Arthur Scott Bailey was the author of more than forty children’s books, centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator’s approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. The Tale of Brownie Beaver is another adventure of the friends and neighbours of Pleasant Valley. You will hear how Brownie keeps a house safe from a Freshet and how he receives his weekly newspaper and not to forget the making of a new suit.
[Illustration: Mr. Frog Had Been Hiding Among the Li...
Albert Payson Terhune, perhaps best known for his book Lad, a Dog (later turned into a popular movie), was also a breeder of collies and a journalist. Some of his collie lines survive to this day.
His Dog is a story about Link Ferris who finds an injured dog on his way home one evening. Knowing nothing about dogs, Link nurses the dog back to health and the two form a bond such as only can be formed between human and canine. Unable to locate the collie’s owner, Link christens his dog ‘Chum’ who becomes invaluable in tending to the daily needs of his meager farm.
Published in 1889, The Blue Fairy Book is the first book in the series of story collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books, which bring to life the classic fairytales by Grimm, Madame d'Aulnoy and Perrault among other folklore sources. Most captivating is the fact that the collection features the stories in pristine an unaltered conditions, therefore they contain a darker side than the polished versions most are familiar with from childhood memories.
Featuring 37 tales, The Blue Fairy Book includes many well-known childhood classics such as “Litt...
Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections
is found at the end of the text.
[Illustration: "Nannie! Nannie! come and get your breakfast!" P. 16.]
[Illustration: MINNIE and her PETS
BY MRS MADELINE LESLIE
MINNIE'S PET LAMB.]
MINNIE'S PET LAMB.
MRS. MADELINE LESLIE,
AUTHOR OF "THE LESLIE STORIES," "TIM, THE SCISSORS GRINDER,"
Wood Folk at School
[Illustration: "THERE AT A TURN IN THE PATH, NOT TEN YARDS AHEAD, STOOD A HUGE BEAR."]
WOOD FOLK AT SCHOOL
WILLIAM J. LONG
WOOD FOLK SERIES BOOK FOUR
GINN & COMPANY BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON
ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL
COPYRIGHT, 1902, 1903 BY WILLIAM J. LONG
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The Athenaeum Press GINN & COMPANY · CAMBRIDGE · MASSACHUSETTS
It may surprise many, whose knowledge of wild animals is gained from rare, fleeting glimpses of frightened hoof or wing in the woods, to c...
Old Hendrik's Tales, by Captain Arthur Owen Vaughan.
OLD HENDRIK'S TALES, BY CAPTAIN ARTHUR OWEN VAUGHAN.
WHY OLD BABOON HAS THAT KINK IN HIS TAIL.
The day was hot, and the koppies simmered blue and brown along the Vaal
River. Noon had come, dinner was done. "Allah Mattie!" said the grey
old kitchen boy to himself, as he stretched to sleep in the shade of the
mimosa behind the house. "Allah ...