The Gammage Cup - Carol Kendall, Erik Blegvad The Whisper of Glocken - Carol Kendall, Imero Gobbato

I found "The Gammage Cup" to be an intriguing children's book.  Some of the ideas may have come originally from J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but the book itself is not derivative literature.  It is a quick, fun read.