As a child, I loved Nancy Drew. I read them all.
In 2005, I thoroughly enjoyed “Girl Sleuth, Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her.”
Other favorite childhood books include “The Story of Ferdinand,” “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” Rudyard Kiplings’s short story, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” and “Charlotte’s Web.”
The advantage of hindsight tells us that “Charlotte’s Web” should have been the Newbery Medal book of 1953 rather than “Secret of the Andes.”
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is inspiring. I have a quote posted above my computer from that book: Definition of a Democracy: “Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.” I look forward to Harper Lee’s second novel.