I remember my Mom reading the first of these books to me as a child. I wanted to read it to Alia and was pleasantly surprised when I went to order them, that there were four in the series ! I bought them all. I started to read them to her a few years ago but they were over her head. Then earlier this year, we started them again. She was at just the right age. She is 8.
I LOVED reading these to her. They are old fashioned. Stories told to a Granddaughter. Set in a farming community during the times of one room school houses, pot belied stoves, buggies, and hoop skirts. It's about childhood and fun and growing up. It's about mischief and consequences and learning self control.
I thought I'd let Alia tell you what she thought of the books ... in a question and answer format.
B: Did you like these books ?
B: What did you like best about them?
A: They were interesting because they do things different.
B: Who was your favorite character?
A: Mabel, Sarah Jane, Ma and Roy
B: What was your favorite story ?
A: Revenge. It was about when Roy was allergic to weeds and Mabel thought he stole her toys so she put weeds in his pillow and he got very sick but who actually stole them was the birds.
B: Was there anything you didn't like about these books ?
B: Would you recommend these books to other girls your age ?
A: Yes because they were very good.