As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been loving literature aimed at pre-teens and children. This post features my all time favorite juvenile, fun reads which for sure will get you out of a reading slump
- Black Beauty, Anna Sewell: OK, this book is a legendary classic , I agree but I remember reading it when I was about 8 and loving it to Saturn and back .It is an autobiography of a horse which encircles issues like mistreatment of horses by mismanaging owners and their eventual fate. If you haven’t read this book, you are definitely missing out.
2. Emil and the Detectives, Erich Kastner: My brother actually won this book in a book festival. *Ahhh the memories* and decided to give it to me. It is set in Berlin and follows Emil, an enterprising young boy who , instead of giving up on his task due to being stolen from, joins a gang of young boys and tracks the thief down. I loved the way it portrayed child-power and how it showcased their problem solving ability.
3. Heidi, Johanna Spyri : I’ve probably read this book 11 times and that is saying something.
This book follows an orphan girl who is raised by her aunt Deiti . The book opens when Deiti brings 6-year-old Heidi to her paternal grandfather’s house, up the mountains .He briefly resents Heidi’s arrival, but the girl’s joyous yet unaffected demeanor soon earn his real, if reserved, affection.Three years later, Detie returns to take Heidi to Frankfurt to be a hired lady’s companion to a wealthy girl named Clara Sesemann, who is regarded as an invalid. Heidi isn’t able to fit into city-life and soon begins sleep walking. This is her story of finding a home , finding a way back to her grandfather while preserving the innocent heart she always had.
4. The Famous Five Series , Enid Blyton : This series of 21 books follows 2 girls, 2 boys and a dog’s adventures in all places imaginable. Each book can be read independently without spoilers from other books . Very enjoyable. Love, love , love em all.