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A Dear Little Girl   By: (1856-1926)

A Dear Little Girl by Amy Ella Blanchard

A Dear Little Girl by Amy Ella Blanchard is a heartwarming and delightful children's novel that captivates readers with its charming characters and timeless themes. The story follows a young girl named Gwen who is sent to live with her Aunt Jane and cousin Cecily in the countryside. Through a series of letters, Gwen shares her everyday adventures, observations, and growth with her beloved grandmother.

Blanchard masterfully captures the innocence and curiosity of childhood, allowing readers to experience the world through Gwen's eyes. The author's vivid descriptions of nature, family dynamics, and social interactions create a vivid backdrop for the story. Each chapter unfolds like a small treasure, as Gwen navigates a variety of situations, learning valuable life lessons along the way.

Gwen is a relatable and endearing protagonist who possesses a genuine spirit of kindness and empathy. As readers follow her adventures, they become emotionally invested in her journey of self-discovery. Furthermore, the interactions between Gwen and the other characters, especially her cousin Cecily, add depth and authenticity to the story.

Blanchard skillfully weaves important themes throughout the narrative, such as the importance of family, friendship, and personal growth. The book encourages readers, both young and old, to reflect on their own lives and relationships, fostering a sense of nostalgia for a simpler time.

The epistolary format of A Dear Little Girl adds an engaging and intimate touch to the storytelling, allowing readers to feel like they are reading Gwen's personal diary. This unique narrative style enhances the sense of authenticity and immediacy.

Overall, A Dear Little Girl is a delightful and moving book that stands the test of time. Amy Ella Blanchard's writing captures the essence of childhood, imparting valuable lessons in a gentle and subtle manner. It is a timeless tale that will resonate with readers of all ages, reminding us of the joy and wonder found in the simplest moments of life.

First Page:

A DEAR LITTLE GIRL

AMY E. BLANCHARD

WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. RACINE, WIS.

Printed in the United States of America by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Racine, Wisconsin

Contents

CHAPTER I.

AN ACCIDENT 9

CHAPTER II.

GETTING SETTLED 21

CHAPTER III.

WHAT HAPPENED 35

CHAPTER IV.

MAGGIE'S CASE 49

CHAPTER V.

A GUILTY CONSCIENCE 63

CHAPTER VI.

THE FAIR 74

CHAPTER VII.

WHERE THE DOLL WENT 88

CHAPTER VIII.

A PECK OF TROUBLE 103

CHAPTER IX.

ABOUT SEVERAL THINGS 116

CHAPTER X.

MORE SURPRISES 128

CHAPTER XI.

ADOPTED 141

CHAPTER XII.

THE RUNAWAY 155

CHAPTER XIII.

PLEASANT CHANGES 168

Chapter I

AN ACCIDENT.

"It will be a fine opportunity for Edna," said Mrs. Conway.

Edna did not like that word opportunity; it always seemed to her that it meant something unpleasant. She had noticed that when pleasant things came along they were rarely spoken of as "opportunities," but were just happenings ... Continue reading book >>




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