Elizabeth Orton Jones
This was our bedtime reading chapter book all summer long. I could tell Charlotte liked it when she asked if we could read more about "Stick" (!).
The writing at times feels very vintage but the story is cute. A little girl named "Twig" shrinks down in size and befriends an elf. She sets up house for them in an old can though elf proves to be a mischievous fellow. They take turns watching Mrs. Sparrow's eggs and meet the Fairy Queen (who wears an adorable caterpillar as a "fur" around her neck). These kinds of chapter books seem to be hard to come by today. The stories are simple but well-written, the characters are sweet and innocent but still interesting. It's nice to be able to read something wholesome to your kids at bedtime.