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In this story I have endeavored to take my young readers to one of our noblest rivers, and not only to make them share in the stirring experiences which are to be had on its waters, but also to make them feel something of the power of the wonderful history [...]Continue Reading →
For children who don’t quite understand epic poetry yet, here is a book that narrates eleven of Longfellow’s poems into a story form.
This would work well during a poet-study. It could be used alongside A Day With Longfellow. You could read the poem first and then compare it to the style of [...]Continue Reading →
In the course of the day the poet would devote considerable time and energy to his favourite exercise of garden work. To plant trees and shrubs, to roll the lawn, to dig the kitchen garden, and lovingly to tend the simple flowers which he had set, was his constant delight as long as his strength [...]Continue Reading →
When it was finished—it was built round Wendy as she lay on the ground—Peter knocked solemnly at the door, and Wendy opened it and came out, very pleased and happy. The Lost Boys knelt before her, and begged her to be their Mother, and tuck them in at night-time, and tell them stories [...]Continue Reading →
Considered by scholars to be a fine example of historical fiction, The Cloister And The Hearth is a story of the Middle Ages.
The story is a little complicated, and it involves several “touchy” subjects such as marriage and the priesthood of the Catholic church. For these reasons, [...]Continue Reading →
Dogs are a longtime favorite topic for children of all ages. Man’s best friend makes his appearance in many great works of literature, as well as rhymes and fun tales to delight the young and old.
There are quite a few public domain works that [...]Continue Reading →
I think I read somewhere that most modern kids don’t hear the nursery rhymes that were staples of past generations.
Ask a child today who Humpty Dumpty is and he might guess it is a new video game protagonist.
But some families love reading nursery rhymes with their kids. Classical [...]Continue Reading →
Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
You’ve seen productions of the tale on TV and in plays. [...]Continue Reading →