Thimble Summer, Elizabeth Enright's 1939 Newbery medal winner, falls into that category with Caddie Woodlawn; Anne of Green Gables; and the Little House on the Prarie series: stories about country girls and the mischief that they get into. The added twist to Thimble Summer is that main character, Garnet, finds a magic thimble and loads of things happen as a result.
While I enjoyed Thimble Summer, nothing spectacular stuck out as to why this was a medal winner--maybe while the world was on the verge of another war people were just looking for feel good, magical stories...?
Would I recommend it? Sure.
Recommended age: Amazon suggests 10+