Books about girls having adventures

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  • Melissa
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    My 13yo daughter just asked me if I know of any books about girls having adventures. She is reading Where the Red Fern Grows and says that in most of the books she reads the boys are doing all of the fun things like chopping down trees. Asking this forum was the first thing that came to mind for finding ideas. Thanks in advance!

    alphabetika
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    Ooooh, so many that I’ll have to look at my bookshelves and come back later to list them. But one that comes to mind right away is the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome. The main characters are a sibling group of boys and girls, and they have lots of adventures. Later in the series, they meet a pair of sisters who then become part of their adventures, too.

    Ruralmama
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    How about Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright? A boy and a girl and a mysterious gone away lake…fun and not scary.

     

    sheraz
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    Trixie Belden books are fun. Two teenage girls solve mysteries around their responsibilities to their families, school, and chores. Their best friends are their brothers and a few others.

    Melissa
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    These suggestions are very helpful! Thank you, everyone!

    Mamatoto
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    They may not all classify as adventures, but here are some of my thoughts:

    Harriet the Spy, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Anne of Green Gables (entire series), The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Inkheart, Freaky Friday, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Wrinkle in Time (and A Wind in the Door), Julie of the Wolves, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and The Hiding Place.

    Mrs_Longworth
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    Caddie Woodlawn, and sequel Magical Melons, based on the true stories of the author’s grandmother. Pippilongstocking, Calico Captive. And of course, Nancy Drew, (the old ones are best), if she likes mysteries. The Boxcar Children, The Little House on The Prairie series; especially The Long Winter, and Little Town on the Prairie, where Laura helps Pa with the more masculine chores. And the Railway Children. Also The Secret Garden. And Heidi.

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