Um – this was hard! Harder than I expected. We just do not have U titled books on our shelves, which means we really don’t have many favorites. In fact, I even asked a couple of people and no one really had any of their own to share. But, I do have one. And it is by my favorite author. Well, one of my favorites. I have many. I do love books, after all. But, I digress. . .
Under The Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott
Starting with a tea party in which the tea cakes disappear, you are quickly drawn into this story. Bab and Betty are such sweet, innocent children and their life is entered by a young man named Ben and his dog Sancho. The interactions of the children is the focus of this story and it is a joy to read. Family and friendship merge into one. A very endearing book.
Many people do not like this book because it is very different from the stories of the March family in Little Women and the sequels. But this story is unique and fun, all on its own. Another good read of Louisa May Alcott’s.
Next week – V! You’ll have to come back to see what I have up my sleeve for that letter.
My previous posts in the series:
A – All-of-a-Kind Family and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington
C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen
D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
E – The Endless Steppe & Ella Enchanted
F – Family Tree & Fog Magic
G – Great Turkey Walk & The Great Brain
H – Half Magic & Horse Diaries
I – Indian in the Cupboard & Island of the Blue Dolphins
J – Journey to America & Julie: An American Girl – 1974
K – Kite Fighters & Key to the Extraordinary
L – Little Women & Long Way From Chicago
M – Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle & Mistakes That Worked
N – North Child & Number the Stars
O – One and Only Ivan & Our Only May Amelia
P – Pollyanna & Prism of Wings
Q – Quanah Parker & Quake!
R – Robin Hood & Rilla of Ingleside
S – Sisters Grimm & Singer of All Songs
T – Thick as Thieves & Twinkle Tales