subject: Classics
Date Posted: 2/15/2008 7:22 AM ET
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I would like to introduce my grandson(14 year old) to some of the classics.  I am thinking something like Little Women or Frankenstein or even fantasy or a good mystery. There is such a wide range of books that I am open to any suggestions.  He is still exploring different genre at this point and has not settled on one he likes more then other so is open to just about anything.   

Ivy

Date Posted: 2/15/2008 9:31 AM ET
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an excellent classic, Frankenstein and Dracula are too.

Date Posted: 2/15/2008 4:27 PM ET
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I have over 600 children/teen books and some classics if you would like to look. I'm also running a deal right now. I have it posted in the Book Bazaar.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 6:47 PM ET
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"The Three Musketeers", "The Man in the Iron Mask", and "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Dumas are good adventure stories.  "Black Beauty", "Heidi", "Little Lord Fauntleroy", "The Secret Garden": children's classics

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 7:22 PM ET
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The Outsiders and Hatchet

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 9:41 PM ET
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I think I read Watership Down when I was about that age.
Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 7:57 AM ET
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Thank you for all your suggestions.  I have made a list and will be checking to see which ones are available and which ones I have to put on my wish list.   Hope to inspire him to new heights in his reading experience.

 

Ivy

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 9:06 PM ET
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Mutiny on the Bounty is a  fun adventure book. I also really enjoyed the Three Musketeers which was already mentioned.

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 12:27 PM ET
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How about Edgar Allen Poe?  I started reading him at that age, and loved it.

 

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 8:21 PM ET
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I agree with Frankenstein. I also think a lot of boys that age would love Tom Sawyer books.

Good luck!