Where the Red Fern Grows. I read it when I was six. I still get teary-eyed thinking of Little Ann and Old Dan." - Miranda Kenneally, author of Score.
"The first book I remember reading was Pippi Longstocking. I thought that it was so cool that Pippi lived by herself, didn’t go to school, and did all sorts of dangerous things. The idea of a child having complete control over her life totally mesmerized me. (And oh, how I wanted to be her!)" - Amy Plum, author of Die for Me.