I realise in times of CGI & Harry Potter that tales from the past probably won't do well. People of the younger generations missed out on the simple wonders of Swallows and Amazons, The Famous Five and Children of the New Forest.
In an age of technology moving faster than we breathe and terrorists on each corner. It is hard to imagine a world so peaceful, your greatest worry was getting clothes muddy and your greatest joy was finding a new rock pool to sit for hours by. If you like those type of stories, I can recommend my friend Evelyn Steward's writing to you.