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Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885, 1886) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a beloved children's novel that made a huge impact on 19th century public, shaping everything from boys' clothing fashions to copyright law. Cedric Errol is a generous, kind, and exemplary middle-class American boy who is suddenly found to be the heir of the Earl of Dorincourt. Saying loving goodbyes to his working-class friends, Cedric goes to England together with his mother to embrace his new fortune. His grandfather, the old earl, is a bitter old man ridden with gout and a foul temper, trusting no one. However the angelic boy elicits a profound transformation in the grandfather, which not only benefits the castle household but the whole populace of the earldom. If only the old man's heart would soften toward Cedric's estranged mother, the family would be healed at last. And when another potential heir to the earldom makes a claim, it seems that everything is lost.... But all things are possible through a child's innocent trust, true friendship, and unconditional love.
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It was heartwarming and cute. Little Lord Fauntleroy is an American boy who finds out that he‘s the heir to earldom in Britain. He‘s a kindhearted boy that everyone loves and is better because of him, including the old Earl himself. It was a bit sickly sweet at times but overall enjoyable. And exciting that I own the first edition!

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Today is a gorgeous spring day. I used my lockdown exercise time to walk to the local book swap and picked up these treasures.

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Reading is always better with a cuddly fur baby😍
I‘m now starting this book that @Sarah83 gifted me🤗 I absolutely love the movie and hope that the book will be enjoyable as well😍

AlaMich 😻 2y
TheSpineView 😻😻😻 2y
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I absolutely loved this story, and I'm sure I'll be re-reading it many times in the future. Such a sweet tale to remind people that genuine humility and love for others will often bring out the best in people (even when that best isn't always easy to see) 💜 Very thankful for this story!

#bookspin #bookspinbonanza Number 9
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TheAromaofBooks Oh gosh I haven't read this in ages!! Definitely due for a reread. Great Bonanza progress!!! 3y
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Here is my May #BookSpin list, @TheAromaofBooks 📚📚📚 I will be participating in #BookSpinBonanza 😊 I'm not sure how far I'll get, but I'm hoping that I can make a good effort since I have a lot of children's classics on my list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Children's books for the win!! You have some of my favorites on there, too! 3y
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Deifio
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Pickpick

Sweet story. And everything turns out right in the end. Although, why exactly is Mr. Hobbs staying in England?

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Starting this. Have never read it and it's been ages since I've seen the movie, I can hardly remember any of it.

julesG Had to watch this every year as a kid. 3y
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Sarah83
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Such a gorgeous book 😍
I really loved the story and this cute kid. Such a wonderful story about love, friendship and how life can change everything. Definitely one of my favourite books within the last months. Thank you @TheBookHippie for that. 😍

#childrensclassicread2019

TheBookHippie It seriously was a balm to my soul. ❤️📖 what a beautiful copy you have! 4y
Sarah83 @TheBookHippie it's such a great story and so true even in our times. Yes I really love this edition... You don't see it, but it's sparkling a little bit 😍 4y
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Sarah83
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Even if Christmas is already over, I dived in this cute story. I really loved the secret garden and I like this story pretty much until now. The little lord has already arrived in England and met his grandfather. 😊 @TheBookHippie hope to finish it in the next days. I ordered several 'children's books' yesterday and so I can join the February choice aswell 😍

TheBookHippie YAY!!!!!!! 4y
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TheBookHippie
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The following article was my favorite
https://www.americanheritage.com/content/real-little-lord-fauntleroy

All in all this was a pure children's book read and a fairytale like story. I did not try to dissect it or analyse it, but rather just enjoyed lit bits of it at a time with my coffee in the morning. I hope you enjoyed it. How did you read this book???
Was it a good experience ? #ChildrensClassicRead2019

