When the heroines of two of my very favorite books were crying their eyes out over Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World, I knew it must really be a real book—and that I had to find a copy.
Our local librarian, a dear Mennonite lady, lent me her own copy since it was not to be found in the library system. And then, when I liked it so much, she even managed to track down a copy for us to buy (before the days of everyone having internet and access to all sorts of used books for sale on Amazon.com).
Years later, I found another copy while bookshopping on our honeymoon, and gave it to my little sister for her eleventh birthday. I knew that since she loved Elsie Dinsmore and Jo March as much as I did, she’d want to get acquainted with their friend Ellen Montgomery, as well. She later proclaimed it “the best book she’d ever read”…
Written for the YLCF March of Books “Snapshot of Favorite Books”