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Posted: 4/19/2013 2:21:53 AM EDT
The thread about the kid getting inspired by in to the wild, and getting lost, got me thinking of some books I read in Elementary School, and I got nostalgic, I wouldn't mind re reading them, but I can't remember some of the titles, or enough details to run a decent google search, so I thought I'd ask here, and see if any of you think they sound familiar, and can give me the titles, I think I read them in 6th grade, so the publication dates would have to be 1996, or before, maybe 1997, but that's pushing it.

Book one:  A brother, and Sister are living in a museum, I think in New York, but I'm not sure.  I almost want to say it was related to the book "The Box Car Children", but again, I'm not sure.  I'm pretty sure it had a sequel though, and we read both books, but again I'm not positive.  The only thing I'm sure of is that it was a Brother, and Sister living in a museum.

Book 2:  It was about a young girl, and I remember the main plot had something to do with people being turned in to statues, or statues attacking people.

Book 3:  Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine.  Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else.  I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.

Book 4:  A plague wiped out everyone over 13, the book is about the kids trying to survive.  The first chapter opened with the main character (I think it was a girl) kicking out a window to loot an abandoned house for food.  They eventually ended up fortifying the highschool, and armed themselves with .22s to defend themselves against a violent gang of some kind.

Anybody recognize any of those books?

ETA.  1, 3, and 4 seem to have been identified, but 2 is now officially driving me nuts.  Anybody have the title?
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 2:26:06 AM EDT
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The thread about the kid getting inspired by in to the wild, and getting lost, got me thinking of some books I read in Elementary School, and I got nostalgic, I wouldn't mind re reading them, but I can't remember some of the titles, or enough details to run a decent google search, so I thought I'd ask here, and see if any of you think they sound familiar, and can give me the titles, I think I read them in 6th grade, so the publication dates would have to be 1996, or before, maybe 1997, but that's pushing it.

Book one:  A brother, and Sister are living in a museum, I think in New York, but I'm not sure.  I almost want to say it was related to the book "Box Car", but again, I'm not sure.  I'm pretty sure it had a sequel though, and we read both books, but again I'm not positive.  The only thing I'm sure of is that it was a Brother, and Sister living in a museum.

Book 2:  It was about a young girl, and I remember the main plot had something to do with people being turned in to statues.

Book 3:  Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine.  Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else.  I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.

Book 4:  A plague wiped out everyone over 13, the book is about the kids trying to survive.  The first chapter opened with the main character (I think it was a girl) kicking out a window to loot an abandoned house for food.  They eventually ended up fortifying the highschool, and armed themselves with .22s to defend themselves against a violent gang of some kind.

Anybody recognize any of those books?


Book 1 is From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Book 4 is The Girl Who Owned A City.

ETA: The cover art for the newer editions of The Girl Who Owned A City sucks.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 2:26:55 AM EDT
[#2]
There a lot of young girls in you SHTF fantasy. Why don't you have a seat right over there and Chris Hansen will be along shortly to interview you.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 2:27:36 AM EDT
[#3]
Book 3: Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine. Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else. I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.


The Secret Garden?
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 2:40:04 AM EDT
[#4]
Book 1 immediately reminded me of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Mixed-Up_Files_of_Mrs._Basil_E._Frankweiler

The others don't ring a bell.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 2:51:07 AM EDT
[#5]
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The thread about the kid getting inspired by in to the wild, and getting lost, got me thinking of some books I read in Elementary School, and I got nostalgic, I wouldn't mind re reading them, but I can't remember some of the titles, or enough details to run a decent google search, so I thought I'd ask here, and see if any of you think they sound familiar, and can give me the titles, I think I read them in 6th grade, so the publication dates would have to be 1996, or before, maybe 1997, but that's pushing it.

Book one:  A brother, and Sister are living in a museum, I think in New York, but I'm not sure.  I almost want to say it was related to the book "Box Car", but again, I'm not sure.  I'm pretty sure it had a sequel though, and we read both books, but again I'm not positive.  The only thing I'm sure of is that it was a Brother, and Sister living in a museum.

Book 2:  It was about a young girl, and I remember the main plot had something to do with people being turned in to statues.

Book 3:  Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine.  Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else.  I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.

Book 4:  A plague wiped out everyone over 13, the book is about the kids trying to survive.  The first chapter opened with the main character (I think it was a girl) kicking out a window to loot an abandoned house for food.  They eventually ended up fortifying the highschool, and armed themselves with .22s to defend themselves against a violent gang of some kind.

Anybody recognize any of those books?


Book 1 is From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Book 4 is The Girl Who Owned A City.

ETA: The cover art for the newer editions of The Girl Who Owned A City sucks.


Incredible, two, for two, I was just reminded of these tonight, but I have been looking off, and on for a couple of years, and you nailed it in a few minutes.  Thank You.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 2:53:06 AM EDT
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Book 3: Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine. Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else. I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.


