Category Archives: Fantasy

Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams (1972)

In true British literary tradition, Watership Down began as a story Richard Adams told his daughters night after night as an ongoing bedtime story.  Eventually they convinced him to write it down into a proper book.  He did, and after … Continue reading

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No Flying in the House by Betty Brock (1970)

This story will thrill any little girl who’s ever dreamed she is really a fairy princess! Who wouldn’t want to be little Annabel?  She lives in a mansion by the sea with a wealthy, elderly widow, she has a doting … Continue reading

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The Great Mouse Detective series by Eve Titus (1958 – 1982)

  Basil The Great Mouse Detective and his trusty companion, Dr. David Q. Dawson, live in the mouse village of Holmestead in the basement of the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson at 221B Baker Street in London.  Together … Continue reading

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The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (1960)

Chester is a little black cricket from Connecticut who accidentally falls into someone’s picnic basket and winds up in a New York City subway!  Luckily for him, Mario, a young boy who works at his parents’ newspaper stand in the … Continue reading

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Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton (1957)

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a flying bed, this is the story for you! Carey, Charles and Paul are living away from home visiting their aunt for the summer in the English countryside.  One day while outside playing, they … Continue reading

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My Father’s Dragon Series by Ruth Stiles Gannett (1948 – 1951)

Elmer Elevator is a little boy who stows away on a ship to Wild Island to rescue a flying baby dragon in distress.   Like a young McGyver, he uses rubber bands, lollipops and chewing gum to accomplish his mission!  The … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers (1972)

I remember, Mr. Pierce, my 5th grade teacher reading Freaky Friday to our class every day after lunch.  It was the highlight of the day!   I remember the books my teachers read out loud better than almost anything else they … Continue reading

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