For all that this Edith Nesbitt wrote around a century ago, I find the humor in her books and her grasp of human foibles delightful. I never knew about Nesbitt until I was an adult and married, but I have greatly enjoyed reading them.
Another magical tale by E. Nesbit, author of the "Five Children" adventures. Typically British in tone, this book is about children who come across a "castle" held by a "princess" (really just a stately home with a rich inhabitant) and their "magical" adventures. A fun read, though the British-ness of the dialogue and situations (where is the nanny of these children, as the parents definitely aren't in the story?) takes some getting used to.