This week I'm going to include a very old CLASSIC from the 1800's! Yep, that's right! I read THIS book when I was about 8 and just starting to read on my own comfortably.
#1 - The Princess & the Goblin
by George McDonald (1824-1905)
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About the book:
She immediately took off her ring and put it under her pillow. As she did so, she fancied she felt a finger & thumb take it gently from under her palm... and then, feeling with the forefinger of her right hand, (she) soon found her grandmother's thread, which she proceeded at once to follow...
Irene is still a very young princess, but she must grow up quickly when she and her mountain home are threatened by goblins who dwell below it. Fortunately, while the goblins are busy planning their attack, Irene's mysterious grandmother is also busy spinning her a magic thread which will always lead to safety. Even so, the Princess & her loyal friend Curdie, will need all of their courage & ingenuity to outwit the cunning goblins.
(My original review:) Irene is 8 years old and a princess living in a country house and bored with all her toys (after being stuck indoors for several days and no other children to play with) begins to wander the house. Eventually she becomes lost walking down corridors with lots of closed doors and after walking up several flights of stairs until she comes to one last staircase that leads upwards - where she hears humming.