merelybookish This was not my favorite Burnett, by far. I found the endless praise for LLF's grace, beauty, kindness to be a bit much. But I liked Dick and Hobbes and the Earl. This fits the narrative theme (popular in late 19th-early 20th c books) of the power of childhood innocence to save adults. Overall, glad I read it Thanks.for organizing this. 4y
TheBookHippie @merelybookish it's now my favorite I hated The Little Princess 🤣 however I adored The Secret Garden I'm going to read next 4y
batsy I really enjoyed it, too! Like you mentioned I think with all of the depressing news we are hit with everyday this just felt like a soothing balm of goodness :) 4y
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BiblioLitten So true. I read it just for the joy of it. My favourite will always be The Secret Garden though. But it was very interesting to know that the name Cedric became unpopular in North America. 4y
TheBookHippie @BiblioLitten I thought so too!!! The clothes craze just blows my mind!!! The joy of reading this was way more than I expected! @batsy it was goodness ❤️📖 4y
BiblioLitten Knickerbockers is my new favourite word. 😂 4y
TheBookHippie @BiblioLitten Dearest is my new name 🤣 4y
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TheBookHippie
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I really enjoyed Cedric (and I'm no Pollyanna book type 🤣🤣 seriously though) Cedric seemed so genuine and so fun to read. Maybe because the world is so ugly maybe because I'm weary of hate, but this boy was a balm for me. What were your thoughts on Cedric? Who was your favorite character ?? #ChildrensClassicRead2019

rubyslippersreads I think I might need to go back and reread this. All I remember is "Lean on me, Grandfather" (and that might be from seeing the old movie on TV as a kid. ?) Plus I ❤️ the cover on @batsy 's copy. ? 4y
TheBookHippie @rubyslippersreads I know I ordered @batsy cover now too!!! I did adore mine as well! 4y
batsy I expected Cedric to be annoying but I was charmed by him. Some of his comments, lol. The Earl and Dick were also cute. Maybe it was the mother who was a little bit too heavenly to take 😂 Thank you @rubyslippersreads it is a delightful cover, isn't it ❤️ 4y
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BiblioLitten My favourite was the Earl. 😊 But Cedric didn‘t come across as an annoying people pleasing goody boy. He was adorable in his obliviousness to the amusement he caused by his little speeches. 😄 4y
TheBookHippie @batsy I agree about the Mother !!! Ha! At first she reminded me of those women who carried smelling salts to be revived 🤣🤣🤣 4y
TheBookHippie @BiblioLitten I was grateful it wasn‘t annoying. She wrote this very well and apparently modeled after her child. That made it interesting for me. My son is an old soul, and a lot like this character ..the joke is he can‘t be mine and there was a switch at the hospital 😂🙌🏻🤷🏽‍♀️💙 4y
BiblioLitten 😄 4y
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TheBookHippie
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I had never read this before and I actually loved it. It was the "Harry Potter" of its time and was followed and adored. So much so that the fashion became world wide popular. What were your thoughts ? Love ? Hate? So so?? #ChildrensClassicRead2019

GingerAntics That is a beautiful cover! 4y
batsy Enjoyed it and glad to have read it! Thank you for organising 🙂 4y
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BiblioLitten
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I‘m so glad I read this children‘s classic. Such a delightful read about a little lord and how he was ‘jiggered‘ by his newfound earldom. Children‘s books are the best #inbetween reads.
Knickerbockers!! 😄
#Childrensclassicread2019 @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie I simply adored this!!! 4y
batsy Jiggered! 😂 4y
Erofan I absolutely agree! ❤ 4y
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batsy
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The Secret Garden and A Little Princess were two of my favourites growing up and I can't believe I've never read this one! I'm glad I finally did. It is kind of saccharine as @merelybookish mentioned, but after some grim crime novels, it was just the kind of sweetness I needed 😁 Cedric, our little lord, is quite the amusing character. I was waiting for him to irritate me, but he didn't 😂 A cute read. #ChildrensClassicRead2019 @TheBookHippie

