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Blue Bird for Children

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One of the strongest pieces of imaginative writing for children that the past decade has produced and one of the most delicate and beautiful of all times, is "The Blue Bird," by Maurice Maeterlinck, written as a play, and very successfully produced on the stage.

Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck), has rendered this play in story form for children, under the title "The Children's Blue Bird," and in this form it has now been carefully edited and arranged for schools.

On the night of Christmas a boy and a girl, Tyltil and Mytil, are visited by Fairy Berilyuna. Fairy's granddaughter is sick and can only be saved by the Blue Bird. Thanks to the Fairy's magic gift children have the opportunity to see the soul of things. Inanimate objects Clocks, Fire, Water, Bread, Sugar, Milk transformed into beings with their own character. Together, they set off on a dangerous journey for the fabulous Blue Bird. (F.O. Perkins, A.T. de Mattos, ShiNeko, Wikipedia)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistencies in spelling e.g. color/colour, neighbor/neighbour have been left as in the original.

[Illustration: The Land of Memory]

THE · BLUE · BIRD [Illustration: Bluebird] FOR CHILDREN [Illustration: Bluebird]

THE · WONDERFUL · ADVENTURES OF · TYLTYL · AND · MYTYL · IN SEARCH · OF · HAPPINESS

BY GEORGETTE LEBLANC [MADAME MAURICE MAETERLINCK]

EDITED AND ARRANGED FOR SCHOOLS BY FREDERICK ORVILLE PERKINS

TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS

[Illustration: Publisher Logo]

SILVER · BURDETT & COMPANY BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · ATLANTA DALLAS · SAN FRANCISCO

COPYRIGHT, 1913 BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1913 BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1914 BY SILVER, BURDETT & COMPANY

This School Edition of The Blue Bird for Children is affectionately dedicated to the School Children of America

Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck)

To The Teacher

"The Blue Bird, inhabitant of the Pays Bleu , the fabulous blue country of our dreams is an ancient symbol in the folk lore of Lorraine and stands for happiness... Continue reading book >>


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