|Subject:||Re: Perhaps not a bad suggestion (txt)|
|Author:||Nanaea (Authenticated as Nanaea)|
|Date:||May 9, 2001 at 6:12:08 PM|
|Reply to:||Perhaps not a bad suggestion (txt) by Selwyn|
I'm always mentioning Diana Wynne Jones to young readers as an alternative to Harry Potter.
Start with her wonderful book *Dogsbody* if you can find it. It's very touching -- as well as wonderfully imaginative.
And, of course, I'll bet you've read all of C.S. Lewis, too, right? Another great alternative to Harry Potter. Not to mention Alexander Lloyd's novels.
It's not that I'm down on Harry Potter -- those books are entertaining as well. It's just that there is so much BETTER stuff out there that never got all the publicity that the Potter books have gotten.
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