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Yuletide 2010 Recs, Installment #2

Second set of recommendations, from the following fandoms: Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome, Swordspoint Series - Ellen Kushner, The Sandman, Watership Down - Richard Adams, West Side Story (1961), Wintle's Wonders - Noel Streatfeild, Nijusseiki Shounen | 20th Century Boys (Manga), Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie, Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown, All-of-a-Kind Family - Sidney Taylor, Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, Alliance-Union - C. J. Cherryh.

On the Burning Deck
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
"Nancy in the Blitz" (Excellent choice of title.)

We Climbed the Matterhorn
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Five things Molly Turner might have seen from the summit, if she'd been looking that way, and what she actually found there.

Executor
Swordspoint Series - Ellen Kushner
'"And what do I do for a living? I wait to inherit. Richard and I are both planning to profit from someone’s death; my way just takes longer."'

The True Size for Rational Happiness
Swordspoint Series - Ellen Kushner
'“I’m sure I’ll have very nice bees,” Richard said. “Are you going to be happy?”'

Every New Beginning
The Sandman
"Hob Gadling hears secrets man was never meant to know, and learns more about endings and beginnings."

The Story of Hrayatha and the Rabbit Who Left No Tracks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
"Pipkin listens to a story." And an ambitious young doe has a very interesting encounter.

Independence Wars
West Side Story (1961)
"If you had all that here, why would you want to go back to Puerto Rico?" / "Oh, even if you didn't have all that here, why would you want to go back there?"

Postmarked (A Study in Contrasts)
Wintle's Wonders - Noel Streatfeild
Rachel and Hilary promise to write to each other faithfully.

21st Century Girls
Nijusseiki Shounen | 20th Century Boys (Manga)
"Because girl groups, childhood games, henshin pens, secret passwords, and shoujo manga can save the world."

How to Run Away from Your House and Find Your Home
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
"I could go to college. Do what my mother never could; exceed my father’s expectations of me. Come back with a white woman’s accent, in first-hand clothes."

Goodnight Room
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
"Bunnies ... in ... SPAAAAAAAACE!" (Chilling. Poor bunny.)

Steps and Stairs
All-of-a-Kind Family - Sidney Taylor
Ella's having a beau means changes for all of them, but Sarah thinks that the situation seems to be weighing most heavily on Henny.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Abridged)
Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
"Like many of you, the Reduced Children's Classics Publishing group has recently heard a lot of stories in the news about how kids don't like reading the classics anymore. And that's just wrong ... ." The RCCPG believes it has a solution - in fact, several solutions.

Experimental Procedure
Alliance-Union - C. J. Cherryh
"Ari hasn't thought of the right way to watch that tape. Yet."

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lyrstzha
Jan. 2nd, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
Now that we're post-reveal, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the rec you gave my "Every New Beginning". I really appreciate it!
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