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Before Harry Potter

There are people who give J.K. Rowling for getting kids interested in reading again. Well, pip, pip cheerio! I did read the first Harry Potter book when it came out..to see what the hub-bub was about, and I thought it was pretty good. I watched the first movie as well, but while I did get a lightning bolt tattooed on my forehead, I was never swept up into Potter-mania. When I was a kid I found plenty of books to keep me reading in the days BP (Before Potter), and many of them had some pretty good magical mystical things going on. Here are a few I remember. 1) The Earthsea Trilogy, by Ursula K. Leguin. The way I remembered it, this was kind of like Lord of the Rings Lite. I also liked her time travel book, A Wrinkle In Time, which for a while was my favorite book. 2)The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis. I had no idea he was manipulating me with a Christian allegory. I just thought they were good stories. 3)Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. This was actually more of a long lesson in wordplay, but I loved it. It was even made into a movie in the early 70's and I was very excited about it. 4)The Egypt Game, The Velvet Room, A Season of Ponies, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. All her books had an element of magic to them and were excellent. I just looked Snyder up online and found out she kept writing after I stopped hanging out at the elementary school library. She even released a book this year! 5)Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron. I still own my copy of this book, mainly because the cover is very trippy and it looks more like something published by High Times than the Scholastic Book Service.

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