Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ten Books With Characters I'd Want as Family Members


"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy one is unhappy in its own way."

Here are some happy families
I met in books along the way:

Little Women


The Penderwicks


Swallows and Amazons


Half Magic


The Saturdays


Wrinkle in Time


Little House on the Prairie


Cheaper by the Dozen


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry


All-of-a-Kind Family


101 Dalmatians


My Family and Other Animals


Finn Family Moomintroll

Dick and Jane: Fun With Our Family


The Story of the Von Trapp Family Singers


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21 comments:

  1. I love the girls in Little Women! I wouldn't mind being part of that family either. Love your list :)

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  2. Roll of thunder, hear my cry, i so loved that book

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  3. Wow, I've never heard of "The Story of the Von Trapp Family Singers". But now I'm intrigued ... I love The Sound of Music.

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  4. These are interesting picks. I had tough time with it yet somehow picked TEN!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

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  5. Great idea including Cheaper By the Dozen and Roll of Thunder---loved both of those books! I included Little Women as well!

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  6. Yay! Little Women is on your list! And 101 Dalmatians, how cute! :) I still need to read A Wrinkle in Time.

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  7. Lots of great books and families here. I love your quote from Tolstoy at the beginning! :)

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  8. I love your list, as always. Some great books there, a few I haven't read, but have meant to, and one or two that I haven't heard of, but will endeavour to stumble across now.

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  9. I love that you included 101 Dalmatians :) That would be a very large family :p

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  10. There are so many books on this list that I want to read, but I haven't. Great list!

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  11. We have a match! Little House on the Prairie!

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  12. I had forgotten about half-magic - that was an awesome book! And I love the family in Little Women. I hope my family can be as good as they are some day!

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  13. I loved the families in A Wrinkle in Time, Dalmations, Little House and Little Women. I totally want to hang out with the Walker Children!!!

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  14. This is such a wonderful list! I mentioned Batty Penderwick in mine, and if I could have decided which one to go with, I probably would have chosen a Melendy as well. I also almost put Charles Wallace on my list, and then changed my mind. So many great choices - love it!

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  15. Interesting and great choices, stop and see mine.

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  16. I love your idea of featuring entire literary families. Little Women was a wonderful family to read about, even though they were incomplete with an absent father.

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  17. Aw, I love that you've chosen whole families! I'd love to be part of the March family, and the family in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry :)

    My list is here :) http://devouringtexts.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday_15.html

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  18. Love the list! Great blog. I'm following now.

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  19. Loved this list. Got a huge smile when I saw "Swallows and Amazons" -- one of my fondest memories is of my 6th-grade teacher [Mrs. Eubanks, Deb -- did you have her??] reading it to us every day after lunch while we rested a bit with our heads on our desks (do any teachers still do that?)

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  20. Marjie, yes, I had Mrs. Eubanks, too. Did not get to hear her read aloud (and, yes, teachers---even sixth grade teachers---these days are asked to read aloud a lot to their kids) as she had moved to science that year. Our sixth grade language arts/homeroom teacher, sadly, did not do readalouds. I'm fascinated with the picture of Mrs. Eubanks reading Swallows and Amazons aloud.

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