E. Nesbit wrote children’s books that are among the best available. In this story of magical fantasy with real-life complications (you’ll discover that real-life complications are a persistent theme in all her stories – and a delightful one), Gerald, Cathy, and Jimmy wake a beautiful princess from her hundred-year sleep in an enchanted garden. It’s really only Mabel, the housekeeper’s niece – but the garden really is enchanted, and the ring she slips on really is magic! The children find that it takes magic to get everything sorted out – whether in the magical world or the ordinary one! Great reading for the whole family – especially children ages 7 and older.