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EchoSeven June 9th, 2017 7:19am

Sharing some old books from my childhood with my kid. Did you know Encyclopedia Brown was written in 1963?! What's the oldest book you've shared with your kids?

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martyt02
06/09/17 2:34 pm

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island, and oh yes, A Christmas Carol.

imanag My heaven on Earth
06/09/17 8:08 am

My oldest son is a duck lover. I used to read him The Story About Ping, which was written in 1933.

imanag My heaven on Earth
06/09/17 8:09 am

All three of my boys are fans of Ferdinand. That was written in 1936.

myob
06/09/17 4:53 am

My Dads Swiss Family Robinson written for pre teens. It is over 100 yrs old.

Bobnpt The Ocean State
06/09/17 4:08 am

Paddle to the Sea - Holling C Holling. 1941

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
06/09/17 12:42 am

Nancy Drew series, written between 1930-2004

Trixie Belden series, written between 1948-86. Random House began releasing new editions in 2003. These were my very faves!

Hardy Boys series, written between 1927-2013.

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Kay41 the Midwest
06/09/17 4:21 am

I loved Trixie Belden! I always wanted to be Honey and I always wanted to be a member of the Bob Whites..

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
06/09/17 2:03 pm

Oh, me, too! I still have my set of books from the early 70's!

Honey had it made in the big mansion, with the horses, but Trixie had a loving family and a brother! I always envied Di's black, almost purple hair and didn't it describe her has having almost violet eyes or something like that?

I also wished that I had been trained to have the observational skills they all did. I miss a LOT of the stuff going on around me! Lol

I kind of had a crush on Brian, but Jim pulled on my heartstrings, also! Lol



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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
06/09/17 2:04 pm

Btw, you're the first person I've ever run into that had even heard of Trixie, much less considered her a fave! I thought the books were SO much better than Nancy Drew!

Kay41 the Midwest
06/09/17 2:31 pm

I have my books too! I think I have about 20 of them. I kept them to pass on to my daughters. But, alas, only sons for me. Oh well!

I was in love with Jim too! :)

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
06/09/17 2:49 pm

Mine are falling to pieces. I don't know if the humidity got to them or what, but when I went to look for them on the bookshelves before posting to you, they were stuck to each other on the shelves, with the spines disintegrating, etc. I have close to that many, also! We had 3 boys, and then a daughter, but she wasn't interested in them.

Think granddaughters! Lol I haven't been able to get mine interested, though. All they want to do is screen time. It's kind of sad! And this was after we read to them a LOT when they were too young to read. I can't imagine what kids that didn't have reading parents are doing or learning.

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