The Poor Little Rich Girl is a children’s fantasy about a little girl named Gwendolyn who is lonely and longs for a friend. But she is isolated by rich parents who ignore her and left to the care of servants who are indifferent. Her nanny’s carelessness with some medicine plunges Gwendolyn into a bewildering world in which metaphors literally come to life.
[Illustration: THIS WAS A NOVEL EXPERIENCE, THIS HAVING BOTH FATHER AND MOTHER IN THE NURSERY AT THE SAME TIME]
The POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL
by ELEANOR GATES
GROSSET & DUNLAP Pu...
“THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE; Being the Second and Last Part OF HIS LIFE, And of the Strange Surprizing Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe.”
After the death of his wife, Robinson Crusoe is overcome by the old wanderlust, and sets out with his faithful companion Friday to see his island once again. Thus begins a journey which will last ten years and nine months, in which Crusoe travels over the world, along the way facing dangers and discoveries in Madagascar, China, and Siberia.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRU...
Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige) is a famous work of fiction by Selma Lagerlöf, published in two parts in 1906 and 1907. The background for publication was a commission from the National Teachers Association in 1902 to write a geography reader for the public schools. “She devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with an...
A fairy has become bored with her life, and convinces some young girls to transform her into a human boy so she can go on adventures. The adventures come fast and furious, as the newly-named Prince Marvel explores the surrounding kingdoms. A masochistic squire accompanies Marvel, helping him with assorted kings, knights, dragons, and other medieval menaces along the way.
The Enchanted Island of Yew
Whereon Prince Marvel Encountered the High Ki of Twi and Other Surprising People
L. Frank Baum
Author of "The Wizard of Oz," "The Life and Adventu...
The French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal once remarked, “Cleopatra's nose. Had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed!” Such was the legendary power and attraction of this most famous woman ruler that generations of artists, readers, writers, historians and poets have ensured that she remains immortal and unforgettable.
Jacob Abbott's Cleopatra is a work of historical biography, told in a highly dramatic and gripping style. It brings the characters and the circumstances to vivid life, making it an entertaining read for people...
A poor young boy from the slums of London watches a royal procession pass, with the youthful Prince of Wales riding at its head. He ventures too close and is caught and beaten by the Prince's guards. However, the young royal stops them and invites the vagrant to the palace. Here the two boys sup alone and are stunned to discover that they bear a startling resemblance to each other. The Prince is Edward, long awaited heir of the monarch, Henry VIII, while the vagrant is Tom Canty, the son of a thief and a beggar. Edward is fascinated by the free and unfettered life that Tom leads, while Tom ...
A Story for Girls
FLORENCE A. SITWELL
[Frontispiece: "Little night dresses rustled."]
London S. W. Partridge & Co. 9 Paternoster Row. 1888
I. LIFE IN THE ORPHANAGE II. THE FLIGHT III. IN THE HOSPITAL IV. IN A THIRD CLASS CARRIAGE V. BY THE SEA VI. CHRISTMAS DAY
"Little night dresses rustled." . . . . . . Frontispiece
The Westminster clock tower.
St. Thomas' Hospital.
Kate and Frances.
LIFE IN THE ORPHANAGE.
Long before it was light, little feet were pas...
WHO ARE HAPPIEST?
T. S. ARTHUR.
With Illustrations from Original Designs by Croome.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1852.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by Lippincott, Grambo & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Stereotyped by L. Johnson & Co. Philadelphia.
WHO ARE HAPPIEST? 9
DICK LAWSON, AND THE YOUNG MOCKING BIRD. 21
THE MEANS OF ENJOYMENT. ...
E text prepared by Al Haines
JULIE M. LIPPMANN
Author of "Miss Wildfire," "Dorothy Day," etc.
The Penn Publishing Company
LULU AND MARIE.
THE WAKING SOUL
BETTY'S BY AND BY
THE WHITE ANGEL
IN THE PIED PIPER'S MOUNTAIN
WHAT HAPPENED TO LIONEL
MARIE AND THE MEADOW BROOK
NINA'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS
THE WAKING SOUL
Larry lay under the trees upon the soft, green grass, with his hat
tilted far forward over his eyes and his grimy h...
These are three stories that will delight your heart and soul. The little girl Ruth in the first story is very privileged young lady with everything she could wish for except,of course, for companionship. Her mother has passed away and her father is a very busy lawyer who barely notices she is there. But then Ruth finds a scruffy, skinny and mostly ugly cat; the cat who lives in the kitchen and cellars,hence The Kitchen Cat. Her attempts to befriend this stray despite insurmountable obstsacles make this story a really heart warming tale. She does eventually find the best kind of companio...