Saturday, April 25, 2015

Twelve of the greatest children's books of all time

At the Daily Express Robert Gore-Langton tagged twelve of the greatest children's books of all time, including:

Buried treasure, a map marked with a cross, and pirates led by the clunking amputee Long John Silver plus parrot.

Not to mention the terrifying Blind Pew and a fine young hero in Jim Hawkins.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s salty tale is a chance for any reader — young or old — to stow away on a ship full of thrills and the adventure of a life at sea.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Treasure Island also appears on Emily St. John Mandel's list of the six books that influenced her most as a writer, David McCallum's six best books list, Bear Grylls's top ten list of adventure stories, Eoin Colfer's top 10 list of villains in fiction, Charlie Fletcher's top ten list of swashbuckling tales of derring-do, Robert McCrum's list of the ten best first lines in fiction, John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction, and among Mal Peet's top ten books to read aloud, Philip Pullman's six best books, and Eoin Colfer's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue