06 April 2010
Top 100 Children's Novels: 5
This was the first Newbery winner I read because it was a Newbery winner - my sister showed me a review in the paper shortly after the award was announced, and it sounded interesting. Haven't seen either the 1973 movie (The Hideaways, with Ingrid Bergman as Mrs F) or the 1995 tv movie (with Lauren Bacall).
It's an excellent book, and I can't believe I didn't think of it when submitting my top-ten list. I did, however, have it at #4 on my Top Ten prediction.