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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (1870-1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. ...His best travel writing has secured a permanent following. The Path to Rome (1902), an account of a walking pilgrimage he made from central France across the Alps and down to Rome, has remained continuously in print. More than a mere travelogue, The Path to Rome contains descriptions of the people and places he encountered, his drawings in pencil and in ink of the route, humour, poesy, and the reflections of a large mind turned to the events of his time as he marches along his solitary way. At every turn, Belloc shows himself to be profoundly in love with Europe and with the Faith that he claims has produced it. Two of his best known non-fiction works are The Servile State (1912) and Europe and Faith (1920). Among his other works are: Avril: Being Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance (1904), The Historic Thames (1907), On Nothing and Kindred Subjects (1908), Hills and the Sea (1913), A General Sketch of the European War (1915), and The Free Press (1917). read more

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Aesop (c620-c560), known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition a slave who was a contemporary of Croesus ...and Peisistratus in the mid-sixth century BC in ancient Greece. The various collections that go under the rubric Aesop’s Fables are still taught as moral lessons and used as subjects for various entertainments, especially children’s plays and cartoons. Most of what are known as Aesopic fables is a compilation of tales from various sources, many of which originated with authors who lived long before Aesop. Aesop himself is said to have composed many fables, which were passed down by oral tradition. Socrates was thought to have spent his time turning Aesop’s fables into verse while he was in prison. Demetrius Phalereus, another Greek philosopher, made the first collection of these fables around 300 BC. This was later translated into Latin by Phaedrus, a slave himself, around 25 BC. The fables from these two collections were soon brought together and were eventually retranslated into Greek by Babrius around A. D. 230. Many additional fables were included, and the collection was in turn translated to Arabic and Hebrew, further enriched by additional fables from these cultures. read more

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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857-1941), also known as B-P, was a lieutenant-general in the Briti...sh Army, writer, and founder of the Scout Movement. After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden- Powell successfully defended the city in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Pearson, for youth readership. During writing, he tested his ideas through a camping trip on Brownsea Island that began on 1 August 1907, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting. read more

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Ethel Charlotte Pedley (1859-1898) was an Australian author and musician. Pedley’s most well-known book is Dot and the Kangaroo, w...hich featured a little girl named Dot who becomes lost in the Australian outback, and is helped to find her way back home by a friendly kangaroo. The illustrations were drawn by Frank P. Mahony. Pedley was a believer in the conservation of the Australian flora and fauna, and usually wrote her books from this perspective, singling out ‘man’ as disconnected from nature and the rest of the animals. read more

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Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937) was an American children's book author and illustrator, famous for writing the "Twins" series of bo...oks. She wrote books giving pictures of child life in other countries, and then, for the benefit of American and foreign born children alike, she also wrote books which gave some idea of what had been done for this country by those who had founded and developed it. Her books include: The Dutch Twins (1911), The Japanese Twins (1912), The Irish Twins (1913), The Eskimo Twins (1914), The Mexican Twins (1915), The Cave Twins (1916), The Belgian Twins (1917), The French Twins (1918), The Spartan Twins (1918), Cornelia (1919), The Scotch Twins (1919), The Italian Twins (1920), The Puritan Twins (1921), The Swiss Twins (1922), The Filipino Twins (1923), The Colonial Twins of Virginia (1924), The American Twins of 1812 (1925), The American Twins of the Revolution (1926), Mr. Chick: His Travels and Adventures (1926), The Pioneer Twins (1927), The Farm Twins (1928), Kit and Kat (1929), The Indian Twins (1930), The Pickaninny Twins (1931), The Norwegian Twins (1933), The Spanish Twins (1934), and The Chinese Twins (1935). read more

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Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories featuring the wildlife of his native sta...te. He was born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His first book was Old Mother West Wind (1910). Following its success, he wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column, Bedtime Stories (illustrated by Harrison Cady), which appeared without interruption from 1912 to 1960. His output comprises over 15,000 stories collected in over 170 books. Among his works are: Mother West Wind's Children (1911), The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1913), The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (1913), The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (1914), The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (1914), The Adventures of Grandfather Frog (1915), Mother West Wind "Why" Stories (1915), The Adventures of Prickly Porky (1916), The Adventures of Paddy Beaver (1917), Mother West Wind "Where" Stories (1918), The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk (1918), Happy Jack (1918), Mrs. Peter Rabbit (1919), The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (1920), Bowser the Hound (1920), and Blacky the Crow (1922). read more

