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If anyone wants to make graphics for promoting I'll add them to the post.

1. Prompt like so: Fandom, character(s) or pairing or "any", prompt or "anything" if you hate thinking of prompts
2. Any historical children's, middle grade, or young adult books or graphic novels are allowed
3. Fantasy, sci-fi, and steampunk are allowed if you can prove they are set on Earth
4. Crossovers (even with fandoms that aren't YA lit) are allowed
5. Prompts can be responded to with fic or art or anything else.
6. Prompts can be filled more than once. You can reply to your own prompt.
7. Anon commenting is on.
8. In theory, it never ends.
9. Please link!


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Mar. 22nd, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be terribly obscure, but...

Alison Uttley's A Traveller in Time: Maybe something about how Penelope's travels look to the other people around her - either the Babingtons, or her 'modern' family (I think it must be the 1900s in her childhood sections?). Or Penelope returning to Thackers as an adult. (Or anything, really, I love the melancholy, dreamlike feel of the book.)

(Also, out of interest, where do things that were once contemporary but are now historical stand? I mean, things like Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, that kind of thing?)
Mar. 22nd, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm going to say no to the classic, once contemporary things, as much as I love them.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I was curious. :-)

And, I'm sorry - I'm tired and I completely missed your prompt template at 1. there. *head!desk*
Mar. 28th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
I swear to God, I looked at this meme and thought 'I wonder if anyone would remember the title of this book I had as a child, about a girl travelling back to Tudor times.' I am utterly bemused at the coincidence of it being the first post and someone else having read it.
Mar. 28th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, that *is* pretty random! I put it down with a "no one's going to know what I'm talking about, but what the hell..." attitude, because it is a rather beautiful and unusual book & has stayed in my head all these years. I'm glad to have answered your question. (And it won the Carnegie Medal for the year it came out, too. So, good book, yes. :-D)
Mar. 22nd, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
And while I'm talking of old British books about time travel and dreams:

Philippa Pearce's Tom's Midnight Garden, Hatty, any part of the story from Hatty's POV.


Joan Aiken, Willoughby Chase series, Dido Twite, anything where Dido is awesome (as she is)

Joan Aiken, Midnight Is A Place, Denzil Murgatroyd, Julian Oakapple, Randolph Grimsby, anything playing with that fascinating backstory.
Mar. 22nd, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
The Gift of Sarah Barker by Jane Yolen, Abel/Sarah, shameless first time smut
Mar. 22nd, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Beyond the Western Sea by Avi, Laurence and Lord Kirkle, a happy father-son moment pre-canon
Mar. 22nd, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
The Winter Prince by E. Wein, Lleu, Medraut, and Goewin, reunion!
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Hush by Donna Jo Napoli, Melkorka, anything
Mar. 23rd, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
The Tin Princess, Jim/Becky/Adelaide, they've never been conventional
Mar. 24th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Sorcery and Cecelia by Wrede and Stevermer, Kate/Thomas, something based on this passage:

"Some other time I will come the stern husband and forbid you to do something."
"Oh, are you looking forward to that?" I asked.
"Yes, very much. Some other time you will obey me, as you vowed at the altar when we were married."
Mar. 24th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
Gemma Doyle trilogy, Sahirah Foster, anything
Mar. 24th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
The Traitors' Gate by Avi, Sary, anything about her future
Dec. 8th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, Mattie/Weaver in New York City
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