By: Bloomfield H. Moore (1824-1899)
|Frank and Fanny|
By: Zoe Meyer
|Followers of the Trail|
By: Edith [Editor] Carrington
|Dick and His Cat and Other Tales|
By: J. J. Grandville (1803-1847)
By: Caroline Hadley
|Woodside or, Look, Listen, and Learn.|
By: Jacky Dandy
|Jacky Dandy's Delight|
Poems Every Child Should Know
A treasure trove of more than two hundred poems, this gem of an anthology compiled by Mary E Burt is indeed a most valuable set of poems to read or listen to. Published in 1904, Poems Every Child Should Know contains some well-loved verses like Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Lewis Carroll's delightful parody Father William, Felicia Hemans' deeply-moving Casablanca and other favorites. It also has lesser-known but equally beautiful pieces like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Arrow and The Song, Robert Browning's The Incident of the French Camp, Eugene Field's nonsense lyrics Wynken, Blynken and Nod and a host of other wonderful verses...
By: Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916)
English Fairy Tales
Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children's literature for centuries...
Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Cat Tales
The Lords of the Housetops reveals the cat through the creative lenses of 13 authors. Consequently, this carefully chosen collection of stories is as complex, charismatic and clever as a cat.
By: Colette (1873-1954)
Barks and Purrs
Barks and Purrs is a collection of seven episodes in the lives of Toby-Dog, a French Bulldog, and Kiki-the-Demure, a Maltese cat, living in a comfortable household. The episodes cover a hot afternoon, a train ride, and what happened when dinner was late or their mistress was ill. We hear about the first fire in autumn, a heavy storm, and about a visitor in the household.Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette-Willy was throughout her life a controversial French novelist. She published around 50 novels; the best known is “Gigi”.
By: George W. Bateman
If you have read any accounts of adventure in Africa, you will know that travelers never mention animals of any kind that are gifted with the faculty of speech, or gazelles that are overseers for native princes, or hares that eat flesh. No, indeed; only the native-born know of these; and, judging by the immense and rapid strides civilization is making in those parts, it will not be long before such wonderful specimens of zoölogy will be as extinct as the ichthyosaurus, dinornis, and other poor creatures who never dreamed of the awful names that would be applied to them when they were too long dead to show their resentment...
|The Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg Second Edition|
|Chatterbox Stories of Natural History|
|The Tiny Picture Book|
|The Fox and the Geese; and The Wonderful History of Henny-Penny|
|Anecdotes of Animals|
|Kindness to Animals Or, The Sin of Cruelty Exposed and Rebuked|
|Phebe, the Blackberry Girl Uncle Thomas's Stories for Good Children|
|Paulina and her Pets|
|Carlo or Kindness Rewarded|
|Surprising Stories about the Mouse and Her Sons, and the Funny Pigs. With Laughable Colored Engravings|
|Life and Adventures of Mr. Pig and Miss Crane A Nursery Tale|
|The Quadrupeds' Pic-Nic|
By: Sergey Nikolov
The Legend of the Black Sea
A story which shows that strength of character, and belief in the good in everything is above all else The old fisherman had a good dog, Boley, and an evil black cat, Sershina. "Master, this cat will be our undoing! Let's drive her away! Black cat, evil cat!" yelped Boley "Don't say that! You'll see that Serzhina will change and become good!" answered the old fisherman... Excerpt: There once lived an old man on the shore of a beautiful sea. All day he wove nets and caught fish. There were so many that the old fisherman shared them with his animals...