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Frances Trego Montgomery, who also wrote as F. G. Wheeler (1858-1925) was an American author. Her works include: The Wonderful Ele...ctric Elephant (1903), Billy Whiskers: The Autobiography of a Goat (1903), Billy Whiskers' Kids (1903), On a Lark to the Planets (1904), Billy Whiskers, Jr. (1904), Billy Whiskers Friends (1906), Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums (1907), Billy Whiskers Travels (1907), Billy Whiskers' Grandchildren (1909), Billy Whiskers at the Fair (1909), Billy Whiskers Kidnaped (1910), Billy Whiskers at the Circus (1913), Pigs and Piggies (1914), Zip: The Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier (1917), Billy Whiskers' Adventures (1920) and Billy Whiskers in the Movies (1921). read more

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Caroline Frances Burrell, nee Benedict was a prolific author who wrote under the pseudonym Caroline French Benton. She was the aut...hor of Gala Day Luncheons (1901), A Little Cook-Book for a Little Girl (1905), A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl (1906), The Mother's Book (1909), A Little Girl's Cookery Book (with Mary Florence Hodge) (1911), Easy Meals (1913), The Fun of Cooking (1915) and The Complete Club Book for Women (1915). read more

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Alfred John Church (1829-1912) was an English classical scholar. He was born in London and was educated at King’s College London..., and Lincoln College, Oxford, he took holy orders and was an assistant-master at Merchant Taylors’ School for many years. From 1880 until 1888 he was professor of Latin at University College, London. While at University College in partnership with William Jackson Brodribb, he translated Tacitus and edited Pliny’s Letters (Epistulae). Church also wrote a number of stories in English re-telling of classical tales and legends for young people (Stories from Virgil, Stories from Homer, etc. ). He also wrote much Latin and English verse, and in 1908 published his Memories of Men and Books. Other works include: Stories of the Magicians (1887), The Count of the Saxon Shore; or, The Villa in Vectis (with Ruth Putnam) (1888), Heroes of Chivalry and Romance (1898), Stories of Charlemagne (1902), The Crown of Pine (1906) and With the King at Oxford (1909). read more

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William Wirt Sikes (1836-1883) was an author, journalist and critic, born in America. In Chicago, he worked for the Times and the ...Evening Journal. He began to write, and published his stories in the Youth’s Companion and Oliver Optic’s Magazine. He wrote under several pen names. His works include: A Book for the Winter Evening Fireside (1858), One Poor Girl: The Story of Thousands (1869), British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880), Rambles and Studies in Old South Wales (1881) and Studies of Assassination (1881). read more

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Ann Sophia Stephens (1813-1886), who also wrote under the pseudonym Jonathan Slick, was an American novelist. Born in Derby, Conne...cticut, she was an author of dime novels and is credited as the progenitor of that genre. Her work was also serialized in Godey's Lady's Book, The Ladies' Companion, and Graham's Magazine. The term "dime novel" originated with Stephens's Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter, printed in the first book in Beadle & Adams Beadle's Dime Novels series, dated June 9, 1860. The novel was a reprint of Stephens's earlier serial that appeared in The Ladies' Companion magazine in February, March, and April of 1839. Later, the Grolier Club listed Malaeska as the most influential book of 1860. Her other works include: High Life in New York (1843), Alice Copley: A Tale of Queen Mary's Time (1844), The Diamond Necklace and Other Tales (1846), Fashion and Famine (1854), The Old Homestead (1855), The Rejected Wife (1863) and A Noble Woman (1871). read more

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Leonard Leslie Brooke (1862-1940) was a British artist and writer. Brooke was born on Sept. 24, 1862, in Birkenhead, England. His ...skillful and witty illustrations in Andrew Lang's Nursery Rhyme Book (1897) established his reputation as a leading children's book illustrator of pen-andink line drawings and watercolors. His works include: Johnny Crow's Garden: A Picture Book (1903), The Golden Goose Book (1904), The Three Little Pigs (1904), Tom Thumb (1904), Johnny Crow's Party: Another Picture Book (1907), Ring O' Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1922), Johnny Crow's New Garden (1935) and Little Bo-Peep (? ). read more

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One of a series of classic Victorian children's books by the British artist and author. Caldecott was the eponym of the Caldecott ...Medal and transformed the world of children's books in the Victorian era. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations, which were full of life, and instinct with a kindly, graceful humour. The stories and rhymes were all of his choosing and in some cases were written or added to by himself. read more

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"In these stories you will find some wonderful giants. You will find beautiful maidens who lived in a river. You will find a large... family of little black dwarfs who lived under the river, and you will find a splendid hero. The little children of Germany used to curl up in their mothers' arms, when bedtime came, and listen to the stories of these strange people. When these little children grew up, they told the same stories to their children. So it went for many, many years. The stories have been put together by a man named Richard Wagner. He put them together in such a way that they make one long and wonderful story. After he had told these stories in words, he told them again in a more beautiful way. He told them in music. Sometime you will hear this music, and you will think of beautiful water-maidens, singing and dancing in the sunshine. You will think of great giants walking over mountains. You will think of the little black dwarfs under the river, and you will hear them hammering, hammering upon their anvils. " read more

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Margaret Arndt was the author of: The Meadows of Play (1909), From Across the German Ocean (1913), Fairy Tales From the German For...ests (1913) and My Fairy Friends (1931). read more

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Georgette Leblanc, Madame Maurice Maeterlinck (1875-1941) was a French soprano and author. She was the sister of Maurice Leblanc. ...She first debuted at the Opéra- Comique in Paris, in 1893 in L’Attaque du Moulin. She was associated for a time with Greco-Armenian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff. She was the friend and possibly the lover of fellow Gurdjieff student, Margaret Anderson. She was also a friend of Jean Cocteau. Originally slated to perform as Mélisande in Maurice Maeterlinck and Claude Debussy’s Symbolist opera Pelléas et Mélisande, she was replaced by Mary Garden. This angered Maeterlinck, who was also her lover. Leblanc authored several works, including two volumes of autobiography, as well as children’s books and travelogues. Her works include: The Choice of Life (1904) and The Children’s Blue Bird (1913). read more

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Eva March Tappan (1854-1930) was the American author of: Old Ballads in Prose (1901), In the Days of Queen Elizabeth (1902), In th...e Days of Queen Victoria (1903), Golden Goose (1905), Stories from Seven Old Favorites (1907), When Knights Were Bold (1911), Diggers in the Earth (1916), Ella: A Little Schoolgirl of the Sixties (1923), The Good Dog Book (1924) and American History Stories for Very Young Readers (1924). She also selected and edited a 10 volume series of classic children’s stories entitled The Children’s Hour (1907). read more

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Includes chapters on The Play-Book in England, Newbery's Books in America, Patriotic Printers and the American Newbery, The Child ...and his Book at the End of the Eighteenth Century, Toy-Books in the early Nineteenth Century and American Writers and English Critics. Full of illustrations and images of books. read more

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American boys' fiction under pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom Swift series, Nancy Drew mysteries, the ...Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and many others. read more

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Wilmer Mateo Ely was the American author of The Boy Chums' series which consists of eight volumes published between 1905 and 1916.... The Boy Chums' series includes: The Boy Chums on Indian River; or, The Boy Partners of the Schooner "Orphan" (1905), The Boy Chums on Haunted Island; or, Hunting for Pearls in the Bahama Islands (1909), The Boy Chums in the Forest; or, Hunting for Plume Birds in the Florida Everglades (1910), The Boy Chums' Perilous Cruise; or, Searching for Wreckage on the Florida Coast (1911), The Boy Chums in the Gulf of Mexico; or, On a Dangerous Cruise With the Greek Spongers (1913), The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters; or, The Perils and Dangers of the Fishing Fleet (1914), The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle; or, Charlie West and Walter Hazard With the Seminole Indians (1915) and The Boy Chums in Mystery Land; or, Charlie West and Walter Hazard Among the Mexicans (1916). read more

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Arthur Scott Bailey (1877-1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey attended St. Albans Academy and graduated i...n 1896, in a class of only eleven other students. He then went on to the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, where he became involved in a fraternal organization, Sigma Phi. However, he left UVM in 1901 and transferred to Harvard, where he earned his bachelor's degree. In 1904 he travelled to New York City and became an editor for various publishers. Which publishers these were is unknown, with the exception of the Macaulay Company, where he was working in early 1915. Among his most famous works are: Sleepy-Time Tales: The Tale of Frisky Squirrel (1915), Sleepy-Time Tales: The Tale of Peter Mink (1916), Tuck-me-in Tales: The Tale of Jasper Jay (1917), Tuck-me-in Tales: The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (1918), Slumber-Town Tales: The Tale of Henrietta Hen (1921) and Slumber-Town Tales: The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot (1921). read more

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Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874-1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories featuring the wildlife of his native sta...te. He was born in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His first book was Old Mother West Wind (1910). Following its success, he wrote a syndicated daily newspaper column, Bedtime Stories (illustrated by Harrison Cady), which appeared without interruption from 1912 to 1960. His output comprises over 15,000 stories collected in over 170 books. Among his works are: Mother West Wind's Children (1911), The Adventures of Reddy Fox (1913), The Adventures of Johnny Chuck (1913), The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (1914), The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (1914), The Adventures of Grandfather Frog (1915), Mother West Wind "Why" Stories (1915), The Adventures of Prickly Porky (1916), The Adventures of Paddy Beaver (1917), Mother West Wind "Where" Stories (1918), The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk (1918), Happy Jack (1918), Mrs. Peter Rabbit (1919), The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (1920), Bowser the Hound (1920), and Blacky the Crow (1922). read more

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Katharine Pyle (1863-1938) was the American author of: The Wonder Clock (with Howard Pyle) (1888), The Counterpane Fairy (1898), T...he Christmas Angel (1900), Careless Jane and Other Tales (1902), Once Upon a Time in Delaware (1911), Tales of Folk and Fairies (1919), Tales of Wonder and Magic (1920), The Black- Eyed Puppy (1923), Tales From Greek Mythology (1928) and Charlemagne and His Knights (1932). read more

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Large Format for easy reading. From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, one of the most popular books ever written in American chil...dren's literature. read more

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Clarence Young was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for several series of books for boys, the most well-known b...eing the Motor Boys series. The pseudonym was used for the Jack Ranger series (6 volumes, 1907-1911), the Motor Boys series (22 volumes, 1906-1924), and the Racer Boys series (6 volumes, 1912-1914). The pseudonym was also used by Stratemeyer for a few football stories published in turn of the century boys magazines. read more

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Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He... now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation as one of the ablest and most versatile writers of the day. Lang was one of the founders of the study of "Psychical Research," and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religion (1901) and The Secret of the Totem (1905). He was a Homeric scholar of conservative views. Other works include Homer and the Epic (1893); a prose translation of The Homeric Hymns (1899), with literary and mythological essays in which he draws parallels between Greek myths and other mythologies; and Homer and his Age (1906). He also wrote Ballades in Blue China (1880) and Rhymes à la Mode (1884). Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. read more

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Sarah Schoonmaker T. Baker (1824-1906) who also wrote under the pseudonyms C. E. Bowden and Aunt Friendly, was the author of: Timi...d Lucy (1851), Heart and Hand (c1855), The Babes in the Basket; or, Daph and her Charge (1859), Hatty and Marcus; or, First Steps in the Better Path (1859), Golden Links (1867), Aunt Friendly's Nursery Keepsake (1870), The Swedish Twins: A Tale for the Young (1878), The Fisherman's Grandchildren: A Story of Swedish Life (1884), The Boy Friend; or, All Can Help (1885), Joe's Partner (1885), The Little Musicians (1885), Little Tora: The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories (1898), My Little Geography (? ), Kate Darly; or, 'It will All Come Right (? ) and Aunt Friendly's Picture Book (1880). read more

