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Holiday Stories for Young People   By: (1838-1912)

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Holiday Stories for Young People by Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster is a delightful collection of heartwarming tales that are sure to captivate both children and adults alike. Filled with beautiful illustrations, this book serves as the perfect companion for the holiday season.

The author skillfully weaves together a variety of stories, each centered around different holidays throughout the year. From Christmas to Easter, from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day, the book covers a wide range of festivities, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the joy and magic of each occasion.

What sets this book apart is Sangster's ability to connect with her young audience on a personal level. The stories are written in a simple and engaging manner, making it easy for children to follow along and connect with the characters. Furthermore, the author includes valuable lessons and morals in each story, teaching children about kindness, friendship, and the importance of family.

The illustrations in this book are absolutely breathtaking. Each page is adorned with colorful and intricate drawings that bring the stories to life. Children will find themselves engrossed in the vivid images, allowing their imaginations to run wild as they read.

Although this book is primarily targeted towards young readers, it has the added benefit of being a great family read. Parents will appreciate the nostalgia it brings, reminding them of their own childhood traditions and stories. The themes presented in the book also serve as a wonderful tool for parents to discuss important values with their children.

The only minor criticism I have is that some of the stories could have been longer, as they left me wanting more. However, this is a testament to the author's ability to create engaging and captivating narratives.

In conclusion, Holiday Stories for Young People is a must-have addition to any family's bookshelf. Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster has crafted a timeless collection of tales that will undoubtedly become cherished classics. Whether enjoyed during the holiday season or throughout the year, this book is sure to bring joy, warmth, and valuable life lessons to readers of all ages.

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Holiday Stories




Compiled and Edited by



Copyright, 1896, BY LOUIS KLOPSCH.


To John and Jane, to Fred and Frank, To Theodore and Mary, To Willie and to Reginald, To Louis, Sue and Gary; To sturdy boys and merry girls, And all the dear young people Who live in towns, or live on farms, Or dwell near spire or steeple; To boys who work, and boys who play, Eager, alert and ready, To girls who meet each happy day With faces sweet and steady; To dearest comrades, one and all, To Harry, Florrie, Kate, To children small, and children tall, This book I dedicate.


Boys and girls, I am proud to call a host of you my personal friends, and I dearly love you all. It has been a great pleasure to me to arrange this gift book for you, and I hope you will like the stories and ballads, and spend many happy hours over them. One story, "The Middle Daughter," was originally published in Harper's "Round Table," and is inserted here by consent of Messrs. Harper and Brothers. Two of the ballads, "Horatius," and "The Pied Piper," belong to literature, and you cannot afford not to know them, and some of the fairy stories are like bits of golden coin, worth treasuring up and reading often... Continue reading book >>

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