I loved Nancy Drew. I read the Little House books three or four times in various audio formats and some in Braille. I’ve had Charlottes Web read to me, I listened to it on talking book and I read it in Braille. King emmitt’s Pig was my all-time favorite when I was about five. Judy Bloom was another of my favorite authors. I don’t remember the little golden books, though.
The books I remember most as a young child were the Little Golden Books. These were the books I could read on my own. The four above, particularly The Poky Little Puppy were favorites.These were called Board books, likely because the covers were made of cardboard. I don’t remember how much they cost then, but it was not a lot of money at all. This would have been in the 1940’s.
When I was older, my favorite was Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. And still later, perhaps around 12 – 14, my favorites that I read on my own were the Nancy Drew mysteries. These are stories I remember that cast young children as heroes in their own times, and Nancy Drew was particularly strong in portraying the star character as a very feminist type young lady, driving a sportster and fearlessly solving mysteries…
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