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The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature

The Traditions in English

 

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    ALPHABETS

    Introduction

    JOHANN AMOS COMENIUS (1592–1670)

    1. From Orbis Pictus

    The Childes Guide (1667)

    1. In Adams Fall

    A Little Book for Children (ca. 1705)

    1. A Was an Archer

    The Picture Alphabet (ca. 1830)

    1. A Was an Archer

    The Instructive Alphabet (1814)

    1. At Early Dawn

    The Child’s New Play-Thing (1742)

    1. A Was an Apple-Pie

    KATE GREENAWAY (1846–1901)

    1. From A Apple Pie

    EDWARD LEAR (1812–1888)

    1. The Absolutely Abstemious Ass

    THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL (1904–1991)

    1. From Dr. Seuss’s ABC

    ALICE PROVENSEN (b. 1918) and MARTIN PROVENSEN (1916–1987)

    1. A Peaceable Kingdom
      1. The Shaker Abecedarius

    CHAPBOOKS

    Introduction

    Tom Thumb (1790–1810)

    Jack the Giant Killer (ca. 1845–50)

    The History of Goody Two-Shoes (ca. 1800)

    Children in the Wood (ca. 1800)

    The History of Sir Richard Whittington and His Cat (ca. 1840)

    The Art of Making Money Plenty (1817)

    The New-York Cries (1826)

    PRIMERS AND READERS

    Introduction

    The New England Primer (1690)

    From A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744)

    ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD (1743–1825)

    1. From Lessons for Children

    New Canadian Readers (1881-1901)

    1. A First Reader
      1. Preface
      2. Chicken Little

    Fun with Dick and Jane (1940)

    1. Jane Helps

    ARNOLD LOBEL (1933–1987)

    1. Frog and Toad Are Friends
      1. A List
    2. Frog and Toad Together
      1. The Letter

    Texts and Contexts: WRITING

    1. Writing sheet (1809)
    2. The Copybook (nineteenth century)
    3. Happy Hippos (twenty-first century)

    JOHN NEWBERY (1713–1767)

    1. Letters on the Most Common, as Well as Most Important, Occasions of Life
      1. Occasions in Life
      2. The Preface
      3. Instruction for Epistolary Writing
      4. Queen Ann Boleyn’s Last Letter to King Henry VIII

    LEWIS CARROLL (1832–1898)

    1. From Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing

    FAIRY TALES

    Introduction

    CHARLES PERRAULT (1628–1703)

    1. The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots

    SARAH FIELDING (1710–1768)

    1. The Governess; or, Little Female Academy
      1. The Story of the Cruel Giant Barbarico, the Good Giant Benefico, and the Little Pretty Dwarf Mignon

    JEANNE-MARIE LEPRINCE DE BEAUMONT (1711–1780)

    1. Beauty and the Beast

    JACOB GRIMM (1785–1863) and WILHELM GRIMM (1786–1859)

    1. Hansel and Gretel

    HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1805–1875)

    1. The Nightingale

    GEORGE MACDONALD (1824–1905)

    1. The Light Princess

    FRANK STOCKTON (1834–1902)

    1. The Griffin and the Minor Canon

    OSCAR WILDE (1854–1900)

    1. The Happy Prince

    KENNETH GRAHAME (1859–1932)

    1. The Reluctant Dragon

    JOHN B. GRUELLE (1880–1938)

    1. The Discontented King

    WANDA GÁG (1893–1946)

    1. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    LLOYD ALEXANDER (b. 1924)

    1. The Truthful Harp

    JOAN AIKEN (1924–2004)

    1. The Faithless Lollybird

    TED HUGHES (1930–1998)

    1. The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights

    JULIUS LESTER (b. 1939)

    1. Jack and the Devil’s Daughter

    JANE YOLEN (b. 1939)

    1. The Lady and the Merman

    ROBERT MUNSCH (b. 1945)

    1. The Paper Bag Princess

    LAURENCE YEP (b. 1948)

    1. The Phantom Heart

    MICHAEL LACAPA (b. 1955)

    1. Antelope Woman: An Antelope Folktale

    Texts and Contexts: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

    CHARLES PERRAULT (1628–1703)

