By: Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
|Winter Adventures of Three Boys|
By: Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)
Myths and Legends of the Great Plains
Myths and Legends of the Great Plains is a compendium of myths and legends from the Great Plains region of the US. It includes many short stories, and also quite a few songs and poems. Each tale is tagged with what culture it is from -
Myths And Legends Of California And The Old Southwest
"...The preparation of a volume of the quainter, purer myths, suitable for general reading, authentic, and with illustrations of the country portrayed, but with no pretensions to being a purely scientific piece of work.... This volume is intended for popular use." As with most mythologies or religions, these stories tell how the world came to be, how places and peoples got their names, how social customs and mores developed, adventures of the ancestors or gods, and much, much more.
By: Norman Lindsay (1879-1969)
The Magic Pudding
Bunyip Bluegum the koala sets out on his travels taking only a walking stick. At about lunchtime, feeling more than slightly peckish, he meets Bill Barnacle the sailor and Sam Sawnoff the penguin who are eating a pudding. The pudding is a magic one which, no matter how much you eat it, always reforms into a whole pudding again. He is called Albert, has thin arms and legs and is a bad-tempered, ill-mannered so-and-so into the bargain. His only pleasure is being eaten. The book is divided into four "slices" instead of chapters. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
|The Magic Pudding Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff|
By: Edith Brown Kirkwood (1875-1954)
|Animal Children The Friends of the Forest and the Plain|
By: Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1787-1860)
|True Stories about Dogs and Cats|
|What the Animals Do and Say|
By: James Johonnot (1823-1888)
|Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors For Young Folks|
By: Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868-1952)
Among the Farmyard People
A wonderful children's book filled with engaging stories about various farmyard animals. Each book ending with a moral which gently encourages children towards better behaviour and attitudes.
Among the Forest People
Another delightful children's book by Clara Dillingham Pierson about various forest animals - what they do, and what they are like. Each one also giving subtle moral and life lessons to young children.
Among the Meadow People
Lovely book of nature written for children by teacher and naturalist Clara Dillingham Pierson. This book in the "Among the People" series explores the animal inhabitants of the meadow and garden. The charming prose shrinks us down and puts us in the fascinating world of the tiny insects, amphibians, and birds who call the field their home. From the author's Introduction: "In selecting the tiny creatures of field and garden for the characters in this book, I have remembered with pleasure the way in...
Among the Pond People
Lovely book for children written by teacher and naturalist Clara Dillingham Pierson. This book in the "Among the People" series explores the animal inhabitants of a pond. The beautiful writing brings the pond creatures into being in the reader's imagination and allows them a glimpse of the mysterious lives being carried out above and below the water's surface.
By: Francis C. Woodworth (1812-1859)
|Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match|
By: Amy Walton (1848-1899)
|The Hawthorns A Story about Children|
By: Madeline Leslie (1815-1893)
|Minnie's Pet Cat|
|Minnie's Pet Horse|
|Minnie's Pet Dog|
|Minnie's Pet Parrot|
|Minnie's Pet Lamb|
|Minnie's Pet Monkey|
By: William Roscoe (1753-1831)
|The Peacock 'At Home' AND The Butterfly's Ball AND The Fancy Fair|
By: Thorne M. (Thorne Martin) Carpenter (1878-)
|Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man|
By: George E. Farrow (1866?-1920?)
|The Jungle Baby|
By: Alec John Dawson (1872-1951)
Finn The Wolfhound
Dawson published over thirty books, the one best remembered today probably being the animal adventure story Finn the Wolfhound (1908)…. His own dog Tynagh and her son Gareth, who was described as the largest and finest specimen of his breed to date, served as the models for Tara and Finn in Finn the Wolfhound (1908). This is probably Dawson’s best-remembered and certainly his most frequently reprinted work: Finn, a champion Irish Wolfhound, is taken from England to Australia where he undergoes a series of adventures, being exhibited as a wild animal in a circus and escaping to live in the outback before eventually finding his old master and saving his life.
By: E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell (1887-1954)
|Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology|
By: Ella Rodman Church (1831-)
Among the Trees at Elmridge
"On that bright spring afternoon when three happy, interested children went off to the woods with their governess to take their first lesson in the study of wild flowers, they saw also some other things which made a fresh series of "Elmridge Talks," and these things were found among the trees of the roadside and forest."
By: J. Knox Jones (1929-1992)
|Geographic Variation in the Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis, On the Central Great Plains And in Adjacent Regions|
By: Alfred Wellesley Rees (1872-1917)
|Creatures of the Night A Book of Wild Life in Western Britain|
By: R. Cadwallader Smith
On The Seashore
This gifted nature writer who is so good at describing animals and their habitat and habits here gives us a look at many of the fascinating creatures that can be found on the seashore. Starfish, the many types of crabs, shrimp, sea weed and finally something called the Precious Wentletrap which I will allow your imagination to think about for a while. His writing is clear and, as always, easy to read. Note that these are presented as educational 'lessons' on the various animals found near the sea and each lesson or chapter ends with a few questions called 'Exercises' which the student is asked to see if the main points of the chapter are retained...
By: Edward Jesse (1780-1868)
Anecdotes of Dogs
"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."The character, sensibilities, and intellectual faculties of animals have always been a favourite study, and they are, perhaps, more strongly developed in the dog than in any other quadruped, from the circumstance of his being the constant companion of man. I am aware how much has been written on this subject, but having accumulated many original and interesting anecdotes of this faithful animal, I have attempted to enlarge the general stock of information respecting it...
By: Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell (1878-1959)
|Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends|