Fletcher and Zenobia Edward Gorey and Victoria Chess combined their talents to come up with a magical tale of adventure and friendship. I bought a copy for $60 at a used bookstore several years ago, to replace the copy I lost in one of many moves. If you ever have a chance to read this – take it.
Ghosts I Have Been Meant for older kids (I think I was eight or nine when I read it, but even ten-year-olds would like it) this book is spooky in the same way that campfire tales are spooky. And Blossom Culp is quite the character.
A Child’s Garden of Verses He might be better known for Treasure Island, but Robert Louis Stevenson’s collection of poetry is charming and effervescent. I’m never sure if my favorite is “The Swing” or “My Shadow.”