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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #5- Louisa May Alcott VERSUS Margaret Wise Brown



The final winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Louisa May Alcott Vs D.H. Lawrence), with a final score of 5-4, was Louisa May Alcott!

Saying goodbye to yet another author that I've not read (I keep thinking that I've read his short story, "The Rocking Horse Winner" but I can't remember any details nor could I find any record of having done so here on my blog. Strange.) The polarized reactions last week certainly have me intrigued: Chris hated his Sons & Lovers and referred to it as creepy, while Nicola said it was amazing. Teddy Rose said she loathed Lawrence while B.Kienapple says everything she's read has been gold. I guess I need to read him and weigh in.

Thanks also for voting in my short Japanese edition, Basho versus Issa. Not a lot of people seemed to give two hoots for the haiku masters, but Basho did manage to get 3 votes to Issa's zero. Funny thing is, I'd thought I was a bigger Basho fan, too, until I started looking for haiku to add to that post. Now I think I prefer Issa. He seems to have had more of a sense of humour.

Anyway, this is Alcott's big chance to claim the glory, the retirement number: 5 wins in a row. But can she get by the latest contender?

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (March 30, 2010), and if you want your book to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who is better?

7 comments:

Bybee said...

This is sooo difficult! Since I love The Runaway Bunny, I'll go with Margaret Wise Brown. I heard she didn't really like kids that much, but she sure knew how to write for them!

Chris said...

Have to go with Wise. Goodnight Moon was one of the first books I read to the girl.

Kate said...

Sticking with Alcott...

kiirstin said...

Margaret Wise Brown, all the way, as the pioneer of children's picture books as we know them today. The gentle rhythm of Nibble Nibble Nibble and the simple beauty of Goodnight, Moon... she could pack a whole lot into a seemingly simple story.

Loni said...

I love Goodnight Moon. I read it to my daughter almost every night. I actually reviewed it last October. Margaret Wise Brown please.

Sandra said...

I have to vote for Alcott. I didn't know who Brown was, I've never read children's books-unless you count Little Women.

Nicola said...

Oh I am so going with Margaret Wise Brown!! Everything she wrote was gold! Besides her obvious famous books I love her "Noisy" books, "The Little Brass Band" and "The Little Fur Family". I always had a nice big collection of her books in the house when my kids were little.