    1. Little Red Riding Hood

    JACOB GRIMM (1785–1863) and WILHELM GRIMM (1786–1859)

    1. Little Red Cap

    CHARLES MARELLE (1827–ca. 1892)

    1. The True History of Little Golden-hood

    WALTER DE LA MARE (1873–1956)

    1. Little Red Riding-Hood

    CATHERINE STORR (1913–2001)

    1. Little Polly Riding Hood

    ROALD DAHL (1916–1990)

    1. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

    TOMI UNGERER (b. 1931)

    1. Little Red Riding Hood

    TONY ROSS (b. 1938)

    1. Little Red Hood: A Classic Story Bent Out of Shape

    MICHAEL EMBERLEY (b. 1960)

    1. Ruby

    FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK (b. 1962)

    1. Wolf

    ANIMAL FABLES

    Introduction

    SAMUEL CROXALL (d. 1752)

    1. Fables of Aesop and Others
      1. The Fox without a Tail
      2. The Fox and the Crow

    WILLIAM GODWIN (1756–1836)

    1. Fables Ancient and Modern
      1. The Dog in the Manger
      2. The Ass in the Lion’s Skin

    WALTER CRANE (1845–1915)

    1. The Baby’s Own Aesop
      1. The Blind Doe
      2. The Crow and the Pitcher
      3. The Eagle and the Crow

    W. H. D. ROUSE (1863–1950)

    1. “The Giant Crab” and Other Tales from Old India
      1. The Crocodile and the Monkey
      2. The Talkative Tortoise

    RUDYARD KIPLING (1865–1936)

    1. Just-So Stories for Little Children
      1. How the Camel Got His Hump

    JAMES THURBER (1894–1961)

    1. Further Fables for Our Time
      1. The Fox and the Crow
      2. Variations on the Theme

    ASHLEY BRYAN (b. 1923)

    1. “The Ox of the Wonderful Horns” and Other African Tales
      1. Tortoise, Hare, and the Sweet Potatoes

    RUSSELL HOBAN (b. 1925)

    1. The Sea-Thing Child

    CLASSICAL MYTHS

    Introduction

    WILLIAM GODWIN (1756–1856)

    1. The Pantheon
      1. The Minotaur

    NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804–1864)

    1. Tanglewood Tales
      1. From The Minotaur

    CHARLES KINGSLEY (1819–1875)

    1. The Heroes; or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children
      1. How Theseus Slew the Minotaur

    LEON GARFIELD (1921–1996) and EDWARD BLISHEN (1920–1996)

    1. The God Beneath the Sea
      1. The Seeds of Power

    PADRAIC COLUM (1881–1972)

    1. From The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

    LEGENDS

    Introduction

    ROBERT BROWNING (1812–1889)

    1. The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    History of Robin Hood (1860)

    HOWARD PYLE (1853–1911)

    1. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
      1. Robin Hood and Little John

    ROGER LANCELYN GREEN (1918–1987)

    1. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
      1. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    JEAN FRITZ (b. 1915)

    1. From The Double Life of Pocahontas

    JULIUS LESTER (b. 1939)

    1. John Henry

    MARY POPE OSBORNE (b. 1949)

    1. Davy Crockett

    RELIGION: JUDEO-CHRISTIAN STORIES

    Introduction

    JAMES JANEWAY (ca. 1636–1674)

    1. A Token for Children
      1. A Preface Containing Directions

    JOHN BUNYAN (1628–1688)

    1. The Pilgrim’s Progress

    ISAAC WATTS (1674–1748)

    1. Divine Songs for Children
      1. Against Quarrelling and Fighting
      2. Against Idleness and Mischief
      3. An Evening Song
      4. The Sluggard
      5. Innocent Play
      6. A Cradle Hymn

    HESBA STRETTON (1832–1911)

    1. Jessica’s First Prayer
      1. Chapter III. An Old Friend in a New Dress
      2. Chapter IV. Peeps into Fairy-Land
      3. Chapter V. A New World Opens
      4. Chapter VI. The First Prayer

    ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER (1904–1991)

    1. Hanukkah in the Poorhouse

    TIM RICE (b. 1944)

    1. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

    FANTASY

    Introduction

    CATHERINE SINCLAIR (1800–1864)

