I was a huge fan of The Prydain Chronicles as a kid, especially Taran Wanderer, so I bought a set to reread as preparation for when my niece will be old enough to be given a set of her own. I'm shocked by how much I forgot.
Oh! Now you've gone and reminded me...I have to dig those out of whatever box they're still in and read them again, even though I probably have most of it memorized. Eilonwy was probably the first princess character I ever encountered who had motivations beyond "be princess; find prince".
Yes, yes, yes to both posts, especially about Eilonwy. I gave my son that series as a set. It's on his bookshelf still. Summer reading, here I come!
This really belongs on the thread about books we liked as kids. Off to see if the Search Function will bend to my will . . .