Top positive review
2 people found this helpful
A childhood favourite - lovely story
on 4 February 2017
This was one of my favourite books when I was aged around 9 - along with Little Women, the Enid Blyton boarding school books and similar - which I have just re-read as an adult.
It is a lovely story, which - while clearly set in the past - doesn't feel dated. In fact, it's set far earlier than I would have guessed. Perfect to appeal to young girls aged about 8-11, (much as I try to avoid gender stereotyping, I can't see it appealing to many boys) - it has that wonderful combination of girls with a bit of feistiness / character about them, good adventures, moral improvement, an idealised family environment, wise adults.
My children aren't quite old enough for this yet, but I'm looking forward to reading it with them in a couple of years.