1. I loved the Edward Eager books as a child. I have fond memories of them and always wished there were more. I also like E. Nesbit…5 Children and It and The Enchanted Castle. A recent favorite up this alley is Dragonrider by Cornelia Funke. If you can get a copy of it from your library on cd (read aloud by Brendan Fraser who does a MARVELOUS job), your kids will beg you to keep driving so they can listen to more of it.



  2. Oh! I had forgotten about Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. That’s been recommended to me a few times.

    DEFINITELY hoping to hear your comments on the Edward Eager books. I picked up Half Magic and Knight’s Castle at Goodwill but ended up not liking them. But I didn’t get very far into them at all. So I would love to know if I missed something and I’ll be looking for your thoughts!

  3. The boxed set of Edward Eager stories is a find! I’ve never read his stories either, but I did read Laurel Snyder’s “Any Which Wall” which, according to Snyder, was a tribute to Edward Eager. I liked her book, so I imagine I would enjoy Eager’s stories, too.

    We own the Golden Book of Fairy Tales. It’s so large it’s hard to find a place for it in the bookshelf!

  4. Amy

    Yes, I am excited about the Edward Eager books. (Or am I EAGER to get to them?!?! Ha!)

    Janelle, I only today read a review of Any Which Wall, so I’m EAGER to read it now, too. 🙂

  5. Some good ones!
    I recently finished reading The Kildee House. I doubt I’ll put it on the read aloud list for my girls. I liked it, but I’m still trying to figure out how much.
    What is that book under the Eager books? (On top of Catherine, Called Birdy, which I liked very much.) I can’t make out the title.

    • Amy

      Under the Eager books is The Tale of Troy, which I picked up to go along with our history studies. I have read Catherine, Called Birdy, and I loved it, too!

  6. What a wonderful pile of books! I just finished reading through Eager’s book and really enjoyed them. I highly recommend Little Britches and Carry On, Mr. Bowditch!

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