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Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936) was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States. He studied at Duff School, the... University of Calcutta, in India, Tokyo University in Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in the U. S. In 1910 Dhan Gopal's family sent him to Japan to study industrial machinery. Although he was initially fascinated with the positivistic spirit of industrialization, later he became disillusioned by the assembly line method of production. After a short stay in Japan, he boarded a ship for San Francisco, where he looked about for a way to support himself and pay for his college education, and soon lit upon writing. Financial constraints and his political radicalism made him move on to Stanford University, from where he earned a graduate degree in metaphysics in 1914. Around 1916 he wrote Rajani; or, Songs of the Night and Laila Majnu. In the 1920s, Mukerji moved to New York and began his most prolific period of writing. Amongst his other works are Sandhya: Songs of Twilight (1917), Kari the Elephant (1922) and Caste and Outcast (1923). read more

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William Cowper (1731-1800) was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. He was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most ...popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. His major works are: Olney Hymns (1779), in collaboration with John Newton, John Gilpin (1782), The Task (1785), and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (1791) (translations from the Greek). He suffered from periods of severe depression, and although he found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity, the source of his much-loved hymns, he often experienced doubt and fears that he was doomed to eternal damnation. However, his religious motivations and association with John Newton (who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace") led to much of the poetry for which he is best remembered in the popular mind. read more

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Arthur Scott Bailey (1877-1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey attended St. Albans Academy and graduated i...n 1896, in a class of only eleven other students. He then went on to the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, where he became involved in a fraternal organization, Sigma Phi. However, he left UVM in 1901 and transferred to Harvard, where he earned his bachelor's degree. In 1904 he travelled to New York City and became an editor for various publishers. Which publishers these were is unknown, with the exception of the Macaulay Company, where he was working in early 1915. Among his most famous works are: Sleepy-Time Tales: The Tale of Frisky Squirrel (1915), Sleepy-Time Tales: The Tale of Peter Mink (1916), Tuck-me-in Tales: The Tale of Jasper Jay (1917), Tuck-me-in Tales: The Tale of Buster Bumblebee (1918), Slumber-Town Tales: The Tale of Henrietta Hen (1921) and Slumber-Town Tales: The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot (1921). read more

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Thomas Clark Hinkle (1876-1949) was the American author of: Doctor Rabbit and Ki-yi Coyote (1918), Doctor Rabbit and Tom Wildcat (...1918), Doctor Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox (1919), Doctor Rabbit and Grumpy Bear (1919) and How to Eat: A Cure for "Nerves" (1921). read more

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Edmondo de Amicis (1846-1908) was an Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer. His bestknown book is the children...'s novel Cuore (or Heart). He fought in the battle of Custoza during the Third Independence War, a defeat of Savoy forces against the Austrian Empire; the spectacle left him disappointed, and contributed to his later decision to leave military life. In 1870, he joined the staff of the journal La Nazione in Rome, and his correspondence at the time later served as base for his travel writings: Spagna (1873), Olanda (1874), Ricordi di Londra (1874), Marocco (1876), Costantinopoli (1878), Ricordi di Parigi (1879). Heart was issued by Treves on October 17, 1886, the first day of school in Italy. Its success was immense: in a few months it was printed in 40 Italian editions and translated into tens of languages. His later works include: Sull'oceano (1889), dealing with the plight of Italian emigrants overseas, Il Romanzo di un Maestro (1890), Amore e Ginnastica (1892), Maestrina Degli Operai (1895), La Carrozza di Tutti (1899), L'Idioma Gentile (1905), and Nuovi Ritratti Letterari e Artistici (1908). read more

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James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In additio...n to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. He is best remembered for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of heroes for older students. Other works include: The Story of Roland (1883), A Story of the Golden Age (1887), Old Greek Stories (1895), Fifty Famous Stories Retold (1896), Four Great Americans (1897), Hero Tales (1904), Fifty Famous People (1912) and In My Youth (1914). read more

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“It is late afternoon in my Brazilian garden. The dazzling blue of sea and sky which characterises a tropical noonday has become s...ubdued and already roseate tints are beginning to prepare the glory of the sunset hour. A lizard crawls lazily up the whitewashed wall. The song of the sabie, that wonderful Brazilian thrush, sounds from the royal palm tree. The air is heavy with the perfume of the orange blossom. There is no long twilight in the tropics. Night will leap down suddenly upon my Brazilian garden from out of the glory of the sunset sky. ” read more

