There is a book that I have in my collection from 1917 called Twilight Tales for Little Folk. It’s such a sweet book! The illustration on the cover has Jack Horner sitting in a corner eating pie. He has a plum on his thumb and looks so very happy!
Perhaps he is so happy because the book he graces the cover of is so wonderful! When you open the book, the title page says “Children’s Bedtime Stories” (the word ‘book’ written in pencil) “In Three Parts”. It was put out by Whitman Publishing Company in Racine Wisconsin.
This book is in three parts, all written by Beryl Heflin Lightfoot. Part One is New Mother Goose Stories. Part Two is Mother Hubbard’s House Party, and Part Three is Mother Goose and the Golden Eggs. We will be dealing with Part Two, Mother Hubbard’s House Party.
This is because it is a Christmas story. Mother Hubbard has a Christmas party. Oh, how delightful that sounds! This story has six parts, so this will be a six part blog series for the last six days leading up to Christmas. Oh my, that’s a lot of sixes!
Are you excited? I am!
And I can’t wait to write it all out for you to read! What a delightful story this is!