The list author says: "Ever since my daughter started enjoying classic books I've been on a quest for books that aren't too complex, frightening, or snarky. We've found some good ones, and rediscovered some classics."
"I adore these books. We've read the first three--the next few might be more appropriate in a few years. When we are cuddling on the couch reading about Mary and Laura, I am suffused with the same feeling of peace and well-being that Laura felt when she lay in the covered wagon listening to Pa's fiddle rise up from the prairie."
"We did have to stop frequently for clarifications and explanations when we read this, but I think there will be more Moomins in our future. I thought the author really captured the sense of adventure and wonder that I want my children to grow up with."