Chapter III Choosing the Christmas Tree Wednesday morning dawned bright and sparkling. During the night, drifts of white snow had piled high against the house and barn. “We will have to wear leggings and overshoes when we go out today,” said Mother Hubbard to the boys and girls after breakfast, “for we are going to … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party Chapter III
Chapter II Ten Little Guests Mother Hubbard paused in front of the great long looking-glass in the hall and gave a last pat to the soft curls that framed her kindly old face. Then she straightened her crisp white apron, and, taking a plaid shawl from a hook on the wall, wrapped it carefully around … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party Chapter II
Mother Hubbard’s House Party CHAPTER I WRITING THE INVITATIONS “Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding,” chimed the old clock on the mantel above the fireplace. “My, my,” said Mother Hubbard to her dog, “here it is six o’clock and tea time and the kettle not on yet! How this afternoon has flown!” The little old … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party Chapter I
I am having christmas fever recently, specifically Cinnamon Bear fever. I simply can’t wait for the time when we will be talking about Paddy O’Cinnamon and the twins Jimmy and Judy Barton. November, hurry up! “It’s summer still!” I hear you cry. “Don’t rush it!” And I suppose that perhaps you are right. The sooner … Continue reading I'm the Cinnamon Bear With the Shoebutton Eyes…
I had such “Joyous Times” transcribing the stories in Joyous Times that I’m going to continue with another book. It is Our Darlings, that I found in a wonderful antique book store in York, England, while on my tour of England, Scotland, and Wales in 2010. I’m going to post the an image of each page, … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference
I have an antique book called Joyous Times. It is a children’s book full of poems and stories (and pictures! ) for Victorian era children to enjoy. It was printed and bound by M. A. Donohue at 407-429 Dearborn Street, Chicago. It was published very early 1900s (probably 1904) because the inscription says in pencil ‘Charles E. Roach from … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper
May 1st is May Day, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, games, and cake. Supposedly, children would do a ‘ribbon dance’ around a maypole, weaving ribbons of various colors to create a sort of braid. I wonder if they still do this? I have only heard about it in poems! Spring is my favorite season. … Continue reading May Day is Here!