milly-molly-mandy's autumn

A throwback to simpler times.  Introducing Avery to Milly-Molly-Mandy, a girl growing up in a small English village, and some of her autumn goings-on—helping her mother make “lots of pots of pumpkin-and-ginger jam,” watching everything go aflame for Guy Fawkes Day, celebrating the blacksmith’s wedding and anxiously waiting to see what her mysterious plant will turn out to be.  This is one to read aloud at bedtime with a cup of warm tea in hand.  Written by Joyce Lankester Brisley, the first set of Milly-Molly-Mandy stories was published in 1928.

I came across this recipe for chocolate and ginger cake inspired by the book on the most charming blog about food in books, The Little Library Café (@bakingfiction).  Kate is also writing a cookbook with recipes inspired by literature (one of my favorite kinds of books), due out in fall 2017.

Also, be sure to check out what is sharing for #classicchapterbooks today.  Milly-Molly-Mandy’s Autumn was published by Macmillan Children’s Books.