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Old 04-04-2019, 06:14 PM   #46
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I'll throw in a latecomer.

The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein.

A heart warming story about a boy and his pet alien. . . .who has been a family pet for generations. . .
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:49 PM   #47
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I will second both of these.

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I’m going to nominate A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.
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The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein.
Here's a Goodreads link for this and it is less than $6 at Amazon US.

It only appears to be available as an audio book from Overdrive though.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:09 PM   #48
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I'll throw in a latecomer.

The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein.

A heart warming story about a boy and his pet alien. . . .who has been a family pet for generations. . .
I’ve used up my votes, but it sounds like fun! Another one for the tbr.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:28 PM   #49
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I will third A Wrinke in Time because it’s one I was thinking of nominating. I have never read this classic, but I bought it several years ago on sale intending to read it someday.
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I'm confused. I thought your concern was that my nomination wasn't the first book of the series. But now you think it doesn't fit the category even though it's about young people? I haven't read it; I'm going off the blurbs. But if the focus is children and teenagers, why doesn't it fit?
If that's the book you think fits the category, then that's fine by the rest of us, so stick with it, Catlady!
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:47 PM   #51
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If that's the book you think fits the category, then that's fine by the rest of us, so stick with it, Catlady!
Yup. There are no Theme Police here -- if you think it fits, it fits.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:09 PM   #52
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issybird mentioned before that she has been having computer problems, so I think her machine must have collapsed completely, as she hasn’t been keeping the thread up to date.

I expect she will find some way to get it sorted out, but in the meantime I think we have five books fully nominated, and three in the one or two votes category.

Fully nominated:

Airman
The Go-between
Anne of Green Gables
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
A Wrinkle in Time

One or two nominations:
One Night in Winter *
Mother Carey’s Chickens *
The Star Beast **

Hope that helps.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:42 PM   #53
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Yup. There are no Theme Police here -- if you think it fits, it fits.
By all means, don’t take my word on it. I’d gladly read it again if it won. In fact I’ll second it!
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #54
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Excellent - I shall third One Night in Winter, so that’s another one for the fully nominated list.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:20 PM   #55
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For my last ticket I nominate The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It is a parody of (and tribute to) Jungle Book. It is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

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Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family...
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For my last ticket I nominate The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It is a parody of (and tribute to) Jungle Book. It is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

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Great nomination - I enjoyed it very much. Sadly I have used up all my tickets.
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For my last ticket I nominate The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It is a parody of (and tribute to) Jungle Book. It is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.
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Great nomination - I enjoyed it very much. Sadly I have used up all my tickets.
Well, I've never been a huge fan of Gaiman, but it does sound interesting, and with both of you liking it, I'll use my last ticket for a second. We've still got a couple of days, so hopefully a third will come along.
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I third The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. This is one of my favourites of his.
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I third The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein. Thanks for the suggestion, Ralph, it's one of Heinlein's that I have not read before.
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Okay, so this is how it looks now:

Fully nominated:

Airman (gmw, Victoria, CRussel)
The Go-Between (issybird, bfisher, Bookpossum)
Anne of Green Gables (CRussel, Victoria, bfisher)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Dazrin, Bookpossum, Bookworm_Girl)
A Wrinkle in Time (Victoria, Dazrin, Bookworm_Girl)
One Night in Winter (Catlady, drofgnal, Bookpossum)
The Star Beast (Ralph Sir Edward, Dazrin, gmw)
The Graveyard Book (Bookworm_Girl, CRussel, gmw)

One nomination:

Mother Carey’s Chickens * (Catlady)

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