    1. Holiday House
      1. Chapter IX. Uncle David’s Nonsensical Stories about Giants and Fairies

    LUCY LANE CLIFFORD (1846–1929)

    1. The New Mother

    L. FRANK BAUM (1856–1919)

    1. The Capture of Father Time

    E. NESBIT (1858–1924)

    1. The Phœnix and the Carpet

    RUTH PARK (b. 1923)

    1. Playing Beatie Bow

    LLOYD ALEXANDER (b. 1924)

    1. The Book of Three

    JON SCIESZKA (b. 1954)

    1. Summer Reading Is Killing Me!

    SCIENCE FICTION

    Introduction

    H. G. WELLS (1886–1946)

    1. The Stolen Body

    ROBERT A. HEINLEIN (1907–1988)

    1. Podkayne of Mars: Her Life and Times

    GEORGE R. R. MARTIN (b. 1948)

    1. The Last Super Bowl Game

    VONDA M. McINTYRE (b. 1948)

    1. Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand

    CRAIG STRETE (b. 1950)

    1. The Bleeding Man

    PICTURE BOOKS

    Introduction

    Black-and-White

    WANDA GÁG (1893–1946)

    1. From Millions of Cats

    MUNRO LEAF (1905–1976); illustrator ROBERT LAWSON (1892–1957)

    1. From The Story of Ferdinand

    ROBERT McCLOSKEY (1914–2003)

    1. From Make Way for Ducklings

    EDWARD ARDIZZONE (1900–1979)

    1. From Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

    FLORENCE PARRY HEIDE (b. 1919); illustrator EDWARD GOREY (1925–2000)

    1. From The Shrinking of Treehorn

    RUSSELL HOBAN (b. 1925); illustrator JAMES MARSHALL (1942–1992)

    1. From Dinner at Alberta’s

    ALFRED NOYES (1880–1958); illustrator CHARLES KEEPING (1924–1988)

    1. From The Highwayman

    PATRICIA C. McKISSACK (b. 1944); illustrator BRIAN PINKNEY (b. 1961)

    1. From The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

    CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG (b. 1949)

    1. From The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

    DAVID MACAULAY (b. 1946)

    1. BAAA

    Color

    HEINRICH HOFFMANN (1809–1894)

    1. From Struwwelpeter

    KATE GREENAWAY (1846–1901)

    1. From Under the Window

    RANDOLPH CALDECOTT (1846–1886)

    1. From Sing a Song of Sixpence

    BLANCHE FISHER WRIGHT

    1. From The Real Mother Goose

    BERTHA UPTON (1849–1912); illustrator FLORENCE UPTON (1873–1922)

    1. From The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg

    HELEN BANNERMAN (1862–1946)

    1. From The Story of Little Black Sambo

    JULIUS LESTER (b. 1939); illustrator JERRY PINKNEY (b. 1939)

    1. From Sam and the Tigers

    BEATRIX POTTER (1866–1943)

    1. From The Tale of Peter Rabbit
      1. From a letter to Noël Moore (1893)
      2. “Now my dears” (Warne, 1902)
      3. “Now run along” (U.S., 1982)
      4. “One day they were allowed” (Ladybird, 1987)
      5. “Book of the film” version (Warne, 1992)

    SIR WILLIAM NICHOLSON (1872–1949)

    1. From Clever Bill

    JEAN de BRUNHOFF (1899–1937)

    1. From The Story of Babar the Little Elephant

    MARJORIE FLACK (1897–1958)

    1. From Angus and the Ducks

    ROBERT L. MAY (1905–1976)

    1. From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    ROGER DUVOISIN (1904–1980)

    1. From The Happy Lion

    MAURICE SENDAK (b. 1928)

    1. From Where the Wild Things Are

    EZRA JACK KEATS (1916–1983)

    1. From The Snowy Day

    THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL (1904–1991)

    1. From Green Eggs and Ham

    ARNOLD LOBEL (1933–1987)

    1. From Frog and Toad Are Friends

    RAYMOND BRIGGS (b. 1934)

    1. From Fungus the Bogeyman

    ERIC CARLE (b. 1929)

    1. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    PAT HUTCHINS (b. 1942)

    1. From Rosie’s Walk

    RUSSELL HOBAN (b. 1925); illustrator QUENTIN BLAKE (b. 1932)

