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Every year George and the man with the yellow hat attend the pancake breakfast to benefit the children's hospital. Always curious,... George finds his way to the pancake table and into some sticky and sweet monkey mischief. For little readers who love... read more
Bee Attitude: A Positive Motivational Book for Kids [Hardcover] [Apr 26, 2011...
The second edition of this popular collection holds 18 bedtime-themed stories, all of them new from the previous edition. Every st...ory is painted in the latest, freshest Princess art style. Full color. read more
Best Stories to Tell to Children (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
How to Tell Stories to Children and Some Stories to Tell (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Three Stories for Children (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Mary Esther MacGregor nee Miller (1874-1961) was a Canadian author, who also wrote under the pseudonym Marian Keith. Born in Canad...a, she taught Sunday School and in 1909 married a Presbyterian minister. Some of her first stories were published in the Westminster Magazine. Her works include: Duncan Polite: The Watchman of Glenoro (1905), The Story of Saint Christopher (1905), Stories from Dante (1906), The Silver Maple: A Story of Upper Canada (1906), Stories of King Arthur's Knights (1907), The Netherlands (1907), Treasure Valley (1908), Stories of the Vikings (1908), Stories of Siegfried (1909), The Pilgrim's Progress (1910), 'Lizbeth of the Dale (1910), The Story of France (1911), The Story of Rome (1912), The Black Bearded Barbarian (1912), The Story of Greece (1914), The Pot O' Gold: At the End of the Rainbow (1914), Happy Heart Comes to Canada (1914), Little Miss Melody (1921), The Bells of St Stephen's (1922), A Gentleman Adventurer (1924), Under the Grey Olives (1927), Shining Towers (1935) and As A Watered Garden (1947). read more
Amy Steedman was a British author of books for children at the beginning of the twentiethcentury. Her works include: In Godâ€™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
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 OpÃ©ra- Comique in Paris, in 1893 in Lâ€™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 MÃ©lisande in Maurice Maeterlinck and Claude Debussyâ€™s Symbolist opera PellÃ©as et MÃ©lisande, 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 childrenâ€™s books and travelogues. Her works include: The Choice of Life (1904) and The Childrenâ€™s Blue Bird (1913). read more
Geraldine Edith Mitton, Lady Scott (c1880-1955) was an English novelist and biographer. She was the third wife of the colonial adm...inistrator Sir George Scott. She collaborated with him on several novels set in Burma, and wrote his biography. She authored several titles in The Fascination of London series including: Chelsea (1902), Westminster (1902) (with Sir Walter Besant, Mrs. A. Murray Smith ), Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney (with J. C. Geikie) (1902), Mayfair, Belgravia and Bayswater (with others) (1903), Holborn and Bloomsbury (with Walter Besant) (1903), Kensington (1903) and Hampstead and Marylebone (c1903). Her other works include: The Children's Book of London (1903), Jane Austen and Her Times (1905), The Glory of London (1918) and The Life Story of an Elephant (Shway Yoe) (1930). read more
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
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 childrenâ€™s stories entitled The Childrenâ€™s Hour (1907). read more
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
"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
One of a series of children's books by the American author and creator of the character Uncle Wiggily Longears, an engaging elderl...y rabbit. By virtue of his accessible characters and engaging plots, Garis was the one of the most influential children's authors of his day. Many of his books, especially the Uncle Wiggily books, are still widely read. read more
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
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
Husband and wife, Ernest Cobb (1877-1964) and Bertha Browning Cobb (1867-1951), were American children's book authors. They founde...d the Arlo Publishing Company, through which many of their works were published. Together they wrote: The Busy Builder's Book (1912), Arlo (1915), Clematis (1917), Anita: A Story of the Rocky Mountains (1920), Pathways of European Peoples (1922), Allspice: The Adventures of Daddy Fox, Ginger Bear, The Miller and The Miller's Wife (1924), Who Knows? A Book of Puzzle Stories with New Verses for Dramatic Reading (1924), Dan's Boy (1926), Pennie (1927), Andre (1930), One Foot on the Ground: A Plea for Common-Sense Education (1932), Robin (1934), Hand in Hand With Father Time (? ) and Adam Lee (1938). With their daughter Madeline W. Cobb they wrote The Mind's Eye: Life and Learning Through the Mental Picture (1941) and An American Eagle: The Story of Benjamin Franklin (1944). read more
Wonder Stories Told for Children (Dodo Press)
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
George Manville Fenn (1831-1909) was a British writer. He worked as a teacher in Lincolnshire, until he became printer, editor and... publisher of various magazines. He had eight children with his wife Susanna Leake, whom he had married in 1855. Most of his works are adventure stories for young readers, featuring Explorers, Smugglers, young Adventurers and Seamen. His adult novels offer critical social commentary on Victorian England, especially reconsidering economic questions. His works include: Hollowdell Grange (1866), Featherland (1866), Christmas Penny Readings (1867), The Blue Dragoons (1875), A Little World (1877), Begumbagh (1879), Bunyip Land (1880), My Patients (1883), The Golden Magnet (1884), The Chaplain's Craze (1886), Quicksilver (1888), Lady Maude's Mania (1890), The Weathercock (1892), Real Gold (1894), The Queen's Scarlet (1895), The Black Tor (1896), A Woman Worth Winning (1898), Draw Swords! (1898), A Crimson Crime (1899), The King's Sons (1900), Fitz the Filibuster (1903) and others. read more
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
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
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905) was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. She was born in ...Cleveland, Ohio and spent much of her childhood in New Haven Connecticut. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War (1861-1865), after which she started to write. Woolsey never married, and resided at her family home in Newport, R.I., until her death. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did (1872). The fictional Carr family 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
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 Langâ€™s Nursery Rhyme Book (1897) established his reputation as a leading childrenâ€™s book illustrator of pen-andink line drawings and watercolors. His works include: Johnny Crowâ€™s Garden: A Picture Book (1903), The Golden Goose Book (1904), The Three Little Pigs (1904), Tom Thumb (1904), Johnny Crowâ€™s Party: Another Picture Book (1907), Ring Oâ€™ Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book (1922), Johnny Crowâ€™s New Garden (1935) and Little Bo-Peep (? ). read more