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By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)

Makers of Many Things by Eva March Tappan Makers of Many Things

How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's book explains the origins of everyday items in an entertaining and informative way. There are plenty of illustrations, so please feel free to read along.

When Knights Were Bold by Eva March Tappan When Knights Were Bold

This book is in no degree an attempt to relate the involved and intricate history of the Middle Ages. Its plan is, rather, to present pictures of the manner of life and habits of thought of the people who lived between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. Our writings and our everyday conversation are full of their phrases and of allusions to their ideas. Many of our thoughts and feelings and instincts, of our very follies and superstitions, have descended to us from them. To become better acquainted with them is to explain ourselves.

By: Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827)

Book cover The Oriental Story Book A Collection of Tales

By: Katherine Pyle (1863-1938)

The Counterpane Fairy by Katherine Pyle The Counterpane Fairy

A little boy, recuperating from a lengthy illness, is entertained by visits from the Counterpane Fairy, who treats him to stories associated with each of the squares in the counterpane (quilt) on his sickbed. She has him concentrate on one of the squares until it turns into something like a doorway into the story. Once inside the story, he becomes its lead character until it fades out as if he’s awakening from a dream.

By: Roy J. Snell (1878-1959)

The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell The Blue Envelope

A mystery and adventure story for girls set in Alaska.

By: Edith Howes (1872-1954)

Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories by Edith Howes Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories

A collection of three short stories about fairies, complete with good moral lessons (as every fairy tale should be).

By: Oliver Optic (1822-1897)

The Birthday Party, A Story For Little Folks by Oliver Optic The Birthday Party, A Story For Little Folks

Flora Lee’s birthday came in July. Her mother wished very much to celebrate the occasion in a proper manner. Flora was a good girl, and her parents were always glad to do any thing they could to please her, and to increase her happiness.

Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida by Oliver Optic Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida

"Down South" is the fifth and last volume but one of the "Great Western Series." The action of the story is confined entirely to Florida; and this fact may seem to belie the title of the Series. But the young yachtsman still maintains his hold upon the scenes of his earlier life in Michigan, and his letters come regularly from that State. If he were old enough to vote, he could do so only in Michigan; and therefore he has not lost his right to claim a residence there during his temporary sojourn in the South...

Up the River by Oliver Optic Up the River

Up the River is the sixth and last of “The Great Western Series.” The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer believes that his principal character has grown wiser and better since he was first introduced to the reader...

Book cover Within The Enemy's Lines
Book cover The Yacht Club or The Young Boat-Builder
Book cover On The Blockade
Book cover Stand By The Union
Book cover Taken by the Enemy
Book cover Poor and Proud, or the Fortunes of Katy Redburn: a Story for Young Folks
Book cover Breaking Away or The Fortunes of a Student
Book cover Seek and Find or The Adventures of a Smart Boy
Book cover Up The Baltic Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
Book cover Down The River Buck Bradford and His Tyrants
Book cover All Adrift or The Goldwing Club
Book cover Make or Break or, The Rich Man's Daughter
Book cover The Coming Wave Or, The Hidden Treasure of High Rock
Book cover Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim
Book cover Field and Forest The Fortunes of a Farmer
Book cover Now or Never Or, The Adventures of Bobby Bright
Book cover Little Bobtail or The Wreck of the Penobscot.
Book cover Dolly and I A Story for Little Folks
Book cover Desk and Debit or, The Catastrophes of a Clerk
Book cover Little By Little or, The Cruise of the Flyaway
Book cover Watch and Wait or The Young Fugitives
Book cover Careless Kate A Story for Little Folks
Book cover Freaks of Fortune or, Half Round the World

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