Category: Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

How To Tell Stories To Children

How To Tell Stories To Children

Sara Cone Bryant is the author of How to Tell Stories To Children, Stories to tell the littlest ones. Bryant begins with suggestions on how to be a good storyteller. Bryant discusses the difference between telling a story and reading aloud. She believes telling is superior. She then covers the qualities of a good story […]

Big Book Of Classic Christmas Tales

Big Book Of Classic Christmas Tales

The Big Book of Classic Christmas Tales. A delightful collection of many Christmas favorites including: Christmas at Fezziwig’s Warehouse – Charles Dickens The Fir-Tree – Hans Christian Andersen The Christmas Masquerade – Mary E. Wilkins Freeman The Shepherds and the Angels – Adapted from the Bills The Telltale Tile – Olive Thorne Miller Little Girl’s […]

You Can Search Me

George Vere Hobart (1867-1926) wrote under the pseudonym Hugh McHugh. His works include: John Henry (1901), Down the Line with John Henry (1901), Back to the Woods (1903), Out for the Coin (1903), I Need the Money (1904), I am from Missouri (1904), You Can Search Me (1905), Get Next! (1905), Skiddoo! (1906), You Should […]

You Should Worry Says John Henry

George Vere Hobart (1867-1926) wrote under the pseudonym Hugh McHugh. His works include: John Henry (1901), Down the Line with John Henry (1901), Back to the Woods (1903), Out for the Coin (1903), I Need the Money (1904), I am from Missouri (1904), You Can Search Me (1905), Get Next! (1905), Skiddoo! (1906), You Should […]

Water Them Geraniums

Henry Lawson (1867-1922) was an Australian writer and poet. He is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period. Lawson was born in a town on the Grenfell goldfields of New South Wales. He attended school at Eurunderee from 1876 but suffered an ear infection at around this time that left […]

Vice Versa; or, A Lesson to Fathers

Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934), was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey. He was educated at King’s College London and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and was called to the bar in 1880. But the popular success of his story Vice Versa (1882) with its topsy-turvy substitution of […]

Sinks of London Laid Open: A Pocket Companion for the Uninitiated

George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was an English caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the ‘modern Hogarth’ during his life. Born in London, he was a member of the Cruikshank family of caricaturists and artists, the son of Scottish painter and caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank. Cruikshank’s early career was renowned for his social caricatures of English life for […]

Samantha Among the Brethren

Marietta Holley (1836-1926) was a popular American humorist who used satire to comment on U. S. society and politics. She was the youngest of seven children and was an unhealthly child. This caused her to become a private person. At the age of 14 she stopped her formal education to help her family on their […]

Samantha Among the Colored Folks

Marietta Holley (1836-1926) was a popular American humorist who used satire to comment on U. S. society and politics. She was the youngest of seven children and was an unhealthly child. This caused her to become a private person. At the age of 14 she stopped her formal education to help her family on their […]

Potash and Perlmutter

Montague Marsden Glass (1877-1934) was an English playwright and humourist. He moved to The United states with his family at a young age. His works revolve around the characters of two funny jewish businessmen in the American society at the beginning of the twentieth century. Amongst his most famous works are: Potash and Perlmutter (1913), […]

Peck’s Uncle Ike and the Red Headed Boy

George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in Henderson, New York, in 1840 and moved to Wisconsin as a toddler in 1843. In Wisconsin, he was a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse. His La Crosse newspaper, […]

Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa

George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in Henderson, New York, in 1840 and moved to Wisconsin as a toddler in 1843. In Wisconsin, he was a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse. His La Crosse newspaper, […]

Peck’s Sunshine

George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in Henderson, New York, in 1840 and moved to Wisconsin as a toddler in 1843. In Wisconsin, he was a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse. His La Crosse newspaper, […]

Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. Educated to be a solicitor, Surtees soon began to contribute to the Sporting Magazine, and in 1831 he published a treatise on the law relating to horses and particularly the law of warranty, entitled The Horseman’s Manual. In the following year he helped […]

Mrs. Caudle’s Curtain Lectures

A title written by Douglas William Jerrold, who was an English dramatist and writer. In 1821 a comedy that he had written at the age of fourteen was brought out at Sadler’s Wells theatre under the title More Frightened than Hurt. Other plays followed, and in 1825 he was employed for a few pounds weekly […]

More Bab Ballads

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was an English dramatist, librettist and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The […]

Mister Galgenstrick Und Andere Humoresken

Karl Ettlinger (1882-1939), der unter den Pseudonym Karlchen schrieb, war ein deutscher Journalist und humoristischer Erfolgs-Schriftsteller. Er veröffentlichte ab 1902 regelmäßig in der damals sehr populären Wochenzeitschrift Die Jugend. Als glühender Patriot zog er in den Ersten Weltkrieg und schrieb Karlchens Kriegsberichte mit einer Auflage von rund 150.000 Exemplaren. 1916 schwer verwundet wurde er nach […]

Marge Askinforit

Barry Eric Odell Pain (1864-1928) was an English journalist, poet and writer. He became a prominent contributor to The Granta. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humourous stories. In 1889, Cornhill Magazine’s editor, James Payn, published his story The Hundred Gates, and shortly afterwards Pain became a contributor to Punch and […]

La Boucle De Cheveux Enlevee

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) est un poète britannique du XVIIIe siècle. On le considère généralement comme le plus grand poète anglais du début du XVIIIe siècle, connu pour ses poèmes satiriques et sa traduction d’Homère. Il est l’écrivain anglais le plus souvent cité après William Shakespeare. Son oeuvre la plus connue est La Dunciade (The Dunciad), […]

Jack Black

Henry Mayhew (1812-1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the two founders of the satirical and humourous magazine Punch, and the magazine’s joint-editor, with Mark Lemon, in its early days. He is better known, however, for his work as a social researcher, publishing an extensive series […]

The Imaginary Mistress

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His Magnum Opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered […]

Harbor Tales Down North

Professor Norman Duncan (1871-1916) was an author, journalist and educator. He was educated in the University of Toronto, graduating in 1895. From 1897 to 1901 Duncan was on the staff of The New York Evening Post. In 1902, he was appointed professor of rhetoric at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, a position he […]

Get Next!

George Vere Hobart (1867-1926) wrote under the pseudonym Hugh McHugh. His works include: John Henry (1901), Down the Line with John Henry (1901), Back to the Woods (1903), Out for the Coin (1903), I Need the Money (1904), I am from Missouri (1904), You Can Search Me (1905), Get Next! (1905), Skiddoo! (1906), You Should […]

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