Books that touched us

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Come to the Central Library and check out our special display, “Books that touched us”. The library staff has written short reviews of books that made an impact on their lives. One such book for me was Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. This is a collection of poems read to my sister and me by our mother. One of my favorites was “My Shadow”.

It starts: “I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is   more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head; And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed."               

  

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Posted by Joanna Lundberg at 12/15/2008 09:22:35 AM