Sunday, September 26, 2010

Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither/Google Books

Title Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither
Author Olive Thorne Miller
Illustrated by Hildibrand, A. Mesnel, Ecosse
Publisher E. P. Dutton & Company, 1880
Length 357 pages
Overview

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life Histories of American Insects/Google Books

Title Life Histories of American Insects
Author Clarence Moores Weed
Publisher The Macmillan company, 1897
Length 272 pages
Overview

Grasshopper Green's Garden: A Nature Reader for Elementary Schools

Title Grasshopper Green's Garden: the story of some wonderful little lives : a nature reader for elementary schools
Author Julia Augusta Schwartz
Publisher Little, Brown, and Co., 1909
Length 197 pages
Overview

The Golden Ladder Book(Third Grade Reader)/Google Books

"This particular book, designed for pupils approximately of the third grade, embodies all the fundamental features of the Series. It deals with the virtues and vices peculiar to children of this age. The material has been prepared with the utmost care. Very naturally in a Reader for pupils of this grade the personal, home, and school virtues are especially emphasized rather than those of a broader social life, which belong to a later period of the child's unfolding...."

Title The Golden Ladder Book: A School Reader

Authors Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens
Publisher Macmillan, 1913
Length 264 pages
Overview

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints/Google Books

Title Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints: with reflections for every day in the year : compiled from "Butler's Lives" and other approved sources : to which are added lives of the American saints : placed on the calendar for the United States by special petition of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore
Editor John Gilmary Shea
Publisher Benziger, 1894
Length 625 pages
Overview

Something New at Google Books - Public Domain Books in Print

You can now request printed copies in paperback of your favorite public domain online books at Google Books. Look for the "QOOP" link on the right panel under the "Get This Book" heading on all "Overview" pages. Prices seem fairly low. This is an opportunity to have access to new paperback versions of books not currently in commercial reprint, or if they are in reprint, at a reduced cost.

Example:
Get this book
AbeBooks
Alibris
QOOP (look for this)
Amazon
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Children of Ancient Rome/Google Books

Title Children of Ancient Rome
Author Louise Lamprey
Publisher Little, Brown, and Company, 1922
Length 262 pages
Overview

Friday, September 17, 2010

Child's History of Rome, to Octavius Caesar, surnamed Augustus, and the Birth of Jesus Christ/Google Books

Title Child's history of Rome, to Octavius C├Žsar, surnamed Augustus, and the birth of Jesus Christ: The conquests of the seven hills
Author Caroline Hyde Butler Laing
Publisher H.T. Coates & co., 1875
Overview

Romulus/Google Books

Title Romulus
Author Jacob Abbott
Publisher Harper, 1901
Length 310 pages
Overview

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Child's Zoological Garden/Google Books

Title The Child's Zoological Garden
Published 1881
Pages 262
Overview

Formal and indepth. Written for older children, or as a read aloud.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Ice King, and the Sweet South Wind/Google Books

Fanciful stories for young children which teach morals.

Title: The Ice King, and the Sweet South Wind
Author: Caroline Hyde Butler Laing
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1853
Length 176 pages
Overview

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Writing in English: a Modern School Composition/Google Books

Title Writing in English: a modern school composition
Maxwell's English series
Authors William Henry Maxwell, George James Smith
Publisher American Book Co., 1900
Length 269 pages
Overview

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Will Shakespeare's Little Lad/Google Books

Title: Will Shakespeare's Little Lad
Author: Imogen Clark
Publisher: C. Scribner's sons, 1897
Length: 306 pages
Overview

1914 Review:
In view of the coming celebration in the public schools of New York City on April twenty-third of the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, attention is directed afresh to Miss Imogen Clark's book, "Will Shakespeare's Little Lad."* sic[Three] children were born to William Shakespeare and his wife, sic[two] of whom were girls. The one boy, Hamnet, was born in 1583, and died when he was thirteen. Around the figure of this youth Miss Clark wove a story which by reason of its historical atmosphere, its imaginative skill, and its tenderness of feeling has appealed with uncommon force to not a few of the most famous Shakespearian scholars and interpreters of the time.
Thus the late Dr. Horace Howard Furness wrote to the author of the book, "Will Shakespeare's Little Lad":
"You have woven great romance about that little life, and seem to have retreated three hundred years in all your ways of thought and turns of expression, without losing those human instincts which are of no age but eternal."
The late Sir Henry Irving wrote:
"Although at first glance your story seems intended for juvenile readers, it is of interest and value to every admirer of the great poet because of the fidelity of the colour. The atmosphere of the day is reflected with rare charm, and the phraseology of the times is wonderfully depicted. The whole conception is exquisitely poetic, and there is beside a masterly delineation of character. I congratulate you heartily upon your work."
W. J. Rolfe wrote:
"The story is one that the young folks who are beginning to become acquainted with the poet will read with pleasure and profit, and children of larger growth will enjoy it as well. I take every opportunity to commend the book to my classes and everybody else."
Locke Richardson wrote of the story:
"It is a triumph of combined knowledge, imagination, and felicitous expression, and, moreover, is so illuminated with local colour and smacks so of the flavour of the time that it positively seems like a true story."
The late Dr. Robert Collyer wrote to the author:
"I have read your story of 'Will Shakespeare's Little Lad' once through and a half—the first half—and want to tell you of my great pleasure. It is a beautiful thing in conception and indeed done by the heart's sight which is the truest insight. He was a mere name, the little lad, evanescent as one of the fairies born of Shakespeare's imagination. Those who read the story will verify the lad in your portrait."