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The Children's Portion by R. W. Shoppell is a remarkable collection of stories aimed at young readers. As an edited compilation, this book offers a diverse range of tales that will captivate and engage children of various ages.

One of the standout features of this book is its ability to transport readers into imaginative worlds. Each story is carefully crafted, with vivid descriptions and well-developed characters that truly come to life on the page. From enchanted forests to far-off galaxies, the author's creativity knows no bounds. This allows young readers to expand their horizons and explore the limitless possibilities of their imagination.

Another aspect that sets The Children's Portion apart is its ability to teach valuable lessons in an entertaining manner. Through fun and engaging narratives, children are presented with moral dilemmas and scenarios that encourage critical thinking and compassion. This book successfully weaves important messages into the fabric of the stories, subtly imparting wisdom without feeling forced or didactic.

Furthermore, the book's diversity is truly commendable. The stories feature characters from different backgrounds and cultures, fostering inclusivity and promoting a sense of unity among young readers. This representation is crucial in nurturing empathy and understanding among children, and The Children's Portion excels in this regard.

However, it is worth noting that due to the nature of an edited collection, the tone and writing style of each story may vary. Some tales may resonate more with certain readers than others, as personal preferences play a role in their enjoyment. Nevertheless, this shouldn't deter from the overall value of the book. The assortment of stories ensures that every child will find something that captures their interest and leaves a lasting impact.

In conclusion, The Children's Portion is a delightful book that combines lively storytelling with important life lessons. R. W. Shoppell's curation of diverse stories creates a captivating world for young readers to explore, encouraging both imagination and empathy. Whether read aloud or independently, this book is sure to captivate children and instill a love for reading and learning.

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Entertaining, Instructive, and Elevating Stories.

Selected and Edited by


Published by The Christian Herald, Louis Klopsch, Proprietor, Bible House, New York. Copyright 1895, By Louis Klopsch.


The Golden Age. Rev. Alexander McLeod, D. D. The Merchant of Venice. Mary Seymour The Afflicted Prince. Agnes Strickland "His Ludship." Barbara Yechton Pious Constance. Chaucer The Doctor's Revenge. ALOE The Woodcutter's Child. Grimm Brothers Show Your Colors. C. H. Mead Her Danger Signal A Knight's Dilemma. Chaucer "His Royal Highness." C. H. Mead Patient Griselda. Chaucer Let It Alone. Mary C. Bamford The Man Who Lost His Memory. Savinien Lapointe The Story of a Wedge. C. H. Mead Prince Edwin and His Page. Agnes Strickland Cissy's Amendment The Winter's Tale. Mary Seymour A Gracious Deed "Tom." C. H. Mead Steven Lawrence, American. Barbara Yechton






There was once, in Christendom, a little kingdom where the people were pious and simple hearted. In their simplicity they held for true many things at which people of great kingdoms smile... Continue reading book >>

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