    1. From How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen

    RAYMOND BRIGGS (b. 1934)

    1. From The Snowman

    JENNY WAGNER (b. 1939); illustrator RON BROOKS (b. 1948)

    1. From John Brown, Rose, and the Midnight Cat

    ALLAN AHLBERG (b. 1938); illustrator JANET AHLBERG (1944–1994)

    1. From Each Peach Pear Plum

    JOHN BURNINGHAM (b. 1936)

    1. From Come Away from the Water, Shirley

    DONALD HALL (b. 1928); illustrator BARBARA COONEY (1917–2000)

    1. From The Ox-Cart Man

    MEM FOX (b. 1946); illustrator JULIE VIVAS (b. 1947)

    1. From Possum Magic

    GABRIELLE VINCENT [MONIQUE MARTIN] (1928–2000)

    1. From Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine

    DAVID McKEE (b. 1935)

    1. From I Hate My Teddy Bear

    DENNIS LEE (b. 1938); illustrator MARY-LOUISE GAY (b. 1952)

    1. From Lizzy’s Lion

    LYNLEY DODD (b. 1941)

    1. From Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper

    DAVID MACAULAY (b. 1946)

    1. From Black and White

    JON SCIESZKA (b. 1954); illustrator LANE SMITH (b. 1959)

    1. From The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    COMICS

    Introduction

    From Funny Folks (1887)

    From Impossible Adventures (ca. 1888)

    From The Yellow Kid, No. 1 (1897)

    WINSOR McCAY (1869–1934)

    1. From Little Nemo in Slumberland

    From The Funnies, No. 1 (1929)

    HERGÉ (GEORGES RÉMI, 1907–1993)

    1. From Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1930)
    2. From Tintin in America (1954)

    WALT DISNEY (1901–1966) and FLOYD GOTTFREDSON (1905–1986)

    1. From Mickey Mouse and the Pirate Submarine (1935)

    JOE SHUSTER (1914–1992), with text by JERRY SIEGEL (1914–1996)

    1. From Action Comics, No. 1 (1938)

    FRANK HAMPSON (1918–1985)

    1. From Eagle, No. 1 (1950)

    ALBERT UDERZO (b. 1927), with text by RENÉ GOSCINNY (1926–1977)

    1. From Asterix in Britain (1966)

    Marvel Comics

    SAL BUSCEMA and JOE SINNOTT

    1. From The Hulk (1982)

    STEVEN GRANT, JOHN TARTAGLIONE, JOE SINNOTT, JIM NOVAK, MARIE SEVERIN

    1. From The Life of Pope John Paul II

    VERSE

    Introduction

    Lullabies and Baby Songs

    1. All the Pretty Little Horses
    2. Go to Sleepy, Little Baby
    3. [A Baby Song]
    4. Rocky Bye Baby
    5. [Bye, O my baby]
    6. [Baby, baby, naughty baby]
    7. [Baby and I]
    8. [Bye, baby bunting]
    9. [Hush-a-bye, baby]
    10. [Hush-a-ba, babie, lie still, lie still]
    11. [Hush-a-bye, lie still and sleep]
    12. Cradle Song
    13. [Hush-a-bye a baa-lamb]
    14. [Norwegian Lullaby]
    15. Raisins and Almonds
    16. All Through the Night
    17. [He’ll toil for thee the whole day long]
    18. The Little Orphan (by Robert Elice)
    19. Lullaby of a Convict to Her Child (by Henry Kirke White)
    20. [Sleep, baby, sleep] (by Robert Ellice)
    21. Wynken, Blynken and Nod (by Eugene Field)

    Nursery Verse

    1. [How many days has my baby to play?]
    2. [Jeremiah, blow the fire]
    3. [Daffy-Down-Dilly has come up to town]
    4. [Lavender’s blue, diddle, diddle]
    5. [Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross]
    6. [Baa, baa, black sheep]
    7. [Little Bo-peep]
    8. [Little boy blue]
    9. [Three blind mice]
    10. [Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail]
    11. [There was an owl lived in an oak]
    12. [Dickery, dickery, dare]
    13. [The man in the moon]
    14. [Pease porridge hot]
    15. [Hey diddle diddle]
    16. [Jack and Jill]
    17. [Little Jack Horner]
    18. [There was an old woman called Nothing-at-all]
    19. [There was an old woman / And nothing she had]
    20. [There was an old woman who lived in a shoe]
    21. [Poor old Robinson Crusoe!]
    22. [For the want of a nail]
    23. [One fine day in the middle of the night]
    24. [Doctor Faustus was a good man]
    25. [Blessed be the memory]
    26. [Three wise men of Gotham]
    27. [Miss Buss and Miss Beale]
    28. [I’ll tell you a story]
    29. [Wee Willie Winkie]

