On the Street

What's your favorite book from childhood, and why?

ANDREA SWANSON: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I liked it, because I thought it would be cool to escape to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stay overnight. I thought it was fun.

GENE COTE: My favorite book was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. It rhymed. It made children's minds think about rhymes and pictures and what could be.

REBECCA CARTER: My mom read me The Polar Express every Christmas, and that was kind of like the big tradition that we loved.

Do you continue the tradition with your kids?

Yeah, we do.

BRANDON CARTER: The Dick and Jane books. I learned to read with that. See Dick run, see Jane run. It was what I started with. It was those basic — you know — here's the progression of sentences.

NiIKI KARMAOU: One of my favorite books was one that was all about Greek mythology. So, instead of fairy tales, which were also popular, it was books about myths and about Ariadne and Hercules, Odysseus, all of them.

What got you into reading Greek mythology?Culture, because I'm Greek. Being raised there you have all the ruins around, so you're kind of surrounded. You can't avoid it.


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