Freespirit I am listening to The Secret Garden at the moment and it's delightful 😍 4y
Ms_T What a charming cover! 4y
batsy @Freespirit So glad you're enjoying it! 🙂 4y
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batsy @Ms_T Isn't it just ❤️ I had to have it because of the expression on the horse's face 😂 4y
Ms_T @batsy 😂😂😂 4y
Sarah83 Such a great edition 😍 4y
TrishB A childhood favourite 💜 4y
LauraBeth This was one of my favorites as a child ❤️❤️ 4y
batsy @Sarah83 It cheers me up to look at it ❤️ 4y
batsy @TrishB @LauraBeth I can totally see why! 4y
Sarah83 Definitely 😍 4y
merelybookish That Cedric, he's so beautiful and graceful! 😛 This was between a pick and a so-so for me. Reading it as a kind if fairy tale helped. I also became interested in how Burnett wrote the story, since it's uncommon to have such a paragon of perfection as the main character. The old Earl was my fave character by the end. But I do agree that cover is gorgeous! 🙂 4y
merelybookish Have you done any reading around the book? I keep meaning to. I know it was massively popular but then there was a backlash of sorts. It's why the name Cedric ceased to be a viable name in North America, except in the African-American community. 4y
batsy @merelybookish That's so true, I did read it as kind of a fantastical fairy tale. And I do think there's an element of that, based on the tiny bit of Burnett's bio given in this edition (British-born, living in the US; the book as a kind of idealistic/nostalgic pining for the British class system?) I haven't read anything about the book but wanted to find a Burnett bio; have you read any? (And the elder Earl was a great character, I agree!) 4y
merelybookish @batsy No, I don't know much about her except I think she wrote a lot of books and many not for children. But that's what she is remembered for now. I expect her bio would be interesting! 4y
readordierachel Love the photo 😊 4y
batsy @readordierachel Thanks 😘 4y
Centique I remember seeing a TV movie of this as a kid and being captivated. Must read the book! That cover looks stunning in the sun and against the flowers 😍 4y
batsy @Centique Thank you ❤️ I need to watch the movie, or maybe there's more than one? The book is so cute 😁 4y
BiblioLitten What a lovely cover! I read it online but I‘ll buy a copy for myself someday. Now I know I won‘t be disappointed if I reread The Secret Garden. I love how everything fell into place in the end. 😊💕 I agree with @merelybookish the Earl was my favourite! 4y
batsy @BiblioLitten I know what you mean, I've been nervous about rereading Garden & Princess! But I think if I sandwich it between my usual grim reads it'll be perfect 😁 4y
TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️📖 4y
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"Perhaps I got my spelling from them" ?

Maybe I went from grim Scandi-noir to bleak Swiss noir & in-between—the scented, beautiful, & depraved Genji who adopts the daughters of his dead lovers as a father figure & then, as those daughters grow to resemble their lovely mothers, he goes from Dad to "Damn, girl!"—maybe it's all of that, but I'm loving the change of pace in this sweet read for #ChildrensClassicRead2019 hosted by @TheBookHippie.

erzascarletbookgasm 😂 your description of Genji! 4y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 4y
readinginthedark Creepy! Probably never reading Genji! 😅 4y
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readordierachel 😆😆 4y
Trashcanman I thi k you should be a book critic you have a skill. 4y
LeahBergen 😆😆 4y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @GingerAntics @readinginthedark @readordierachel @LeahBergen I'm so grateful to the buddy read for how it allows us all to express our intense bouts of Genji-dislike 😅 4y
batsy @Trashcanman Thank you! I do enjoy being critical 😁❤️ 4y
BiblioLitten 😂😂 4y
saresmoore 😂 Gah, this cracked me up! Best description of Genji. 4y
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http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2019/01/21/little-lord-fauntleroy-that-suit/ #childrensclassicread2019 the month is almost over 😳. I'll post some discussion questions and my opinion on the 31st📖❤️ feel free to chime in whenever you wish.

batsy I just started... It's been a wacky kind of day, so it's nice to read about this sweet kid 😁 4y
TheBookHippie @batsy I agree!!! I can't believe I've never read it! 4y
BiblioLitten It‘s almost 2am and I can‘t sleep, so I‘m going to start this book. Yayyiii! (Or nayiii!! When I have to wake up tomorrow) @batsy 4y
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TheBookHippie @BiblioLitten insomnia is reading time for me 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️😭 4y
batsy @BiblioLitten I've been feeling this yay/nay late night reading pain these past few days, too 😆 But I imagine with your little one it's much harder on you ❤️ 4y
BiblioLitten @batsy I‘m enjoying the book...didn‘t think I would. 😊 4y
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merelybookish
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The book that launched a thousand pairs of knickerbockers.😁 Reading this for the children's classic readalong hosted by @TheBookHippie. A massive bestseller in its day (this is a poster for the 1888 Broadway production) about a little boy who #whenigrowup becomes an earl.
It's a bit on the saccharine side. 😬😜
#musicalnewyear @vivastory @Cinfhen

