Famous Stories Every Child Should Know
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Here is a collection of tales for all ages, for those young in years or young at heart. Famous Stories Every Child Should Know, first assembled by Hamilton Wright Mabie in 1907, brings together some of the greatest writers of the past telling stories of innocence and experience, wonder and adventure. This anthology is sure to delight the imagination, spark the curiosity, and inspire the mind of all who open its covers. Authors known for their broad, timeless appeal, among them Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Ruskin, and Charles Dickens, offer short works perfect for any story-time.
"A Child's Dream of a Star" by Charles Dickens
"The King of the Golden River" by John Ruskin
"The Snow Image" by Nathanial Hawthorne
"Undine" by Friedrich, Baron de la Motte Fouqué
"The Story of Ruth" by From the Book of Ruth
"The Great Stone Face" by Nathanial Hawthorne
"The Diverting History of John Gilpin" by William Cowper
"The Man Without a Country" by Edward Everett Hale
"The Nürnberg Stove" by Louise dela Rameé
"Rab and His Friends" by John Brown, M.D.
"Peter Rugg, the Missing Man" by William Austin
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The stories of "The Great Stone Face" and "The Snow Image" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, are used in this volume by permission of Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Messrs. Little, Brown & Company have granted permission for the republication of "The Man Without a Country" by Edward Everett Hale.
Reviewed by slatham100 on Apr 23, 2011
Interesting stories worthy of saving for future generations. Rab is very sad and involves breast cancer but even children are aware of such things.
Someone mentioned the religious slant but this is part of the times and no different than stories from other cultures that mention their gods. I'd hate to dismiss out of hand every single literary work that mentioned somebody's beliefs.
Reviewed by LeeH on Dec 6, 2010
Mostly dated religious trash!
Very inappropriate for today's children. Might as well just read one of the religious books. If you are agnostic, atheist or pantheist you will probably not like this selection.
Reviewed by cuiblemorgan on Dec 4, 2010
Short Stories from Another Era
A collection of eleven stories published in the early 1900s provide examples of what literature was deemed appropriate and morally uplifting for children of that era. Although several stories are by "classic" authors such as Dickens and Hawthorne others are lesser known. My favorite was #9, "The Nürnberg Stove" by Louise dela Rameé. Not recommended for the child of today.
Reviewed by jeremy_wang on Aug 25, 2010
Reviewed by TerriLynn on Sep 21, 2009
Very good older stories
Loved all the stories but one.
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