    Riddles and Wordplay

    1. [Riddle me, riddle me ree]
    2. [Hyder iddle diddle dell]

    JOHN COTTON (b. 1925)

    1. Totleigh Riddles

    Texts and Contexts: TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

    JANE TAYLOR (1783–1824)

    1. The Star

    LEWIS CARROLL (1832–1898)

    1. [Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat]

    UNK WHITE (1900-1986)

    1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Southern Cross (folk version)

    ANONYMOUS

    1. Ringo, Ringo, Ringo Starr (American folk version)

    JOHN AGARD (b. 1949)

    1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Firefly (Caribbean version)

    Playground Verse

    1. [How Many Miles to Babylon?]
    2. [Ear-r-r-r-r-ly in the morning]
    3. [Down to the carpet you must go]
    4. [Shortenin’ bread]
    5. [Little Sally Water]
    6. [Little Sally Walker]
    7. [All hid?]

    Nonsense

    EDWARD LEAR (1812–1888)

    1. The Owl and the Pussycat
    2. The Jumblies

    LEWIS CARROLL (1832–1898)

    1. How doth the little crocodile
    2. ‘Tis the voice of the Lobster
    3. Jabberwocky

    NANCY WILLARD (b. 1936)

    1. William Blake’s Inn for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
    2. The Wise Cow Makes Way, Room, and Believe
    3. Blake Leads a Walk on the Milky Way

    MARGARET MAHY (b. 1936)

    1. 17 Kings and 42 Elephants

    Poetry Collections

    CHRISTINA ROSSETTI (1830–1894)

    1. Sing-Song

    ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850–1894)

    1. A Child’s Garden of Verses
      1. To Alison Cunningham
      2. Bed in Summer
      3. A Thought
      4. At the Seaside
      5. Young Night Thought
      6. Whole Duty of Children
      7. Rain
      8. Pirate Story
      9. Foreign Lands
      10. Windy Nights
      11. Travels
      12. Singing
      13. Looking Forward
      14. A Good Play
      15. Where Go the Boats?
      16. Auntie’s Skirts
      17. The Land of Counterpane
      18. The Island of Nod
      19. My Shadow
      20. System
      21. A Good Boy
      22. Escape at Bedtime
      23. Marching Song
      24. The Cow
      25. Happy Thought
      26. The Wind
      27. Keepsake Mill
      28. Good and Bad Children
      29. Foreign Children
      30. The Sun’s Travels
      31. The Lamplight
      32. My Bed Is a Boat
      33. The Swing
      34. The Moon
      35. Time to Rise
      36. Fairy Bread
      37. Looking-Glass River
      38. From a Railway Carriage
      39. Winter-Time
      40. The Hayloft
      41. Farewell to the Farm
      42. North-West Passage
      43. Child Alone, The
      44. Unseen Playmate, The
      45. My Ship and I
      46. My Kingdom
      47. Picture Books in Winter
      48. My Treasures
      49. Block City
      50. The Land of Story-Books
      51. Armies in the Fire
      52. The Little Land
      53. Garden Days
      54. Night and Day
      55. Nest Eggs
      56. The Flowers
      57. Summer Sun
      58. The Dumb Soldier
      59. Autumn Fires
      60. The Gardener
      61. Historical Associations
      62. Envoys
      63. To Willie and Henrietta
      64. To My Mother
      65. To Auntie
      66. To Minnie
      67. To My Name-Child
      68. To Any Reader

    WALTER DE LA MARE (1873–1956)

