Here is a story of a little girl and her cat that got Lost in the Grove Lucy Lee was a little girl not three years old. She lives with her mother, in a small white house not far from a grove of oak-trees. Lucy had a black kitten, whose name was Fun. This kitten … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 14 : Lost in the Grove and Love is the Best Force
This story is special. It’s not only special because it is sweet, and about the innocence of good children, or that a tiny kindness can do so much. It’s not just special because it is seasonal, (it takes place during Christmas) although I LOVE old children’s stories about Christmas. It’s special because I didn’t have … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 12: The Great Secret and Who is the Thief?
Today’s first story is a teaching story. It tells a story of two men who encountered a bear. It’s kind of humorous. The Two Travellers “Did you ever see a bear? Do not all speak at once, but let those boys and girls who have seen a bear all hold up their hands.” This is … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 7 – The Two Travellers and Brownie’s Kittens
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