Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Book Characters Who Can Teach Us How to Be Happy






 
























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26 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I loved the Secret garden! To be honest looking at your list made me smile as I looked down them. I have Anne of Green Gables on my TBR list, it's a classic but I haven't quite gotten there yet. To Kill a Mockingbird was fantastic, apparently the author is releasing a new book soon :O I saw it in Waterstones shop window. I might have to look into that... Great list :D I remember the Little Engine that Could :')
    Amy x

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  2. I really like your choice of topic this week! x

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  3. Fantastic topic! I wouldn't have thought of Mary Lennox as someone to teach how to be happy but she's the perfect example of how caring for others can heal yourself. Great list!

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    1. I should have included Buzz from the Lubka book. She is the one who was transformed in that story.

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  4. I really like your selection for TTT, your list makes me smile. I especially love Heidi, she seems to get lost in the crowd sometimes and it's fun to see her show up on the list. Yes Winnie the Pooh and Annie too. Just a fun topic.

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  5. Aww this took me back to when reading was new, and just as awesome. Now I have to find my copy of Lorax. Check out my Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Children's books hold such promise for happiness-seeking people.

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  6. Inspirational list!! The Heidi movie w/ Shirley Temple was one of my favorites ever when I was growing up. I probably have watched it at least 50 times. Never read the book though... weird. I probably should have! I didn't "get" Stargirl like I think I was supposed to, but I definitely agree she lived in the moment.

    Thanks for stopping by my list!

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    1. Heidi and Anne of Green Gables both seem to practice positive thinking.

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  7. great list! I would add Jo March from little women
    My ttt
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2015/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-which.html

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  8. This is such a creative topic! I love that you pulled in so many Dr. Suess characters, but he was great at showing all of us how to overcome circumstances and be happy!

    -Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

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  9. This was a great list! Love the Dr. Seuss, of course. And My Side of the Mountain - what a great book. Suggested to me by my daughter's elementary school librarian as I was shelving books for her. She brought a lot of books my way. Love those school librarians - LOL!

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  10. Great list. I love your topic, and Stargirl was one of my favorite books when I was a kid.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks. I've been working on this list for a while. Now I think I want to expand it into an infographic.

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  11. Love, love, love the list. I am such a fan of Stargirl and I forget it when I make lists. She indeed made people happy. And Anne of Green Gables. Wow. What a kid! And To Kill a Mockingbird in honor of Harper Lee's 89th birthday.

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  12. A great list as always Deb. Unusually for me I know most of your books this week, and have even read a majority. I wholeheartedly agree with your selections.

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    1. Lots of 1001 Children's Books on the How to Be Happy list.

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  13. Love the list, but where's Pollyanna?

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