A list of my top ten favorite fictional siblings! Who are your favorites?
And an honorable mention to Molly and Cynthia, who are stepsisters in “Wives and Daughters” by Elizabeth Gaskell ! They aren’t technically siblings, but they get credit for being so sweet to each other. They may not share DNA, but they share their hearts. Aawww….
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Little Women by L. M. Alcott
Little Men by L.M. Alcott
Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery
Cheaper by the Dozen by Ernestine and Frank Gilbreth Jr.
Belles on their Toes by Ernestine and Frank Gilbreth Jr.
Lord of the Rings- by J. R. R. Tolkien
Knock Three Times by Marion St. John Webb
The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon
Dispel from your minds any idea of movie adaptations. We are talking BOOKS here!
“Cheaper by the Dozen” and “Belles on Their Toes” by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
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The dedication of the book says: “To Dad, who only reared twelve children. and To Mother, who reared twelve only children.”
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The new movies with the title “Cheaper by the Dozen” are nothing at all like the books, and are perfectly awful. However the old 1950 movies of both “Cheaper by the Dozen” and “Belles on Their Toes” are pretty close to the original books, and very enjoyable.