Dr Enoch's Hundred Great Books for Children: Part 1

A Listmania! list by Dr Enoch "Dr Enoch" (Leeds, UK)
 
Crock of Gold
1.  Crock of Gold by James Stephens
The list author says:
  "Wonderful book. Beautifully written, weaving Irish and Greek mythology effortlessly together."
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The Third Policeman (Paladin Books)
2.  The Third Policeman (Paladin Books) by Flann O'Brien
The list author says:
  "One of my favourite books as a child, hilarious and viscerally weird!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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The Children of Green Knowe (Faber Children's Classics)
3.  The Children of Green Knowe (Faber Children's Classics) by Lucy M. Boston
The list author says:
  "All of the books in this series are wonderful, deftly written and marvellously evocative of swollen rivers, ancient masonry, ghosts and strange magic."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Lanark: Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics)
4.  Lanark: Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics) by Alasdair Gray
The list author says:
  "I confess that I did not come across this as I child, but had  done so I would have loved it!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Henrietta's House
5.  Henrietta's House by Elizabeth Goudge
The list author says:
  "Charming book, conjuring all manner of images."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Plum-Rain Scroll
6.  The Plum-Rain Scroll by Ruth Manley
The list author says:
  "A quest story drawing on a rich vein of Japanese mythology for inspiration. I read this over and over, renting it out from our local library. Hard to get hold for years but has recently been released."
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Uncle (New York Review Children's Collection)
7.  Uncle (New York Review Children's Collection) by J.P. Martin
The list author says:
  "Utter lunatic comic genius-again like gold dust, although the first two were recently re-published. Have a devoted fan base inc Neil Gaiman. Almost impossible to read aloud as provoke helpless laughte"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
8.  Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The list author says:
  "Obviously didn't read this as a child but I think it would have satisfied my every expectation of a book back then. It probably still does actually."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Collins Modern Classics - The Phantom Tollbooth
9.  Collins Modern Classics - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The list author says:
  "Powerfully imaginative, very funny and endowed with a transportive quality vital to any true classic."
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Moominvalley in November (Moomintrolls)
10.  Moominvalley in November (Moomintrolls) by Tove Jansson
The list author says:
  "I found these too melancholy, too eerie when very young but rediscovered them aged 12. Her depictions of human frailties and foibles as projected onto the inhabitants of Moominvalley are heartbreaking"
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Five Dolls in a House (Puffin Books)
11.  Five Dolls in a House (Puffin Books) by Helen Clare
The list author says:
  "another very firm favourite. Simple story-girl shrinks and is mistaken for a landlady by her dolls, but made wonderful by the comic quality of the writing."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
12.  The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books) by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Extremely powerful books. I rediscovered them this year and was atonished at their depth and accomplishment. Also exist as very fine audio books, masterfully narrated by Alex Jennings. Title book best"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Earthsea Quartet (Roc)
13.  The Earthsea Quartet (Roc) by Ursula Le Guin
The list author says:
  "Good books about magic draw on an unimaginably vast body of knowledge that has accrued around this philosophical system for millennia. A belief in magic is as fundamental to our existence as language."
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The Mouse and His Child
14.  The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece. Poignant, almost at times unbearably so, it deals with identity, obsession and the nature of possession and belonging."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Runaways
15.  Runaways by Victor Canning
The list author says:
  "Skilfull storytelling. I read and re-read this trilogy, it covered all the themes important to a child-wildlife, justice,pursuit and love to name but a few!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Brendon Chase
16.  Brendon Chase by B.B.
The list author says:
  "The realisation of any country boy's dream - escape to the woods, shooting, fishing, trapping of beasts camp-fires and wonderfully observed natural history"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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The Hounds Of The Morrigan
17.  The Hounds Of The Morrigan by Pat O'Shea
The list author says:
  "One of the finest children's books ever to have been written. Puts all the endless, garish, knocked-off tosh that flies off the bookshelves now to utter, abject shame!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Black Maria
18.  Black Maria by Diana Wynne Jones
The list author says:
  "Included as a representative of her work, the greatest majority of which is excellent - very impressive for a writer of such profligate output."
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The Sword in the Stone (Collins Modern Classics)
19.  The Sword in the Stone (Collins Modern Classics) by T. H. White
The list author says:
  "Should need no introduction. A child who has not read this has left a part of their childhood unfulfilled. Real children's books are, above all things, never childish!"
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The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Popular Classics)
20.  The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Popular Classics) by Kenneth Grahame
The list author says:
  "Again as above. Adult readers who have the various gibbering animated adaptations as their reference for this exquisite book would be advised to read the real thing and prepare to be deeply moved."
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Carroll Lewis : Annotated Alice (Meridian)
21.  Carroll Lewis : Annotated Alice (Meridian) by Lewis Carroll
The list author says:
  "Again as above. I lost myself in this for hours as a child. The annotations enrich and elevate the experience."
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The Night Life of the Gods
22.  The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith
The list author says:
  "Likely not to be to everyone's taste but I adored it."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Monkey (Penguin Classics)
23.  Monkey (Penguin Classics) by Wu Ch'eng-en
The list author says:
  "The first book I ever stole. Sadly the protagonist would probably have approved, at least before his eventual enlightenment. An extraordinary and phantasmagoric Buddhist allegory, also very funny."
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Puck of Pooks Hill
24.  Puck of Pooks Hill by Rudyard Kipling
The list author says:
  "Together with Rewards and Fairies these should be essential reading for any child."
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Flight of the Doves (PB)
25.  Flight of the Doves (PB) by Walter Macken
The list author says:
  "Enchanting story-describes the journey of a brother and sister escaping from their abusive step-father to seek out their surviving family in Ireland. Sensitive, beautiful and wholly uplifting."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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