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The Picts and the Martyrs: or Not Welcome At All (Swallows And Amazons)
1.  The Picts and the Martyrs: or Not Welcome At All (Swallows And Amazons) by Arthur Ransome
The list author says:
  "Children adapt to a strange holiday.  Quieter than the other Ransomes, with perhaps the most charming protagonists.."
16.99   Used & New from: 2.61
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Storm Ahead (Romney Marsh)
2.  Storm Ahead (Romney Marsh) by Monica Edwards
The list author says:
  "Rarely read now, but a picture of middle class girlhood as it should have been."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Goldengrove Unleaving
3.  Goldengrove Unleaving by Jill Paton Walsh
The list author says:
  "With its sequel - Unleaving - the greatest unread children's classic of the last fifty years"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Minnow on the Say
4.  Minnow on the Say by Philippa Pearce OBE
The list author says:
  "Working class boy puzzles out middle class life - and has an adventure."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Mistress Masham's Repose
5.  Mistress Masham's Repose by T. H. White
The list author says:
  "A classic in the little-girl-against-wicked-guardian genre - plus Lilliputians!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Brendon Chase
6.  Brendon Chase by B.B.
The list author says:
  "You have to be in the right (uncritical) mood for this Boy's Own Paper yarn; but I've always loved it."
5.99   Used & New from: 1.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

The Wee Free Men: (Discworld Novel 30) (Discworld Novels)
7.  The Wee Free Men: (Discworld Novel 30) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Terry Pratchett is our greatest living novelist.  This and its sequel -  A Hat Full of Sky - are brilliant.  Girl protagonist, too."
5.03   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

How I Live Now
8.  How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The list author says:
  "Everything it's cracked up to be - excellent. Girl protagonist again."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Seventeenth Summer (Point - original fiction)
9.  Seventeenth Summer (Point - original fiction) by K. M. Peyton
The list author says:
  "Originally 'Pennington's Seventeenth Summer' - working class teenager who'd get an ASBO these days!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Wild Wood
10.  Wild Wood by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "The Wind In The Willows from the Weasel's point of view - hard to find but brilliant."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Thunder and Lightnings
11.  Thunder and Lightnings by Jan Mark
The list author says:
  "Growing up and adjusting to loss and change - but not heavy going."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Hobbit
12.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Yeah, I know it's a cliche, but this is a book to read to kids - if you can do the voices."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,804 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Various: The Touchstone Trilogy
13.  The Various: The Touchstone Trilogy by Steve Augarde
The list author says:
  "New(ish) and not well known, but another girl protagonist coping with an odd family set-up - and punk fairies!"
7.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Peppermint Pig (Puffin Books)
14.  The Peppermint Pig (Puffin Books) by Nina Bawden
The list author says:
  "Set at the turn of the 19th/20th century, another girl protagonist struggling with poverty."
5.03   Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Just William
15.  Just William by Richmal Crompton
The list author says:
  "It doesn't matter which of the early 'Williams' you read - they're all perfct of their kind."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Little White Horse
16.  The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
The list author says:
  "A real desert island book for me.- another heroine."
5.03   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Sword at Sunset
17.  Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff
The list author says:
  "Almost any Sutcliff will do - but this is her best, and the best retelling of the Arthurian legend.  Hard to find."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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The Golden Age (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
18.  The Golden Age (Wordsworth Children's Classics) by Kenneth Grahame
The list author says:
  "With it's sequel, - Dream Days - the best evocation of a late Victorian childhood.  Not really written for children - though Theodore Roosevelt loved it."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Kidnapped (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
19.  Kidnapped (Wordsworth Children's Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "Better than 'Treasure Island' - could this man write!"
1.89   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Kim (Penguin Popular Classics)
20.  Kim (Penguin Popular Classics) by Rudyard Kipling
The list author says:
  "The best to last - if you've never read it - do so!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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