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Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories
The Young Folks Treasury, Volume 1

Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories The Young Folks Treasury, Volume 1

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Childhood's Favorites

and Fairy Stories

Hamilton Wright Mabie
Edward Everett Hale
William Byron Forbush


Jennie Ellis Burdick

Assistant Editor

Volume The Young Folks Treasury One





[page iv]

The University Society Inc.

copyright, 1919, by
The University Society Inc.
copyright, 1909, 1917, by
The University Society Inc.

[page v]




Jennie Ellis Burdick

Partial List of Authors and Editors Represented in The
Young Folks Treasury by Selections from
Their Writings:

Woodrow Wilson, Twenty-eighth President of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-sixth President of the United States.
Henry Van Dyke, poet, essayist, and diplomatist.
Lyman Abbott, editor of "The Outlook."
Rudyard Kipling, poet and story-teller.
General Sir R. S. Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts.
Beckles Willson, author of "The Romance of Canada."
Ida Prentice Whitcomb, author of "Young People's Story of Art."
Ellen Velvin, writer of animal stories.
Mary Macgregor, author of "King Arthur's Knights," etc.
Ralph Henry Barbour, author of boys' stories.
T. Gilbert Pearson, executive secretary, National Association of Audubon Societies.
Joseph Jacobs, authority upon folklore.
Theodore Wood, writer on natural history.
Ernest Thompson Seton, writer of stories about natural history and founder of the Woodcraft League.
Amy Steedman, writer on biography.
[page vi] Everett T. Tomlinson, author of boys' stories.
Ralph D. Paine, author of boys' stories.
A. Frederick Collins, author of boys' books.
Don C. Bliss, educator.
Bliss Carman, poet and essayist.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, novelist.
William Canton, story-teller.
Hermann Hagedorn, poet.
Elbridge S. Brooks, writer of boys' stories.
Alfred G. Gardiner, editor of "The London News."
Franklin K. Lane, United States Secretary of the Interior.
Joel Chandler Harris, creator of "Uncle Remus."
Ernest Ingersoll, naturalist.
William L. Finley, State biologist, Oregon.
Charles G. D. Roberts, writer of animal stories.
E. Nesbit, novelist and poet.
Archibald Williams, author of "How It Is Done," etc.
Ira Remsen, former president of Johns Hopkins University.
Gifford Pinchot, professor of forestry, Yale University.
Gustave Kobbé, writer of biographies.
Jacob A. Riis, philanthropist and author.
Emily Huntington Miller, story-writer and poet.
John Lang, writer of children's books.
Jeanie Lang, writer of children's books.
John H. Clifford, editor and writer.
Herbert T. Wade, editor and writer on physics.
Charles R. Gibson, writer on electricity.
Lilian Cask, writer on natural history.
Blanche Marchesi, opera singer and teacher.
John Finnemore, traveler and writer of boys' stories.
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone.
James Whitcomb Riley, poet.
Charles H. Caffin, author of "A Guide to Pictures."
James Cardinal Gibbons.
Andrew F. Currier, M.D., popular medical writer.
Helen Keller, the blind and deaf writer.
Oliver Herford, humorist and illustrator.

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OOKS are as much a part of the furnishing of a house as tables and chairs, and in the making of a home they belong, not with the luxuries but with the necessities. A bookless house is not a home; for a home affords food and shelter for the mind as well as for the body. It is as great an offence against a child to starve his mind as to starve his body, and there is as much danger of reducing his vitality and putting him at a disadvantage in his lifework in the one as in the other form of deprivation. There was a time when it was felt that shelter, clothing, food and physical oversight comprised the whole duty of a charitable institution to dependent children; to-day no community would permit such an institution to exist unless it provided school privileges. An acute sense of responsibility toward children is one of the prime characteristics of American society, shown in the vast expenditures for public education in all forms, in the increasing attention paid to light, ventilation, and safety in school buildings, in the opening of play grounds in large cities, in physical supervision of children in schools, and the agitation against the employment of children in factories, and in other and less obvious ways.

Children are helpless to protect themselves and secure what they need for health of body and mind; they are exceedingly impressionable; and the future is always in their hands. The first and most imperative duty of parents is to give their children the best attainable preparation for life, no matter at what sacrifice to themselves. There are hosts of