A Fairy Went A-Marketing

10 best books like A Fairy Went A-Marketing (Rose Fyleman): The Cricket in Times Square, Miss Rumphius, Caddie Woodlawn, The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies, Each Peach Pear Plum, Corgiville Fair, Knight's Castle, The Water Babies, Swallows and Amazons, Heckedy Peg

The Cricket in Times Square
AuthorGeorge Selden
One night, the sounds of New York City--the rumbling of subway trains, thrumming of automobile tires, hooting of horns, howling of brakes, and the babbling of voices--is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse, a jaded inhabitant of Times Square, has never heard before. Mario, the son of Mama...
Miss Rumphius
AuthorBarbara Cooney
A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever!

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation....
Caddie Woodlawn
AuthorCarol Ryrie Brink
Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother's dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors -- neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don't understand her at all. Caddie is brave,...
The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies
AuthorCicely Mary Barker
This is a new edition of a previously published book. My daughter has the earlier version and I purchased the newer version for my niece, as they both adore it. Both are hardback, with good quality paper and includes the original books: Flower Fairies of the Spring, Flower Fairies of the Summer, Flower...
Each Peach Pear Plum
AuthorJanet Ahlberg
'Each Peach Pear Plum' - the classic picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg - is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages young children to interact with the picture to...
AuthorTasha Tudor
A charming, classic animal tale with plenty of heart--and plenty of corgis!

In Corgiville, as in many small towns all over America, the biggest event of the year is the fair. And the most exciting thing at the Corgiville Fair is the goat race! Caleb Corgi has spent months training his goat, Josephine,...
AuthorEdward Eager
Great fun, just like the first in the series! And if you’re a fan of knights, castles, and medieval-type adventures, you might like it even better!

Like Half Magic, this is a magical adventure story featuring four kids. Like Half Magic, the kids aren’t quite in control of the magic, so it...
AuthorCharles Kingsley
Tom, a poor orphan, is employed by the villainous chimney-sweep, Grimes, to climb up inside flues to clear away the soot. While engaged in this dreadful task, he loses his way and emerges in the bedroom of Ellie, the young daughter of the house who mistakes him for a thief. He runs away, and, hot and bothered,...
Swallows and Amazons
AuthorArthur Ransome
Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.

Swallows and Amazons, despite it being a popular old-fashioned children's book that almost every adult in England would have read, has never been on my radar and I don't think I'd ever even heard...
Heckedy Peg
AuthorAudrey Wood
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“Heckedy Peg” is another early book of Audrey Wood and Don Wood and is the winner of the Irma Simonton Black Award. With Audrey Wood’s masterful storytelling and Don Wood’s exotic illustrations, “Heckedy Peg” is sure to be an instant classic.

Ox-Cart Man
AuthorDonald Hall
Winner of the Caldecott Medal

Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the...
AuthorLynne Reid Banks
Once upon a time, in a village nestled in a mountain valley, lived a girl named Dakin. Dakin wants three things more than anything else: to visit the farthest-away mountain, to meet a gargoyle, and to marry a prince. Everyone in her village thinks she's crazy, especially since no one has ever been to the...
AuthorCarolyn Reeder
COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended. How could they have, when the Yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone in his entire immediate family?And now Will has to leave his comfortable home in the Shenandoah...
AuthorMarjorie Flack
A little black Scottish terrier called Angus is curious about cats but has never had the chance to satisfy his curiosity as they're so hard to get close to. One day Angus has his wish granted and finds one in his house. Oh dear, it looks like this one has come to stay. After a bit of swiping, chasing and hide...
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