Half MagicI've always loved places with magic, and, yes, Half Magic is the story of four children who find a coin that works, well, only halfway, but, hey, half magic is pretty cool, nevertheless. So I'd love to visit the world of Half Magic and find a magic coin and make lots of wonderful wishes.
The Phantom Tollbooth
I'd definitely climb into that little car and zip off into the Kingdom of Wisdom. Who wouldn't love that adventure?
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I'm sure it would be much more difficult to live in the Big Woods than I'm imagining, but I've always wanted to live in those simpler times.
The Magic Treehouse Series
A treehouse. Filled with books. Books that take you to all the wonderful places and times. Ideal.
Amazon Adventure by Willard Price
This is a book I discovered through the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read list. I don't think I've ever read a book packed with more wild action. And it's just one book in a whole series of books.
The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia RylantIf you are scratching your head over this book, I urge you right now to drop everything else you are doing and buy a copy of this book. It feels like the perfect place to be.
Discworld by Terry PratchettAmazing adventures AND extreme zaniness.
Any Haruki Murakami
You never know what will happen in a Haruki Murakami book. Anything can happen and will happen. And you will never understand why or what is going to happen next. Completely wacky.
The Road to Sata: A 2,000 Mile Walk Through Japan
Any book with Paris as a setting would be wonderful...How about The Little Pleasures of Paris?
And as for Italy? I've always loved Extra Virgin, I think.
Finally, to finish up my Best Book Settings Tour, how about stops at each of the world’s most creative places in The Geography of Genius? And then I'll settle for good in the setting of The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country.
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