This little snippet is from Harvest Home, 1891. I kind of feel like I know these people who wrote this book, like I am one of the children they wrote it for! It gives me immense joy to read these interesting books. ORIGIN OF “YULE.” The ancient name (Yule) for Christmas is still used throughout … Continue reading Origin of “Yule.”
Often, these little story books were not just storybooks, but they taught the child something, too. This would include things I can only describe as ‘articles’, where they talked directly to the reader and taught about other countries, their customs, or just simply talk about a picture on the page. In these ‘articles’, they would … Continue reading Christmas Berries and Flowers
Whether you come from a place that snows in winter or not, you may be aware that winter and Christmas is often associated with snow. I thought it would be fun to include winter-and-Christmas-centered poems and stories this month. I even have some neat children’s songs coming up! The following cute stories and poems come … Continue reading Snow!
I recently went to a fantastic antique shop, and boy, did I have fun! Between two stores I found 9 antique children’s books. I’d like to talk about Harvest Home, second on the bottom. This beautiful book is from 1891, published by Worthington Co, 747 Broadway. Master Roy Harold Emmanuel Pearson, Galesburg Ill. is … Continue reading The Dogs’ Meeting