Friday, August 24, 2007

Narnia, Potter Tied for First in Australia

Harry Potter and Narnia Chronicles voted top reads for kids

The modern-day magic of Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron may have bewitched a generation of young readers but they were not quite enough to beat a lion, a witch and a wardrobe in The West Australian’s poll to find the State’s favourite children’s book.

Readers voted for the top 12 children’s books to read before the age of 12 on this week.

C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia series and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books tied as the most popular titles, with each receiving 29 votes — 11 more than the nearest competitor and top-ranking Australian title, Marcia Vaughan’s Wombat Stew.

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