Mr. Carter Library has been in Phoenix, but he came home today with a gift for me: this old set of Little House books. My favorite series of all time. They feel fragile. There’s water damage. They smell like dust. They are spectacular.
A good book is an honest book. It is written with fun and perception and imagination. Its language is the language of feeling — laughter and satisfaction, heartache and appreciation. It is written in such a way that respect is shown for the reader.
Here’s to you, Mrs. Eddins.
It’s hard to choose, but my favorites have to be ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK and THE LONG WINTER.
Do you have a favorite?