This week's Friday Five is:
Five books/authors I loved as a child. (The hard thing is going to be limiting it to five.)
1) The Black Stallion books by Walter Farley.
2) The Arabian Cow Horse books by John Richard Young (Very hard to find, but I've completed the set.)
3) The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (I wore out a copy of Farmer Boy in third grade)
4) The Misty books by Marguerite Henry (My copy of Stormy, Misty's Foal, is held together with tape)
5) Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery (Loved, loved, loved the language of these books and all the trouble Anne got herself into.)
Some books that I also loved but that didn't make the top five:
Cherry Ames nursing books by Helen Wells and Julie Tatham
Pretty much anything by Betty Cavanna, but Spring Comes Riding in particular. (The dance at the Naval Academy...sigh...so romantic.)
Rosamund du Jardin and Janet Lambert's work.
Zane Grey, oh man, my friends and I were addicted to his books and passed them around and spoke in an horrible 'cowboy twang' whenever we were together. Must've driven our parents nuts.
And so many more. I was such a bookworm. My best friends were found in books, and my mind was always firmly planted in 'their' world rather than my own. Guess not much has changed, huh?
How about you. Favorite books as a child?
"There is no frigate like a book to take us worlds away." Emily Dickenson