This book list was developed by the participants of the Baton Rouge Unitarian Church‘s Mothers and Daughters Book Club in 2002.

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine

Author interview
Author website
Eduscapes — great links
Webcast of presentation at Bookfest ’07 (35 min.)


Alanna: Book 1: Song of the Lioness, by Tamora Pierce

Author website
Radio interview with Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce webring
Dare to be Stupid — Tamora Pierce Livejournal


 Jade Green: a Ghost Story, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Phyllis Renolyds Naylor Papers, U. Southern Mississippi — bio, library holdings



Dream Weaver, by Louise Lawrence — bibliography
Note: Author’s real name is Elizabeth Rhoda Wintle Holden



 Redwall, by Brian Jacques (pronounced Jakes)

Official Redwall Website
Lesson plans


Wise Child, by Monica Furlong

Obituary (1/14/2003)
Wikipedia entry



 The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Complete E-text
Author website — links to e-texts, biography, audio readings, etc.
Frances Hodgson Burnette Papers, U. Southern Mississippi — bio, library holdings


The Last Unicorn, by Peter Beagle

Author website
FAQ about the Last Unicorn



Magic Can Be Murder, by Vivian Vande Velde

SF Site Review — bib and links
Author website



The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley

Author website — official website, includes spoilers, interviews, faq




The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Lowry Page — bio, links, summaries, links, bib, pics
Author website
Children’s Literature Newsletter



 Book 2; In the Hand of the Goddess, by Tamora Pierce

See Alanna