Tag Archives: Family

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (1954)

The purported true story of seven-year-old Sarah Noble. In 1707, Sarah and her father travel to the frontier of Connecticut to establish a homestead on property he has recently purchased.  Connecticut is wild country in those days, filled with animals … Continue reading

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The Good Master by Kate Seredy (1935)

Kate is being sent by her father to live in the country with her Uncle Marton’s family.  They have been lead to believe that Kate is fragile and sickly.  In truth, she is spoiled and head-strong and her father hopes … Continue reading

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My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, Son of Flicka & Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O’Hara (1940 – 1946)

My Friend Flicka   Ken is a daydreamer.  When he should be helping with the horses, he’s staring at the clouds.  When homework is due, he’s dreaming of the colt he hopes his father will one day give him.  But his … Continue reading

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The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Series by Betty McDonald (1947 – 1957)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle  Do you know a child that won’t clean up their toys?  How about one who doesn’t want to go to bed?  Or a child who is quarrelsome?  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has the cure for every childhood ill you can … Continue reading

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Fairchild Family Series by Rebecca Caudill (1947 – 1959)

Happy Little Family   Take a charming step back in time to meet the Fairchild family living in turn of the 20th century Kentucky.  Bonnie is the youngest child, can she finally join in all the fun of her older siblings … Continue reading

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A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan (1971)

Each Garret grandchild was given a gift from their grandmother when she died.  Brendon inherited the gift of music, Nancy’s twin sister Kirby has the gift of dancing, but Nancy was given the same gift her grandmother had — ESP … Continue reading

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The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright (1941 – 1951)

I love a series that follows clever, talented and maybe a little down-on-their-luck siblings.  Especially when those siblings have great imaginations and aren’t particularly aware how clever (or poor) they are! It was fun to discover that Elizabeth Enright was … Continue reading

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