LEGEND CLASSICS BLOG TOUR @legend_press

I am delighted to be part of this wonderful Blog Tour that brings together the classics of childhood that have been and will still be treasured for generations. It brought back for me vivid memories of saving my pocket money each week until I could go buy another book for my collection, that I literally read every day. These  were the books that began my passion for reading.

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Legend Classics)
by Lewis Carroll
Part of the Legend Classics series

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the all-time classic story of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into an unforgettable fantasy world populated by both bizarre and brilliant characters. From early avid readers Queen Victoria and the young Oscar Wilde through to readers worldwide today, the most famously imaginative novel of all time has never been out of print, has sold millions of copies and has been translated into at least

174 languages.
Pages: 156 pages
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Publication Date: 01/06/2017
Category: Classic
ISBN: 9781787199781

 

 

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS

What a super story for any child that will take them into this ‘wonderland’ of magic and mayhem of nonsense poems and stories of woe.  Alice had got rather bored of sitting on the bank while her sister read her book until she caught sight of a large white rabbit, like she had never since before. For one thing he had on a waist coat and pocket watch. Well of course what little girl wouldn’t be intrigued and so Alice’s Wonderland Adventure’s began.

Alice meets the most unusual characters, that will stay with any child right through their adult life. The Mad hatters  tea party, the Cheshire cat and very sad mock turtle dance but they all have one fear and that is of the Queen of Hearts. It really is a pretty racy read for any child as when one adventure ends another is only a sentence off beginning another.

This book just made me feel like the little girl I once was because I was so captivated with every creature she meet and every double meaning of some of the phrases used. I just simply remembered every chapter with glee and how many books could you honestly say that will happen with 52 years after reading them.

 

The Railway Children
by E. Nesbit
Part of the Legend Classics series

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

The lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered when their father leaves with two strangers. When they and their mother move to a country cottage, they soon come to love the railway that runs nearby.
There follows a series of many adventures, including saving a train from disaster, and then finally helping the Old Gentleman try to solve the mystery of their father’s disappearance.
One of the most famous stories of all time, enjoyed by millions of children and adults across the world.

Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Publication Date: 01/06/2017

 

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS

What an adventure this is that captures the innocence of children in days gone by that would be impossible to do now. A time when news couldn’t be shared and broad cast within minutes of something happening. How times have changed. So The Railway Children give a child that chance to see how things use to be. A step back time because it really is so very special.

This is the story of three children that had a quite privileged life not too far from the capital city where their father worked. Well that was until one day father went out and simply didn’t come home and not too long after some of their belongings were packed up and they moved up north. A place in the countryside where mother said they were now poor but along side others they were still better than most.

This is a story of adventures that the children get involved in. Yes some involve the railway station and the people on the trains but it is so much more. They are all very sweet and well meaning children, even if they sometimes do get it wrong. They have a wonderful habit of making other people into the best the could be. They restore hope. The conversations the three of them have, Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis (Phil) just made me smile all the time that I read but I do have to admit to shedding a tear at this book.

A beautiful book for any child that again they will take into adult life and remember forever.

 

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