I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but I absolutely loved George
MacDonald's children fantasy books, _The Princess and the Goblin_ and _The
Princess and Curdie_ when I was a child. I re-read them every year even now,
so that at this point I've read them countless times. In the Princess and
the Goblin two of the main characters are females - the young Princess
Irene, and her grandmother. I also loved _Alice in Wonderland_ and _Through
the Looking Glass_ by Lewis Carroll. I received all of these as birthday
gifts when a child.
�Yet the lies that Melkor, the mighty and accursed, Morgoth Bauglir, the
Power of Terror and Hate, sowed in the hearts of Elves and Men are a seed
that does not die and cannot be destroyed; and ever and anon it sprouts
anew, and will bear dark fruit even unto the latest days.�
-The Silmarillion, Of the Voyage of E�rendil and the War of Wrath
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From: Carol Mitchell <carolsmiscellania@...
Subject: [mythsoc] fantasy for 10 year old girl
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 17:51:39 -0800 (PST)
Most of L.Frank Baum's Oz books have female protaganists, although they
aren't knights. I'd recommend E. Nesbit and the Mary Poppins series-books,
not the horrible (IMHO) Disney movie. She might enjoy the Borrowers, and
Bedknob and Broomstick-I haven't had the chance to see the movies, but I
enjoyed the books. Too bad she had a bad experience with Harry Potter-I wish
so much that I'd been able to read them as a kid.