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Mother Stories

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"I have endeavored to write, for mothers and dear little children, a few simple stories, embodying some of the truths of Froebel's Mother Play...Most of these stories have been told and retold to little children, and are surrounded, in my eyes, by a halo of listening faces" from the Preface to Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay

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MOTHER STORIES

BY

MAUD LINDSAY

ILLUSTRATED by SARAH NOBLE IVES

" Mother, a story told at the right time Is a looking glass for the mind ." FROEBEL.

TWENTY EIGHTH EDITION

MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY SPRINGFIELD MASS. 1928

=Bradley Quality Books= PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DEDICATED to MY MOTHER

PREFACE

I have endeavored to write, for mothers and dear little children, a few simple stories, embodying some of the truths of Froebel's Mother Play.

The Mother Play is such a vast treasure house of Truth, that each one who seeks among its stores may bring to light some gem; and though, perhaps, I have missed its diamonds and rubies, I trust my string of pearls may find acceptance with some mother who is trying to live with her children.

I have written my own mottoes, with a few exceptions, that I might emphasize the particular lesson which I endeavor to teach in the story; for every motto in the Mother Play comprehends so much that it is impossible to use the whole for a single subject. From "The Bridge" for instance, which is replete with lessons, I have taken only one, for the story of the "Little Traveler... Continue reading book >>


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