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One of my favorite memories from childhood is bedtime stories with my dad. When I was young there was a great big piece of paper on my wall next to my bed with various drawings upon it. The piece of paper was a map of a world my dad and I created together. Each drawing was a different location in our world such as the kingdom, the forest, radio land, Loch’s tree house, the village (with the bakery and other various shops), and many other locations. My dad is an artist in his spare time (as well as an author) so this was a fun project for him. But the hard part hadn’t come yet. Every night I would choose a location on the map and a type of transportation (a hot air balloon or a wagon). My dad would come up with miraculous stories about me and my stuffed animal (who came to life during the stories) and the amazing adventures we went on. My dad soon ran out of ideas after more than 2 years of every night story telling, and he finally started to read me novels for children. Here is a list of my top five favorite books my father read to me or I read as a child.
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
I don’t remember this book too well, but it is a classic story about talking animals, which I enjoyed thoroughly.
4. The BFG by Roald Dahl
I originally heard this story from my third grade teacher, but I reread it again that same year and heard it again last summer when my father read it to my brother.
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This is a classic that has been adapted as a film twice, yet the book is still better than both films.
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone By Joanne Kathleen (J.K.) Rowling
The first volume of one of the world’s most famous series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a children’s classic from the last century.
1. Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Danny, Champion of the World is my favorite book from childhood. Every young boy should hear this story from his father.