    1. Peacock Pie
      1. Horseman, The
      2. Alas, Alack!
      3. Tired Tim
      4. Mima
      5. The Huntsman
      6. The Bandog
      7. I Can’t Abear
      8. The Dunce
      9. Chicken
      10. Some One
      11. Bread and Cherries
      12. Old Shellover
      13. Hapless
      14. The Little Bird
      15. Mr. Alacadacca
      16. Not I!
      17. Cake and Sack
      18. Groat nor Tester
      19. The Ship of Rio
      20. Tillie
      21. Jim Jay
      22. Up and Down
      23. Miss T.
      24. The Cupboard
      25. The Barber’s
      26. Hide and Seek
      27. Mrs. Earth
      28. Then
      29. The Window
      30. Poor Henry
      31. Full Moon
      32. The Bookman
      33. The Quartette
      34. Mistletoe
      35. The Lost Shoe
      36. The Truants
      37. The Sea Boy
      38. Must and May
      39. Berries
      40. Off the Ground
      41. The Thief at Robin’s Gate
      42. A Widow’s Weeds
      43. ‘Sooeep?’
      44. Mrs. MacQueen
      45. The Little Green Orchard
      46. Poor ‘Miss 7’
      47. Sam
      48. Andy Battle’s and Nod’s Song
      49. Late
      50. The Old Soldier
      51. The Picture
      52. The Little Old Cupid
      53. King David
      54. The Penny Owing
      55. Kings and Queens
      56. The Old House
      57. Unstooping
      58. All But Blind
      59. Nicholas Nye
      60. The Pigs and the Charcoal-Burner
      61. Five Eyes
      62. Tit for Tat
      63. Earth Folk
      64. Grim
      65. Summer Evening
      66. At the Keyhold
      67. The Old Stone House
      68. The Ruin
      69. The Ride-by-Nights
      70. Peak and Puke
      71. The Changeling
      72. The Mocking Fairy
      73. The Honey Robbers
      74. Longlegs
      75. Bewitched
      76. Melmillo
      77. Trees
      78. Silver
      79. Nobody Knows
      80. Will Ever?
      81. Wanderers
      82. Many a Mickle
      83. Snow
      84. The Horseman
      85. The Song and the Secret
      86. The Song of Soldiers
      87. The Bees’ Song
      88. The Song of Enchantment
      89. Dream-Song
      90. The Song of Shadows
      91. The Song of the Mad Prince
      92. The Song of ‘Finis’

    ROBERT GRAVES (1895–1985)

    1. The Penny Fiddle
      1. The Penny Fiddle
      2. Allie
      3. Robinson Crusoe
      4. The Six Badgers
      5. One Hard Look
      6. Jock o’ Binnorie
      7. What Did I Dream?
      8. Lift-Boy
      9. Henry and Mary
      10. Dicky
      11. Love Without Hope
      12. The Hills of May
      13. In the Wilderness
      14. ‘The General Elliott’
      15. Vain and Careless
      16. The Forbidden Play
      17. The Bedpost
      18. The Well-dressed Children
      19. The Magical Picture
      20. The Alice Jean
      21. A Boy in Church
      22. How and Why
      23. Warning to Children

    RANDALL JARRELL (1914–1965)

    1. The Bat-Poet

    CHARLES CAUSLEY (1917–2003)

    1. Early in the Morning: A Collection of New Poems
      1. Early in the Morning
      2. I Went to Santa Barbara
      3. John Clark
      4. Spin Me a Web, Spider
      5. Tommy Hyde
      6. One for the Man
      7. Mrs McPhee
      8. There Was an Old Woman
      9. Daniel Brent
      10. Freddie Phipps
      11. Charity Chadder
      12. Jeremiah
      13. High on the Wall
      14. Wilbur
      15. My Cat Plumduff
      16. The Owl Looked out of the Ivy Bush
      17. Ring Dove
      18. Baby, Baby
      19. At Linkinhorne
      20. In My Garden
      21. Foxglove
      22. Stone in the Water
      23. Round the Corner Comes Jack Fall
      24. Said the Clown
      25. Janny Jim Jan
      26. Mistletoe
      27. Balloono
      28. Take Me to the Water Fair
      29. Rebekah
      30. Nicholas Naylor
      31. John, John the Baptist
      32. Tell, Tell the Bees
      33. Johnny Come over the Water
      34. I Love My Darling Tractor
      35. Let’s God Ride
      36. Here’s the Reverend Rundle
      37. The Money Came in, Came in
      38. Good Morning, Mr Croco-docodile
      39. When I Was a Boy
      40. I Am the Song

