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Old April 12 2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Children's scifi and fantasy: an appeal to your collective memory

I'm trying to dig up from memory two science fiction or fantasy book titles I read long ago as a kid. I don't have much to go on, but the collective memory here might dig something up.

-The first is a science fiction novel about a kid finding a space ship near where he lives, if I remember correctly. I think he might end up helping to repair it or something, but I could be off on that. This one would have been published in the early 90's at the latest, but probably earlier. Not much info, I know...

-The other is a fantasy novel (or possibly series of novels) about some children all around the world with some special powers, that have to come together to prevent something bad from happening. I think the story tracks some of the children on their search for the remaining children, while being chased or obstructed by the villain. Part of it might play in China, but I could be wrong about that. I'm less certain about the time of publishing here, but it can't have been later than mid nineties, I suspect, but again, probably earlier.

Again, not much to go on. I'm pretty sure I read them in Dutch, but they could have been translations from another language for all I know.

Anyway, I thought it would be worth a try to poll the wisdom (or memory) of crowds here. Thanks!
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