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What was the FIRST book you ever read

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JoolsToo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:08:44

chosen by yourself - not school

Mine was Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:11:22

Pretty sure it was the magic farawy tree by enid blyton.
Still have the copy in fact!!!

BadHair Tue 19-Apr-05 18:13:17

Chimney Corner Stories by Enid Blyton. My mum used to read it to me at bedtime and I sooo desperately wanted to learn to read so that I could read it for myself. I liked the Wishing Chair stories at around that time too.

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:13:55

Probably a Jackie or Jill book - the pony ones. Also loved the Follyfoot Farm books. Remember reading Flossie and the Magic Fur Coat (think that was the title) in bed when i should have been asleep

Donbean Tue 19-Apr-05 18:14:05

Charley and the chocolate factory!

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:14:49

BadHair whaht memories...the wishing chair!!
Also loved MrMeddle and Mr PinkWhistle too!

Dahlia Tue 19-Apr-05 18:15:32

Tales of green hedges was one of them - Enid Blyton. But because I had a very freaky granny another very early one was the adventures of Strewel Peter - completely horrific awful gross book about what happens to naughty children - like the one who had her thumbs snipped off with huge scissors by a scary man because she sucked her thumb. It was a really nice bedtime book. Not.

juicychops Tue 19-Apr-05 18:16:16

i cant remember my very very first book but one of them was 'peace at last'. Then it was roald dahl books, enid blyton books, then Judy Blume books... They were fantastic!

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:17:12

Good grief dahlia, enough to scar you for life!!!

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:17:23

Ah found it Flossie Teacake's Fur Coat - published in 1984 so I would have been 10

turquoise Tue 19-Apr-05 18:17:39

Gobbolino the witches cat - can't remember who by.

Gobbledigook Tue 19-Apr-05 18:18:46

Probably Teddy Robinson stories. Also The Borrowers and The Family from One End Street.

SoupDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 18:19:02

Magic Faraway Tree

Demented Tue 19-Apr-05 18:19:39

It was probably something Enid Blyton but one of the books that really stands out from my childhood was Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Inglis Wilder. Bought it in the local junk shop, great book!

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:19:54

ooh yes Turquoise I loved Gobbolino

Dahlia Tue 19-Apr-05 18:20:04

spykid, it was horrendous. Another story was of a boy who wouldn't eat his soup, so he got really thin, like a piece of paper, then died. Like I said though, my granny was one freaky mother...

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:20:33

and the Supergran books

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 18:21:23

Naughty Amelia Jane (I think).

Sounds like a porn mag .

spykid Tue 19-Apr-05 18:22:46

lol at porn mag!

iota Tue 19-Apr-05 18:23:05

no idea but I used to read the Judy comic

JoolsToo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:24:43

what about Bunty? The Four Marys!

compo Tue 19-Apr-05 18:25:50

I loved the Milly Molly Mandy stories too

SoupDragon Tue 19-Apr-05 18:28:05

Who remembers the books about a cat called Carbonel? I loved though. They go for a fortune on Ebay and I want one!

donnie Tue 19-Apr-05 18:45:28

topsy and tim books

toddlermum Tue 19-Apr-05 18:48:00

Dahlia - can you remember who those books were by - have just had a look on Amazon but cannot find.

TIA
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