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THE COCK, THE MOUSE
AND THE LITTLE RED HEN
The COCK, The MOUSE and the ...
THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES
By BEATRIX POTTER
Author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," etc.
FREDERICK WARNE & CO., INC. NEW YORK
1911 BY FREDERICK WARNE & Co.
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. BY PRINCETON POLYCHROME PRESS
BINDING BY A. HOROWITZ & SON
MANY UNKNOWN LITTLE FRIENDS,
Once upon a time there was a little fat comfortable grey squirrel, called Timmy Tiptoes. He had a nest thatched with leaves in the top of a tall tree; and he had a little squirrel wife called Goody.
Katharine E. Dopp was well-known as a teacher and writer of children’s textbooks at the turn of the 20th Century. She was among the first educators to encourage the incorporation of physical and practical activity into the elementary school curriculum at a time when such activities were becoming less commonplace in a child’s home environment. The Tree-Dwellers – The Age of Fear is the first in a series of elementary school texts written by Ms. Dopp that focus on the anthropological development of early human groups. Each lesson begins by posing a few questions for the child ...
Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies, and other colorful characters.
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since.
Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children's literature for centuries. Yet, many of the stories we recount to ch...
LIFE and ADVENTURES
MR. PIG and MISS CRANE.
EMBELLISHED WITH DESIGNS.
Young Master Pig you here may see
Upon his tender Mother's knee
No longer he with patience sucks
For See, he's cutting both his tusks.
Behold him now in Go Cart safely tied
His pretty feet go trotting side by side
Old Granny smiles and grunting seems to say
"Ce petit prodige c'est moi qui l'ai fait."
To Master Goat next Pig is sent
Whose learning is most ex...
[Illustration: He jumped through a hoop covered with paper
Frontispiece. See page 92 ]
Kneetime Animal Stories
THE CIRCUS LION
HIS MANY ADVENTURES
Author of "Squinty, the Comical Pig," "Mappo, the
Merry Monkey," "Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant,"
"Chunky, the Happy Hippo," "Sharp Eyes,
the Silver Fox," etc.
WALTER S. ROGERS
Have you ever seen a LadyBug and wondered what the cute little bug with the dots on her back was thinking? And why she seemed in such a rush? Well here is your chance to peek into her thoughts and enjoy some of her daily triumphs and disasters. "Little Mrs. Ladybug was a worker. Nobody could deny that. To be sure, she had to stop now and then to talk to her neighbors, because Mrs. Ladybug dearly loved a bit of gossip. At the same time there wasn't anyone in Pleasant Valley that helped Farmer Green more than she did. She tried her hardest to keep the trees in the orchard free from insects. Some...
TAME ANIMALS GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, LONDON AND NEW YORK. Kronheim & Co., London
I suppose you have all seen a Hare, and perhaps many of you have helped to eat one. The Hare is a very timid animal, running away on the least alarm; but, poor fellow, he is too often caught by the dogs and killed, notwithstanding his swift running. It is rather difficult to tame Hares, but there is a very amusing account of three, named Puss, Tiney, and Bess, written by the poet Cowper, who kept them for some time, an...
In the Wilds of Florida, by W.H.G. Kingston.
In this book by Kingston we are introduced to Florida in the mid 19th
century, when the tail end of the wars between the Cherokee and Seminole
Indians was still rumbling on, and the white man was still occasionally
disturbed by attacks by Indians.
Large areas of the territory are swamp, water, and densely overgrown
plains. All this is described in detail.
Our hero this time is a "school leaver" from Ireland, whose father seems
to have ha...