Written by Amy E. Blanchard, Amy E.
Setting 1900’s to 1910’s (Edwardian and Titanic Era)
This is a sweet, lovely series, filled with wholesome ideals and genuinely entertaining. The main character, Edna, tries to do the right thing and stumbles along the way, only to right herself and choose the better path. There are no big tragedies, only small hiccups. The stories manage to be entertaining without anything too scary for tender hearted girls. Edna is ages 8, 9 and 10 throughout the series. Her best friend is Dorothy, and other friends are named Margaret, Jennie, and Nettie. Wholesome without undue moralizing, it gives us a glimpse of how a little girl lived during the dawn of the 20th century. I recommend it highly, for both children and adults.
There is a tiny bit of racism, as there seems to be in almost all books from this era. It is easily skipped over if you are reading aloud, and to be honest I don’t think a girl of 8 to 10 would notice it without prompting.
1. A Dear Little Girl 1897
2. A Dear Little Girl at School 1910