Milly-Molly-Mandy (her real name is Millicent Margaret Amanda!) is about 5 years old. Her family lives in a small village in England, and MMM is pretty much a perfect little girl. Her stories are truly a step back into a nearly forgotten version of childhood. It’s a breath of fresh air to read about a child who seeks out ways to be kind, who strives to be honest, who takes great pleasure in pleasing her parents. Milly-Molly-Mandy tackles one darling situation after another: How to spend a penny? How to help the local store keeper? How to care for a new pet? Each chapter is a little short story, which makes this a lovely bedtime read aloud (reading aloud to children — at any age — is in my opinion a sign of GREAT parenting!).
The Milly-Molly-Mandy stories originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor weekly newspaper starting in 1925, but began being published in book form in 1928. Joyce Lankester Brisley was also a talented artist and the many illustrations are her’s.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time 100 years — I think you’ll like it there.
There are several books about Milly-Molly-Mandy for your family to enjoy:
Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories (1928)
More of Milly- Molly-Mandy (1929)
Milly-Molly-Mandy Again (1948)
Milly-Molly-Mandy & Co (1955)
Early to Middle Grade Reading Level, 200+ pages, Fiction, England, Childhood, Published 1928 – 1967.