The Out-of-Print/Backlist Challenge

In 2012 I plan to reread some classic and obscure children's and YA favorites from my childhood and teen years, and hopefully discover some old/new favorites as well. I may throw in some adult fantasy and SF too!

Feel free to recommend your own obscure gems and OOP favorites as well. I may not get to all of these, but this is where I'm going to start.

ETA: So I created this more than 5 years ago, and still haven't quite used it in the way I originally intended, but I'm thrilled that people still like it and are adding stuff to it!
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message 1: by Erin (new)

Erin Oh my goodness! I didn't get as far on this project as I would have liked in 2012, and I haven't been back to the list in awhile.

I just came to look at it again because someone liked it, and I'm so excited that people have not only voted for stuff but added a bunch of (often new-to-me) suggestions! Thanks everyone!


message 2: by Emmers (new)

Emmers This seems like the best place to ask, my friend is looking for a book that kind of follows the same themes as the ones in this list. I would appreciate any help. The book is about a boy that gets struck by lightning and is transported to another world, in that world he befriends a venomous snake named Hiss and a tiger. There is a rebellious princess in the story as well. The book ends tragically when he is killed before he can finish his mission, but he wakes up back on Earth with his snake friend Hiss still with him. If anyone can tell me the name of this book I would be so freaking appreciative! Oh, and she read this book about 15 years ago or so.


message 3: by Dichotomy Girl (new)

Dichotomy Girl Erin wrote: "Oh my goodness! I didn't get as far on this project as I would have liked in 2012, and I haven't been back to the list in awhile.

I just came to look at it again because someone liked it, and I'm..."


If you ever get the urge to do this again (I call mine my Retro Reread Challenge), openlibrary.org is a GREAT resource!

You can borrow ebook copies of many out of print and hard to find books from yester year.


message 4: by Capn (new)

Capn I have added a link to this list on the Forgotten Vintage Children's Lit We Want Republished! group (NEW!).

Let's make it easy for the publishers to see what we badly want back in print! :) Please join!

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


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