Ohmygosh! What a story! I might have to write a book called How to Steal a Dog. Oh, wait, I already did.
Great video, guys! Didn't Garnet eat the librarian's candy bar stash when she was locked in the library? I remember thinking this was hysterically funny as a kid, but I was a weird kid. I never stole a dog, though. Not like some people. ;)
Elizabeth Enright's books are among my favoirtes for re-reading--I love her poetic descriptions! Can't find my copy to check, but I think Enright also drew THIMBLE SUMMER'S illustrations (both her parents were also artists, I believe). Did you know she was a niece of Frank Lloyd Wright? His work is hinted at in SPIDERWEB FOR TWO (one of her books about Melendy family) when adopted adventurous great-grandmother builds very modern house in countryside which looks like part of landscape. I recommend Enright's books to adults too, especially two about GONE-AWAY LAKE (which has multigenerational characters--a feature in maybe all her books). First GONE-AWAY book was another Newbery Honor, reminder that runners-up may be wonderful reading too!