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The Gold of Chickaree   By: (1824-1915)

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The Gold of Chickaree by Anna Bartlett Warner is a captivating and heartwarming tale that takes readers on a journey into the picturesque town of Chickaree. Set against the backdrop of the quaint and idyllic countryside, readers are transported to a simpler time where friendship, loyalty, and determination shine through.

Warner's writing style is beautifully descriptive, vividly painting a portrait of the bustling town with its charming cottages and lush greenery. It is easy to get lost in the enchanting world she creates, where nature and its inhabitants take center stage. The author skillfully weaves together a story that effortlessly captures the essence of community and the importance of paying attention to the beauty that surrounds us.

The characters in The Gold of Chickaree are endearing and well-developed, each contributing their unique charm to the narrative. The two main characters, Martha and Mary, are delightful young girls whose friendship blossoms amidst the adventures they embark upon. Their personalities are relatable and their determination to fulfill their dreams is truly inspiring.

One of the most captivating aspects of the book is the way Warner infuses important life lessons throughout the story. The themes of perseverance, integrity, and the value of hard work are seamlessly integrated into the narrative, making it not only an enjoyable read but also a valuable teaching tool for young readers.

Although primarily aimed at a younger audience, The Gold of Chickaree has a universal appeal that can resonate with readers of all ages. It reminds us of the importance of appreciating the little things in life and the priceless treasure of friendship. Warner's ability to capture the essence of childhood innocence and curiosity in her writing is truly commendable.

Overall, The Gold of Chickaree is a beautifully crafted tale that will captivate readers from beginning to end. It is a book that will warm hearts with its timeless lessons and enchanting storytelling. Anna Bartlett Warner's masterpiece is a must-read for anyone seeking a heartwarming and uplifting story that celebrates the magic of friendship and the wonders of the natural world.

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Susan Warner, 1819 1885 & Anna Warner 1824 1915, The Gold of Chickaree (1876), Putnam's edition 1876

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The Gold of Chickaree seen by The Atlantic monthly , Volume 39, Issue 233, March 1877, pp. 370 371

"It is said to criticise The Gold of Chickaree , or stories like it, without making use of such violent methods as excite the scorn of those who criticise the critics. They say mere denunciation is of no service and should never be employed; as if there were not too many books already without truth or beauty, which cry aloud for some one to point out in print, as every one does in conversation, their utter worthlessness. The Gold of Chickaree is a continuation of Wych Hazel , and the two stories are as much alike as two halves of a slate pencil. Wych Hazel herself is rich and insufferably pert; her lover, Rollo, Dane, Duke, or Olaf, as he is called indifferently, is rich and in his ways 'masterful.' The earlier novel ends with the engagement of these two, and here is described their sudden marriage, which they forebore announcing even to their guests at dinner, who were unexpectedly delighted by witnessing this wedding later in the evening. This is a capital notion for entertaining company, and far superior to music, singing, or charades... Continue reading book >>

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