14 Nov 2012
Staircase to Knowledge
Oh my! Isn't this staircase to die for? It's called the Stairway to Knowledge, and you can find it in The Magic House in St Louis. The photo is from here.
How many of these books have you read? I've read them all except for Sounder, the 1970 Newbery. Jemimah has still to read Number the Stars, Swiss Family Robinson and The Three Musketeers. The first two of those are on her AO6 list for next year, though, so that is very fine.
Would you like a staircase like this? Which books would you include? I'd have to get The Magic Pudding and Seven Little Australians in there somewhere. And The Getting of Wisdom and Storm Boy. Which means four of the originals have to go - there are only so many steps, y'know. Okay, let's dump The Three Musketeers (too old an age group), Oz (bit twaddly, even if it is fun), Sounder because I haven't read it and thus feel no affection for it, and one more - oh, this is hard - Little Women. Because of Chapter 8.
Do tell me what you would include! What would go?