I'm amazed by the number of these books I haven't read - or even heard of in a couple of cases (Freddy the Pig).*
On the other hand, I had all the Anne of Green Gables books when I was a kid & never managed to get through even one of them, as I recall.
I've ordered The Dog Who Wouldn't Be & it may be time to finally read Lad A Dog. My neighbor has been telling me about that book for years. And Little Lord Fauntleroy sounds great!
Also: C. and his friends love the Cherub series.
And don't forget Work Hard. Be Nice.
I am insisting that C. read Work Hard. Be Nice. "I'm not interested in EDUCATION!" doesn't cut it with me as a reason not to read a book your education-obsessed mother thinks you ought to.
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