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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 9 years ago

Can you suggest to me any books about children escaping from the real world into a different world?

Asides from Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Narnia.. I'm thinking of dissertation topics/literature and I like the idea of the representation of children and adults too.. how children have responsibilities in these other strange worlds etc.

8 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen

    "The story begins with Mark Harrison, a 13-year old survival enthusiast, hiking through the mountainous Magruder Missile Range when he is struck by a mysterious blue beam of light. He wakes up in a strange world that he believes is an alien world with many similarities to Earth"

    A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence

    "Alaric meets another version of himself in an intriguing story of multiple universes. Alaric lives with his father in Withern Rise, their decrepit family home. The two have lived barren and dysfunctional lives since the death of Alaric's mother two years before. Magic brings Alaric to a world almost like his own—but not quite. His counterpart is Naia, a girl very like himself"

    A Tale of Time City by Dianna Wynne Jones

    "It is September, 1939, the start of World War Two, and Vivian Smith is being evacuated. On arriving at the station, she is kidnapped by two boys, Jonathan and Sam, and taken to Time City, which exists outside of what we know as History. Most of the plot takes place in Time City; the purpose of which is to oversee the course of history, and ensure that is stays on its "correct" path"

    Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman

    "Lucien Mulholland, a teenager recovering from chemotherapy, is given a red and purple marbled notebook by his father so that Lucien can write in it since Lucien's throat hurts. When he falls asleep holding the book, he wakes up in the enchanting Bellezza, a Renaissance Venice-like city in the country of Talia (which resembles Renaissance Italy), ruled by a beautiful and imperious Duchessa"

    The NightFlyer by Christopher Fahey

    "A young boy, who leads a kind of tortured existence at the hands of schoolyard bullies and a cruel father, discovers an amazing talent: He can leave his body. As the boy's life begins to fall apart, he is lured towards the dark side of his new power and the hunger for revenge."

    Under Plum Lake by Lionel Davidson

    Narnia by CS Lewis

  • Kelley
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Are you making a distinction between escaping or just adventuring into another world that was stumbled upon by accident, or a fantasy world that reached out for the chosen one? Sometimes, the responsibilities are greater in the world to which they've escaped.

    The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

    100 Cupboards by ND Wilson

    A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (I was never quite sure if the wonders that showed up in her attic room were real or part of her imagination)

    The Little Match Girl by Has Christian Anderson

    Harry Potter by JK Rowling

    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    The Tapestry by Henry Neff

    Erec Rex by Kaza Kingsley

    The City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

    A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond

    The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman

    Sounds like a fun topic. :)

  • 9 years ago

    "What The Deaf-Mute Heard" by G. D. Geary

    "The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant -- The Unbeliever"

    "The Second Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant -- The Unbeliever"

    By Stephan R. Donaldson

    This is six novels relating the adventures of a leper who lives in two worlds. They are as follows:

    "Lord Foul's Bane"

    "The Illearth War"

    "The Power That Preserves"

    "The Wounded Land"

    "The One Tree"

    "White Gold Wielder"

    "A Walk To Remember" by Nicholas Sparks

    "The Lovely Bones" by Anne Seybold

    "the Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

  • 9 years ago

    The Secret Garden

    The Harry Potter Series

    The Subtle Knife- Phillip Pullman

    A Little Princess


    These are a few..i hope it helps ;)

  • 9 years ago

    Maybe not exactly what you are thinking but Lord of the Flies by William Golding comes to mind.

  • tjs282
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Can't believe no-one's mentioned the Oz books yet!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A wrinkle in time is alot like what your talking about.

    Source(s): Bookworm.
  • 9 years ago

    try " journey to the center of the world,

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