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Ting-a-ling   By: (1834-1902)

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Ting-a-ling by Frank Richard Stockton is a delightful children's book filled with whimsy and adventure. Set in a charming village, the story follows a mischievous fairy named Ting-a-ling who is always up to some sort of mischief.

The author's writing style is light and playful, perfectly suited for young readers. Stockton weaves together a series of short stories, each with its own unique plot and characters. From encounters with talking animals to magical spells gone awry, Ting-a-ling's adventures are guaranteed to captivate the imaginations of children.

One of the highlights of this book is the vivid and colorful illustrations that accompany each story. These illustrations bring the characters and settings to life, adding an extra layer of charm to the storytelling. I especially enjoyed the attention to detail in the fairyland scenes, where the author's vivid descriptions combined with the beautiful artwork create a magical atmosphere.

Another aspect that stands out in Ting-a-ling is the underlying moral lessons woven into the stories. Through Ting-a-ling's misadventures, young readers will learn important values such as honesty, kindness, and the consequences of one's actions. These lessons are subtly incorporated into the narratives, ensuring that children can easily grasp their meaning without feeling like they are being lectured.

Overall, Ting-a-ling is an enchanting book that will captivate young readers with its whimsical storytelling and charming illustrations. Frank Richard Stockton's imaginative tales and the lovable character of Ting-a-ling make this a perfect addition to any child's library. It is a book that will inspire laughter, spark imagination, and leave a lasting impression on its readers.

First Page:

TING A LING

by

FRANK R. STOCKTON.

Illustrated by E. B. Bensell

[Illustration]

New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1921

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by Frank R. Stockton, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Copyright, 1882, by Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright, 1910, by William S. Stockton.

TO THE MEMORY OF ALL GOOD GIANTS, DWARFS, AND FAIRIES This Book IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED .

TING A LING.

In a far country of the East, in a palace surrounded by orange groves, where the nightingales sang, and by silvery lakes, where the soft fountains plashed, there lived a fine old king. For many years he had governed with great comfort to himself, and to the tolerable satisfaction of his subjects. His queen being dead, his whole affection was given to his only child, the Princess Aufalia; and, whenever he happened to think of it, he paid great attention to her education. She had the best masters of embroidery and in the language of flowers, and she took lessons on the zithar three times a week.

A suitable husband, the son of a neighboring monarch, had been selected for her when she was about two hours old, thus making it unnecessary for her to go into society, and she consequently passed her youthful days in almost entire seclusion... Continue reading book >>




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