#AtoZChallenge : P is for Pollyanna

I first came to the story of Pollyanna when I went to the cinema at the age of 11 to see the film.  Unfortunately I forgot my glasses, needed for distance viewing, so sitting in the circle it was like listening to an audio-book!  As a result I soon found the book by Eleanor Porter,Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge : P is for Pollyanna”

#AtoZChallenge : M is for Maia from Journey to the River Sea #EvaIbbotson

As Journey to the River Sea begins, I am reminded of Sara Crewe in The Little Princess who finds herself stranded in an English boarding school after being orphaned.  In 1910, Maia finds herself in the same predicament except that she is soon offered an exciting new future in Brazil.  Apparently, she has relatives whoContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : M is for Maia from Journey to the River Sea #EvaIbbotson”

#AtoZChallenge : L is for Laura in Little House on the Prairie

   I have to admit that Laura of Little House on the Prairie is for me the girl I came to know in the long-running TV series from 1974 to 1983 but eventually I read Little House in the Big Woods, the first of the partly fictional autobiographies of Laura Ingalls Wilder. In the BigContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : L is for Laura in Little House on the Prairie”

#AtoZChallenge : K is for What Katy Did #FavouriteBookCharacters

Today’s fictional heroine, Katy Carr, is yet another character from the 19th century, but written in America in 1870 she seems so much more up-to-date. At 12, Katy is the eldest of 6 children, living with their father Dr Carr and his sister Aunt Izzie.  She leads her siblings in fun and adventure, always withContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge : K is for What Katy Did #FavouriteBookCharacters”