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Great Books for Boys

Paperback $17.00

Feb 24, 1998 | 396 Pages

  • Paperback $17.00

    Feb 24, 1998 | 396 Pages

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Author Essay

Odean has done it again! Not only has Kathleen Odean’s name become synonymous with selecting  the best  literature for girls but her recently published Great Books for Boys has become a favorite of librarians as a measuring rod with which to gage the strength of their collections. Parents should feel confident that in this one volume,  librarian Kathleen Odean has gone way beyond recommending the obvious sports classics such of Matt Christopher by including  Avi’s Losers  and Myers Me , Mop and The Moondance Kid. Humorous titles that are now must reads for boys such as Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Jill Pinkwater’s Buffalo Brenda round out Odean’s recommendations from  ghost stories to men and women of history including George Sullivan’s Matthew Brady: his Life and Photographs..

A list of  magazines to encourage the aspiring writer to become published and to get to know the great outdoors is appended to the bibliography.  

Her titles chosen from a wide range of subjects(poetry, adventure, science, biography)  for boys from age 2-14 are guaranteed to hook the interests of  any boy  and keep him  running back to the shelf for more.

— Ellen Libretto, Marketing

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