A Little Maid
Alice Turner Curtis was a gifted American writer who wrote three series of children’s books: Grandpa’s Little Girls (1920-1930—out of print and unavailable as of the date of this review), Yankee Girls (1920- 1930), and A Little Maid (1913-1937).
My 8-year-old daughter and I have read and loved three of the A Little Maid series: A Little Maid of Provincetown, A Little Maid of Mohawk Valley (includes a reference to seeing a real fairy), and A Little Maid of Massachusetts. This series of historical novels is especially for girls 7-13 and features delightful stories that are based on true events that took place in Colonial America. The series is not the easy, fast-paced, thrilling reading that many youth today are used to. Instead, it features beautiful, wholesome, skillful writing, and gentle yet engaging stories of courage and character. Children who are not used to this type of reading might struggle with these books. But my eight-year-old daughter, who started with this type of reading from the beginning, adores these books.
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