This lively collection of stories for and about children was originally published in 1878. The tales are both clever and charming and are filled with a simple humor that today’s children are sure to appreciate. The selections include “Nancy’s Doll,” “The Best China Saucer,” “The Kitten’s Ghost,” and “The Shipwrecked Buttons.”
About the Author
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) was an American novelist and author of children’s books. Raised in Maine, she spent much of her life there, depicting the people and places of New England. She was one of the first American writers to elevate setting and characterization over plot. Her work has influenced feminist authors such as Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, and Mary Wilkins Freeman.