Crazeedi I didn't realize Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote this! Huh! Thanks for this! (edited) 4y
sarahbarnes I loved this book when I was a kid! 4y
BarbaraBB Oh I loved this when I read it as a kid!! 4y
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Cinfhen That look!!! 😂😂😂 4y
LeahBergen It‘s soooo saccharine! I read (and adored) A Little Princess and The Secret Garden as a kid but only came to this one as an adult and ... yeah. 😆😆 4y
merelybookish @LeahBergen I loved bith those books! This one is different... Strange to have such a flawless main character. 🙄 4y
merelybookish @Crazeedi I think it was her most popular book back in the day! But not nearly as charming as The Secret Garden or Little Princess! 4y
merelybookish @sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB That's so cool! Reading it now I have to say it's hard to imagine a kid liking it. But obviously it's been beloved for years! I'm curious. Do you remember why you loved it? 4y
merelybookish @Cinfhen I know!! 😂 4y
BarbaraBB To be honest I have no idea. Reading the title in your post makes me remember that I read it when I was real young (like 7 or 8 years) as it was part of a series of children‘s books which you could borrow in the school‘s library. It was my favorite of that series, but I can‘t tell you why... 👵🏻 4y
sarahbarnes I‘m trying to remember exactly why I liked it so much...I think it was the fairy tale quality of the story. I must‘ve been a little sappy at the age when I read it, and not the cynical adult I am now. 😁 I might have to go back and look at the story again! 4y
BookishMe Hi! Just saw your lovely card. It could have arrived earlier in the month and I am not good at checking mail regularly ;o thank you so much for your wishes and thinking of me. Glad you enjoyed the book I sent. Enjoy another wonderful year of Reading 💕📚💗📖💕 4y
vivastory The book that launched a thousand pair of knickerbockers 😂😂 4y
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Sarah83 Great you remember me 💕 4y
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GingerAntics I read the Secret Garden and the Little Princess, I have no idea how I never even knew about this one. 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics SAME!!! Thus the reading now!!🤷🏽‍♀️😂📖❤️ 4y
GingerAntics I‘m shocked there are so many versions of it in ebook format. I‘m having a hard time trying to figure out which one I should go for. 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics same with books I did the educational thing and took the cover I liked ...BAHAHAHAHAHA 4y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 that‘s the spirit!!! I bought a collection of all of her books and short stories for kindle when I first got a kindle, but for some reason it doesn‘t seem to exist now. I may just get the free versions of the individual stories on Apple Books and be done with it. 4y
batsy @GingerAntics I love those two books! And I was upset I've never read this either, so I'm glad for this children's classic monthly read. Can't wait to get to this soon @TheBookHippie 4y
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TheBookHippie
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merelybookish I love classic children's lit! And I read this years ago but happy to revisit! 4y
GingerAntics Oh I love Burnett!!! I‘m going to have to look into this book. 4y
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jillannjohn I‘ve never read this one and I love Burnett. I‘m going to pick it up! 4y
rubyslippersreads @TheBookHippie Adorable! ❤️🐴 4y
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Part 2 repost for @TheBookHippie :
I thought it would be fun to read Children‘s Classics for 2019. I have so enjoyed reading the Classics A to Z for 2018. Having an entire month for each classic gives time to explore the book, art and music related to it, time it was written in and movie if such exists. I look forward to reading this way!

#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Join if you wish and read a long.

January to July on previous post!

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Repost for @TheBookHippie :
I thought it would be fun to read Children‘s Classics for 2019. I have so enjoyed reading the Classics A to Z for 2018. Having an entire month for each classic gives time to explore the book, art and music related to it, time it was written in and movie if such exists. I look forward to reading this way!

#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Join if you wish and read a long


I'll post August to December next post!

