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I've been asked by a friend who knows I've always been "a reader" to suggest some children's books for their 10 year-old. He's a precocious kid and always has a book with him, so I'm not suggesting younger kid classics like, say, Pippi Longstocking or Roald Dahl books. At the same time, they thought he wouldn't yet fully appreciate (what we generally call intro-Lit) Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451 level books.
He's read and enjoyed:
>Chronicles of Narnia series
>Alex Rider series
>Little House on the Prairie
Right now my list includes:
>Redwall series - Brian Jacques
>Artemis Fowl series - Eoin Colfer
>Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
>Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
>Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
>Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
>Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
>The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
A couple series that came after my time but that I've heard are good are the Percy Jackson books (Rick Riordan) and Warriors (Erin Hunter)--can anyone confirm or deny these?
What other books should I add to the list? Do you think LOTR/The Hobbit is suitable? What about Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials? Come on /lit/ I'm counting on you.
>inb4 start with the Greeks
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I'm just testing the waters guys:
If I made an Aesthetics General and tried to guide the discussion through general history, the evolution of the interpretation of the artistic experience, the relationship between author and public, and all the topics related to that particular philosophy area, would it be cool?
I have to read all the material of a aesthetics 1 anual class in the next month or two and I felt that talking with you guys about it as I go along would help me see points I wasn't paying attention, problems that come up that I wouldn't think about and get some extrapolation into arts that I know very little about (the professor is clearly biased towards painting, the first mention of music appears the first time Adorno comes along for example).
I'd really apreciate to interaction and maybe the phil guys see some stuff they haven't checked or at least get a laugh or two at how little Hegel I get.
What do you think?