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6 Free Summer Reading Titles for Young Ladies

6 Free Summer Reading Titles for Young Ladies

  1. Little Friend Lydia by Ethel Calvert Phillips
    A young orphaned Quaker girl finds a new home — and lots of adventures. Also available in other formats.
  2. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
    Well-known story of a little girl who goes to live with her grandfather and warms his heart.  Also available in PDF and other formats.
  3. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    A pampered little girl learns what it means to be a servant — and a real princess.  Also available in PDF and other formats.
  4. Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    A sheltered young girl grows to enjoy the freedom that taking responsibility brings.
  5. Lisbeth Longfrock by Hans Aanrud
    An orphan girl grows into her long frock among the Norwegian mountains.  Available in PDF and other formats.
  6. Henrietta’s Wish by Charlotte M. Yonge
    A young lady learns to see “having her own way” for what it is. Available in PDF and other formats.
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Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature by Elizabeth WilsonReview: Books Children Love
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