Laura Richards was an incredibly gifted writer. This book is an example of truly good and beautiful writing. Originally published in 1917, the book tells a humorous and engaging story. The official description reads: “Spoiled New York City girl, Hildegarde Graham, is sent to stay with her mother’s old nurse in the country. When her parents must take a trip to California, Hildegarde learns the value of simplicity, kindness, and a more democratic sensibility.” I found this book tremendously inspiring and fun to read. I liked it even more than the classic book Pollyanna. This is definitely a book I will read aloud to my own children. The Audible version is fantastic. Boys and girls of all ages, even older children, should enjoy this story.
This book is integrated with The Good and the Beautiful Level 6 Language Arts Course.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
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