Synopses & Reviews
Containing stories from National Review's private collection of St. Nicholas Magazine volumes (spanning the period from 1874 through the 1930s), this beautifully crafted and lavishly illustrated book includes some of the most entertaining, touching, and wholesome children's stories that have ever graced paper. The National Review Treasury of Classic Children's Literature brings back over forty literary gems--many long forgotten. Now, in the light of a new generation, they are as radiant, if not more radiant, than they were when first published. It will take the family who owns it on an exciting voyage, back to the Golden Era of children's literature--a more innocent time when the famous St. Nicholas Magazine offered the youth of America a monthly cornucopia of wonderful stories, tales, fables, and adventures, written by the literary giants of the time. An unsurpassed compilation of wonderful children's stories by great writers--or in the opinion of many, the greatest writers--this is a volume that can be counted on to provide youngsters and teens with superlative prose and poetry that entertain and, more importantly, promote and instill those values and lessons increasingly needed in our current culture.
The book collects stories such writers as Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll and Louisa May Alcott.
Table of Contents
The Brownies' friendly turn / Palmer Cox -- Tabby's table-cloth / Louisa May Alcott -- Onawandah / Louisa May Alcott -- The Happychaps / Carolyn Wells -- The Proud little grain of wheat / Frances Hodgson Burnett -- The Spring cleaning / Frances odgson Burnett -- The Story of Prince Fairyfood / Frances Hodgson Burnett -- The Judge and the cur / Temple Bailey -- Casperl / Henry Culyer Bunner -- In Yeddo Bay / Jack London -- To repel boarders / Jack London -- The Voyage of the Northern Light / John Townsend Trowbridge -- Noll and Antoonje / Mrs. Ernest Atkins -- Between sea and sky / Hjalmar H. Boyesen -- The Brownies and the spinning-wheel / Palmer Cox -- Sir Marrok / Allen French -- The Happychaps / Carolyn Wells -- Bruno's revenge / Lewis Carroll -- The Three fortunes / Howard Pyle -- The Soldiering of Beniah Stidham / Howard Pyle -- Baby Sylvester / Bret Harte -- The Magic clocks / Helen Hunt Jackson -- Ben's sister / Maria L. Pool -- Tom Sawyer abroad / Mark Twain -- The Brownies and the bees / Palmer Cox -- Juggerjook / L. Frank Baum -- A Race with an avalanche / Fanny Hyde Merrill -- In a ring of fire / F.H. Kellogg -- Sweet Majoram Day / Frank R. Stockton -- Rikki-tikki-tavi / Rudyard Kipling -- Mowgli's brothers / Rudyard Kipling -- Tiger! Tiger! / Rudyard Kipling -- The Happychaps / Carolyn Wells -- The First of the rattlesnakes / Charles F. Lummis -- The Ants that pushed on the sky / Charles F. Lummis -- Danny and the "Major" / Gertrude P. Greble -- Tommy and the meadow mice / Thornton W. Burgess -- Why Tommy became a friend of red squirrels / Thornton W. Burgess -- Count Geoffrey's crest / Caroline K. Herrick -- The King's castle in no man's land / Frank M. Bicknell -- Hop wing and the missing treasure / Frank M. Bicknell -- Jack Dillowya's scheme / Jefferson Lee Harbour -- The temptation of Wilfred Malachey / William F. Buckley Jr. -- The Brownies' good work / Palmer Cox.