Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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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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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1962)

Our family listened to The Wolves of Willoughby Chase on cassette tape during a car trip many years ago.  Our hearts pounded hour after hour!  And no one would get out of the car when we reached our destination and the … Continue reading

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Dorrie, the Little Witch Series by Patricia Coombs (1962 – 1992)

“This is Dorrie.  She is a witch.  A little witch.  Her hat is always on crooked.  Sometimes her shoes are on the wrong feet.  Sometimes she has on one pink sock and one blue striped sock.  Sometimes she can’t find … Continue reading

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The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes (1960)

You probably recognize Eleanor Estes as the author of The Moffats series, Ginger Pye (Newbery Medal Winner) or The Hundred Dresses.  Ms. Estes actually wrote 20 books during her career, and The Witch Family, although not as well-known as some, … Continue reading

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Lost Horizon by James Hilton (1933)

I’m sure you’ve heard the melodious name Shangri-la before, but did you know it comes from the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton?  I bet you feel smarter already! Four American embassy workers crash-land a private plane in the … Continue reading

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Beauty by Robin McKinley (1978)

I discovered Beauty at a homeschool convention in the early 90’s.  I fell in love with the cover (good cover art is so important, right??) and purchased it to read aloud to my three daughters (ages 6 – 10-ish).  We … Continue reading

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