Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. A fabulous series of books. “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine In two straight lines in rain or shine - The smallest one was Madeline.”
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@Overstock - Shel Silverstein writes and draws an intriguingly ambiguous classic, the meaning of which will probably always be debated. The Giving Tree tells the tale of a young boy and the tree who, literally piece by piece, gives her life for him.http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/Giving-Tree-by-Shel-Silverstein-Hardcover/81113/product.html?CID=214117 $10.91
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like.