The Secret Garden?


I think you got it, looking back it seems like it should have been obvious, but apparently not to me.  Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 3:27:45 AM EDT
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Book 1 immediately reminded me of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Mixed-Up_Files_of_Mrs._Basil_E._Frankweiler

The others don't ring a bell.


Haha, I remember reading that. They ID the statue by the imprint it leaves on its base, right?

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Link Posted: 4/19/2013 3:37:38 AM EDT
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Book 1 immediately reminded me of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Mixed-Up_Files_of_Mrs._Basil_E._Frankweiler

The others don't ring a bell.


Haha, I remember reading that. They ID the statue by the imprint it leaves on its base, right?

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Yeah, in the carpet, I think.  Sheesh, I think I read that in like 4th grade or something.  It's one of those books that really let's a kid picture himself in the story.
Link Posted: 4/19/2013 3:00:31 PM EDT
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Book 1 immediately reminded me of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Mixed-Up_Files_of_Mrs._Basil_E._Frankweiler

The others don't ring a bell.


Haha, I remember reading that. They ID the statue by the imprint it leaves on its base, right?

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Yeah, in the carpet, I think.  Sheesh, I think I read that in like 4th grade or something.  It's one of those books that really let's a kid picture himself in the story.


That it is.
Link Posted: 4/20/2013 1:21:49 AM EDT
[#10]
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The thread about the kid getting inspired by in to the wild, and getting lost, got me thinking of some books I read in Elementary School, and I got nostalgic, I wouldn't mind re reading them, but I can't remember some of the titles, or enough details to run a decent google search, so I thought I'd ask here, and see if any of you think they sound familiar, and can give me the titles, I think I read them in 6th grade, so the publication dates would have to be 1996, or before, maybe 1997, but that's pushing it.

Book one:  A brother, and Sister are living in a museum, I think in New York, but I'm not sure.  I almost want to say it was related to the book "Box Car", but again, I'm not sure.  I'm pretty sure it had a sequel though, and we read both books, but again I'm not positive.  The only thing I'm sure of is that it was a Brother, and Sister living in a museum.

Book 2:  It was about a young girl, and I remember the main plot had something to do with people being turned in to statues.

Book 3:  Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine.  Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else.  I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.

Book 4:  A plague wiped out everyone over 13, the book is about the kids trying to survive.  The first chapter opened with the main character (I think it was a girl) kicking out a window to loot an abandoned house for food.  They eventually ended up fortifying the highschool, and armed themselves with .22s to defend themselves against a violent gang of some kind.

Anybody recognize any of those books?


Book 1 is From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

Book 4 is The Girl Who Owned A City.

ETA: The cover art for the newer editions of The Girl Who Owned A City sucks.


Incredible, two, for two, I was just reminded of these tonight, but I have been looking off, and on for a couple of years, and you nailed it in a few minutes.  Thank You.


The Girl Who Owned A City has always stuck in my head.  I've always loved reading that kind of stuff.  I wrote about similar scenarios when in elementary school, enough so that it disturbed my teachers.  

The other I've always remembered for the title.
Link Posted: 4/20/2013 1:46:21 AM EDT
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Book 3: Another young girl, but this one at the start of the book I think may have been in India, but I think she was British, she lived in a Quonset Hut, her parents had some kind of party, and she snuck some wine. Everyone but her died in a Cholera outbreak, and she went to live somewhere else. I remember it had moors, so maybe Scotland?, and some of the other characters occasionaly used a word, or sentence, or two in a different language, Welsh, or Yiddish?, I'm not sure what it was.


The Secret Garden?


I think you got it, looking back it seems like it should have been obvious, but apparently not to me.  Thanks.




My brother helped produce a stage production of that story once.
Link Posted: 4/20/2013 1:48:21 AM EDT
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Book 1 immediately reminded me of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_the_Mixed-Up_Files_of_Mrs._Basil_E._Frankweiler

The others don't ring a bell.


Haha, I remember reading that. They ID the statue by the imprint it leaves on its base, right?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


Yeah, in the carpet, I think.  Sheesh, I think I read that in like 4th grade or something.  It's one of those books that really let's a kid picture himself in the story.

I LOVED that book when I was kid.
Link Posted: 4/20/2013 1:50:25 AM EDT
[#13]
Book 2: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
Link Posted: 4/20/2013 2:02:24 AM EDT
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Book 2: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.


Good point -- I had forgotten about the White Witch's statues... but I still think he would have remembered some more key plot points if that was the one.
Link Posted: 4/20/2013 2:29:26 AM EDT
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Book 2: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.


Nope.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 9:07:34 AM EDT
[#16]
Well I just hit Amazon.  1, 3, and 4 are now incoming.

Anyone have any ideas on 2?
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