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Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist. Born in Liverpool, he was part of the Arts and Crafts movement. He produced painti...ngs, illustrations, children's books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts. In 1862 his picture The Lady of Shalott was exhibited at the Royal Academy, but the Academy steadily refused his maturer work; and after the opening of the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877 he ceased to send pictures to Burlington House. In 1864 he began to illustrate a series of sixpenny toy-books of nursery rhymes in three colours for Edmund Evans. He was allowed more freedom in a series beginning with The Frog Prince (1874) which showed markedly the influence of Japanese art, and of a long visit to Italy following his marriage in 1871. From the early 1880s, Crane was closely associated with the Socialist movement. He provided the weekly cartoons for the Socialist Organs Justice, The Commonweal and The Clarion. One of his last major works would be his Lunettes at the Royal West of England Academy which were painted in 1913. read more

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Susan Coolidge (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did (1872). The fictional Carr fa...mily was modelled after the author's own, with Katy Carr inspired by Susan (Sarah) herself, and the brothers and sisters modelled on Coolidge's Woolsey siblings. Two sequels follow Katy as she grows up: What Katy Did at School (1873) and What Katy Did Next (1886). Two further sequels were also published: Clover (1888) and In the High Valley (1890). read more

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Hannah Jane Locker nee Lampson (1830-1915) was a children's writer. She was the only daughter of Sir Curtis Miranda Lampson, Bart...., of Rowfant, Sussex. In 1874 she married Frederick Locker (1821-1895), an English man of letters and poet who in 1885 took his wife's surname and they became Mr and Mrs Locker-Lampson. Her works include Shaw's Farm (1880) and What the Blackbird Said: A Story in Four Chirps (1881). read more

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Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), who also wrote under the pseudonym An Old Boy, was an English lawyer and author. He was elected to Parl...iament as a Liberal for Lambeth (1865-1868), and for Frome (1868-1874). An avid social reformer, he became interested in the Christian socialism movement led by Frederick Maurice, which he had joined in 1848. In 1880 he founded a settlement in America - Rugby, Tennessee - which was designed as an experiment in utopian living for second sons of the English gentry, although this later proved largely unsuccessful. While his original intent was unsuccessful, Rugby still exists and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently pursuing National Landmark status. Hughes is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861). He also wrote The Scouring of the White Horse (1859), Religio Laici (1868), Life of Alfred the Great (1869) and Memoir of a Brother (1873). read more

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American boys' fiction under pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom Swift series, Nancy Drew mysteries, the ...Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and many others. read more

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Nathaniel Gould (1857-1919), always known as Nat Gould, was a British novelist. In 1877, in reply to an advertisement, he was give...n a position on the Newark Advertiser and obtained on it a good all-round knowledge of press work. In 1884 sailed for Australia, where he became a reporter on the Brisbane Telegraph. In 1886 he went to Sydney and worked on the Referee, Sunday Times and Evening News. Then followed 18 months at Bathurst as editor of the Bathurst Times during which he wrote his first novel, With the Tide. Back in England, Gould began steadily writing fiction. Amongst his other works are Jockey Jack (1892), Only a Commoner (1895), Town and Bush: Stray Notes on Australia (1896), A Lad of Mettle (1897), Breaking the Record (1916), The Rider in Khaki (1917) and The Sweep Winner (1920). read more

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Most English (as well as German... and French) sources use the name "Hans Christian Andersen", but in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia he is usually referred to as merely "H. C. Andersen. " During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed as having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in "millions of copies all over the world". In 1829, Andersen enjoyed a considerable success with a short story entitled A Journey on Foot from Holmen's Canal to the East Point of Amager. During the same season, he published both a farce and a collection of poems. Among his best-known stories are: The Emperor's New Clothes (1837), The Snow Queen (1844), The Ugly Duckling (1844) and The Little Mermaid (1848). read more

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Amy Steedman was a British author of books for children at the beginning of the twentiethcentury. Her works include: In God’s Ga...rden (c. 1905), Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters (1907), Stories from the Arabian Knights (1907), Nursery Tales Told to the Children (1908), Legends and Stories of Italy (1909), Stories of the Painters (1910), Our Island Saints (1912), The Madonna of the Goldfinch (1918), The Nursery Book of Bible Stories (c. 1920), Wild Animals (1926), When They Were Children (1926), and David the Shepherd Boy (c. 1926). read more