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TheBookHippie
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Part 2
I thought it would be fun to read Children‘s Classics for 2019. I have so enjoyed reading the Classics A to Z for 2018. Having an entire month for each classic gives time to explore the book, art and music related to it, time it was written in and movie if such exists. I look forward to reading this way!

#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Join if you wish and read a long.

January to July on previous post!

sb3626 This is so much fun! 4y
Lmstraubie Love this idea!!! 4y
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TheBookHippie
Little Lord Fauntleroy | Francis Hodgson Burnett
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I thought it would be fun to read Children‘s Classics for 2019. I have so enjoyed reading the Classics A to Z for 2018. Having an entire month for each classic gives time to explore the book, art and music related to it, time it was written in and movie if such exists. I look forward to reading this way!

#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Join if you wish and read a long


I'll post August to December next post!

CoffeeNBooks I have an old copy of The Wind in the Willows that I bought at an antique shop but never read- I think I'll join you in July! 📚 4y
jillannjohn Looks like fun! ❤️ 4y
TheBookHippie @CoffeeNBooks YAY!!! Also your package should arrive this week! 4y
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Sarah83 Such a great idea. 😍😘 4y
CoffeeNBooks @TheBookHippie Awesome- thanks! 😊📚😊 4y
GingerAntics This is an interesting idea. I‘ve been doing the book a week thing this year for the first time, but I have found that some of the books I don‘t remember a lot about. I would love to find a way to spend a little more time with the books I‘m reading. I‘m thinking of a reading journal/commonplace book sort of thing, but this sounds fun!!! 4y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics even if I've read these it has been soooo long I just thought it'd be a warm fuzzy type thing ❤️plus I like extra time with some books so you absorb them! 4y
GingerAntics Exactly!!! 4y
AnneCecilie I‘ll probably join in in May and June 4y
CarolynM Great idea! I may join in for one or two along the way.🙂 4y
merelybookish I want in!! 4y
merelybookish FYI @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm, in case you're interested! 4y
batsy @merelybookish Thank you for letting us know! Great idea @TheBookHippie ! I would love to join 🙂 4y
Tanisha_A I am a month late to this lovely party. Joining in from the next one - 4y
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1) Little Lord Fauntleroy - this is on German TV each winter, and as a kid I had to watch it every year.
2) shower? I slap the dirt off my back once a year. 👿 (morning, unless I was out and there were lots of smelly things around me, then I shower after getting home - sensitive nose)
3) don't have one
4) examining spoken Business English (as a 2nd language) tomorrow, decorating with the kids on Sunday.
5) Aye!

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Repost for @TheBookHippie :
http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2018/09/05/12-childrens-classics-for-2019/
#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Jan:Little Lord Fauntleroy
Feb:Tales from Shakespeare
Mar:Goody Two Shoes
Apr:The Children of Green Knowe
May:The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
Jun:Winnie the Pooh
Jul:The Wind in the Willows
Aug:Tom Brown‘s Schooldays
Sep:Tales of Mother Goose
Oct:Peter & Wendy
Nov:Raggedy Ann & Andy
Dec:Nutcracker & Mouse-King
Join if you wish

Rachbb3 This sounds great! 5y
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TheBookHippie
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http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2018/09/05/12-childrens-classics-for-2019/
#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Jan: Little Lord Fauntleroy
Feb:Tales from Shakespeare
March:Goody Two Shoes
April:The Children of Green Knowe
May: The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
June:Winnie the Pooh
July: The Wind in the Willows
Aug:Tom Brown‘s Schooldays
Sept: Tales of Mother Goose
Oct: Peter and Wendy
Nov: Raggedy Ann & Andy
Dec: Nutcracker and Mouse-King

Join if you wish

SamanthaMarie Ooo yes!! I'll definitely join this! 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks Oh fun!! Of course, I am terrible about flaking on these, but count me in for what it‘s worth. 😂 5y
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Yeah, maybe this story is a little too sweet, a little too good. But I loved reading this to my daughter and giving her a little too much kindness, too much good, before bed.

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#childprotagonists The author based her book on her son. I was so surprised to find out she grew up not far from here (Knoxville, TN) #photoadaynov16

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