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Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe   By: (1823-1901)

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Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe written by Charlotte Mary Yonge is a charming and educational book that takes children on a fascinating journey around the world. The story follows the adventures of a curious and intelligent little girl named Lucy who receives a special gift from her father - a magical globe that can transport her to any country she desires.

Yonge's storytelling is impeccable, as she effortlessly weaves together fantasy and reality. The author's descriptions of the various countries that Lucy visits are vivid and captivating, transporting the reader alongside Lucy on her magical globe. From bustling cities to serene landscapes, Yonge brings each location to life with rich details and colorful imagery.

What sets this book apart from others in its genre is its educational and cultural value. As Lucy explores different countries, she encounters diverse cultures, traditions, and landmarks. Yonge seamlessly incorporates historical and geographical facts into the narrative, making learning about different parts of the world feel like a thrilling adventure. Children reading this book will not only be entertained but also gain a greater appreciation for the beauty of our planet and its inhabitants.

The character of Lucy is endearing and relatable, making her an excellent role model for young readers. Her curiosity, bravery, and thirst for knowledge are admirable qualities that encourage children to embrace their own sense of wonder and curiosity about the world. Lucy's transformation throughout the story, as she learns valuable lessons about friendship and the importance of understanding different cultures, is heartwarming and inspiring.

The writing style of Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe is suitable for a wide range of young readers. Yonge's prose is accessible and engaging, ensuring that even early readers will be able to enjoy the story. The chapters are short and easily digestible, making this book an ideal choice for bedtime or independent reading.

Overall, Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe is a delightful and educational book that will transport young readers on an exciting journey around the world. Charlotte Mary Yonge's masterful storytelling, coupled with the valuable life lessons embedded within the narrative, make this book a must-read for children of all ages. It is truly a gem in children's literature that deserves a special place on every child's bookshelf.

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by Charlotte M. Yonge

"Young fingers idly roll The mimic earth or trace In picture bright of blue and gold Each other circling chase" KEBLE


Chapter I. Mother Bunch.

Chapter II. Visitors from the South Seas.

Chapter III. Italy.

Chapter IV. Greenland.

Chapter V. Tyrol.

Chapter VI. Africa.

Chapter VII. Laplanders.

Chapter VIII. China.

Chapter IX. Kamschatka.

Chapter X. The Turk.

Chapter XI. Switzerland.

Chapter XII. The Cossack.

Chapter XIII. Spain.

Chapter XIV. Germany.

Chapter XV. Paris in the Siege.

Chapter XVI. The American Guest.

Chapter XVII. The Dream of all Nations.




There was once a wonderful fortnight in little Lucy's life. One evening she went to bed very tired and cross and hot, and in the morning when she looked at her arms and legs they were all covered with red spots, rather pretty to look at, only they were dry and prickly.

Nurse was frightened when she looked at them. She turned all the little sisters out of the night nursery, covered Lucy up close, and ordered her not to stir, certainly not to go into her bath. Then there was a whispering and a running about, and Lucy was half alarmed, but more pleased at being so important, for she did not feel at all ill, and quite enjoyed the tea and toast that Nurse brought up to her... Continue reading book >>

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