Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Meet 10 Mighty Girls

  1. Anne Shirley - this high spirited orphan is the main character in Anne of Green Gables (and all the other books) by L.M. Montgomery.  
  2. Anne Frank - The brave Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family during World War II.  She wrote a diary during her time in hiding.  You can visit the Anne Frank house in Holland. Read about her life in hiding in Anne Frank's diary.  
  3. Susan and Lucy Pevensie - The sisters, who with their brothers Peter and Edumud visit the land of Narnia and have great adventures in the Chronicles of Narnia  by C. S. Lewis.
  4. Pipi Longstocking - Now I have not personally read Pipi's story, but it was on every single list of "books for girls" that I consulted, so I thought I would include it.  Pipi Longstocking was written by Astrid Lindgrin.
  5. Mary Lennox - The lonely orphan girl sent from India, where her parents died, to a big mansion in Yorkshire, England.  She befriends the inhabitants and brings love to the sad and lonely Secret Garden. Find her story in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Find the free e-book on the Gutenberg Project. 
  6. Trixie Beldon - This young sleuth solves mysteries with her good friends around her home, Crabapple Farm, in upstate New York.  There are 39 books in the Trixie Belden series.    
  7.  Laura Ingalls Wilder - The author of the Little House series of books based on her childhood, growing up in frontier America.  Many, many people adore this girl, there are websites, a biography, the TV series, and a documentary in addition to the fabulous book series that started it all. 
  8. Heidi - The heroine of the book by the same name written by Johanna Spyri, Heidi makes the best of an uncomfortable family situation.  Dumped at her grandfather's doorstep by an Aunt who can't care for her because of a job, then whisked away again several years later to be a companion to an invalid girl in the city.  Through it all Heidi warms hearts and offers love and friendship.
  9. Sara Crewe - A little princess who has it all taken away, yet maintains a royal attitude of humility.  Her story is told in the book A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 
  10. Christy Huddlestone - More of a young woman than a girl.  At nineteen years old Christy sets off to teach children in the Smoky Mountains.  A story of faith and love, Christy by Catherine Marshall. 



  1. I love your list!! I would have all those plus Hermione Granger on my list. Visiting from the Ultimate Blogging Challenge.


  2. Love this list!

    I am going to have take note of the few books we haven't read yet. :)

  3. Your list brought back memories of the many hours I spent in other worlds presented by some wonderful authors during my childhood. I'm still an avid reader to this day and often have to fight the urge to just be a hermit and read all day!

  4. Great list! I've read most of those and plan to have my daughter read them as well.

    Cruising over from the SRC Blog Cruise.


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