• Amy

      Oh, Thimble Summer is SO good! It’s very similar to the Melendys, only it seems like a more rural story to me.

  1. I love the Melendys! We just finished reading The Four-Story Mistake too. Now to add The High King to our list… haven’t read that one yet!

    • Amy


      I think you’ll like The High King, though I think I’d start with The Book of Three and read the Chronicles of Prydain in order if I were you. 😉

  2. My favorite book in the Melendy’s is the next one, Then There Were Five. You don’t want to miss that one!

    Similar stories:
    -I think most of E. Nesbit’s books fall in that category, especially The Treasure-Seekers and The Would-be-Goods.
    -Also, Edgar Eager’s books are based around just the kids.
    -Gone-Away Lake and Return to Gone-Away Lake by Enright are focused on the children.
    -The Five Little Peppers Series may fall close into the category though there are adults present in the stories.

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