    LUCILLE CLIFTON (b. 1936)

    1. Some of the Days of Everett Anderson
      1. Monday Morning Good Morning
      2. Tuesday All Day Rain
      3. Wednesday Noon Adventure
      4. Thursday Evening
      5. Friday Waiting for Mom
      6. Friday Mom Is home Payday
      7. Saturday Night Late
      8. Sunday Morning Lonely
      9. Sunday Night Good

    PAT MORA (b. 1942)

    1. Confetti: Poems for Children
      1. Sun Song
      2. Colors Crackle, Colors Roar
      3. Purple Snake
      4. Can I, Can I Catch the Wind
      5. Cloud Dragons
      6. Castanet Clicks
      7. Mexican Magician
      8. Leaf Soup
      9. I Hear, I Hear
      10. Dancing Paper
      11. Abuelita’s Lap
      12. Words Free As Confetti
      13. River Voice

    MARILYN NELSON (b. 1946)

    1. Carver: A Life in Poems
      1. Out of “Slave’s Ransom”
      2. Prayer of the Ivory-Handled Knife
      3. Washboard Wizard
      4. A Ship Without a Rudder
      5. Curve-Breaker
      6. My People
      7. From an Alabama Farmer
      8. The Sweet-Hearts
      9. The Joy of Sewing
      10. Veil Raisers
      11. How a Dream Dies
      12. The Wild Garden
      13. Professor Carver’s Bible Class
      14. Friends in the Clan
      15. Driving Dr. Carver
      16. Baby Carver
      17. Last Talk with Jim Hardwick

    GRACE NICHOLS (b. 1950)

    1. Come On into My Tropical Garden
      1. Come on into My Tropical Garden
      2. Alligator
      3. I Like to Stay Up
      4. They Were My People
      5. Poor Grandma
      6. Riddle
      7. Granny Granny Please Comb My Hair
      8. My Cousin Melda
      9. Wha Me Mudder Do
      10. The Fastest Belt in Town
      11. Moody Mister Sometimish
      12. Mango
      13. Banana Man
      14. Drinking Water-coconut
      15. Early Country Village Morning
      16. The Sun
      17. Sky
      18. I Am the Rain
      19. Lizard
      20. Dinosaurs
      21. Cow’s Complaint
      22. Old Man’s Weary thoughts
      23. I’m a Parrot
      24. Parakeets
      25. Doctor Blair
      26. For Forest
      27. Sea Timeless Song
      28. Crab Dance

    PLAYS

    Introduction

    J. M. BARRIE (1860–1937)

    1. Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

    BARBARA FIELD (b. 1933)

    1. A Christmas Carol

    LAURENCE YEP (b. 1948)

    1. Dragonwings

    BOOKS OF INSTRUCTION

    Introduction

    Conduct Books for Boys

    From The Father’s Legacy; or, Faithful Counsels of a Good Father to His Children and Friends (1678)

    JOHN BARNARD (1685–1764)

    1. From A Present for an Apprentice: or, A Sure Guide to Gain Both Esteem and an Estate

    PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD (1694–1773)

    1. Lord Chesterfield’s Advice to His Son
      1. Awkwardness of Different Kinds
      2. Bashfulness
      3. Matrimony

    Conduct Books for Girls

    Duties of a Lady’s Maid (1825)

    1. Familiarity with Superiors
    2. Stays and Corsets
    3. Padding, Bandaging, &c. to Improve the Figure

    MINNA THOMAS ANTRIM (b. 1861)

    1. Don’t’s for Girls: A Manual of Mistakes

    DORA LANGLOIS

    1. The Child: A Mother’s Advice to Her Daughters

    ROBERT BADEN-POWELL (1857–1941)

    1. From Rovering to Success: A Book of Life-Sport for Young Men

    ROBIE H. HARRIS (b. 1940); illustrator MICHAEL EMBERLEY (b. 1960)

    1. From It’s Perfectly Normal
      1. The Bird and the Bee
      2. Lots of Questions: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

    LIFE WRITING

    Introduction

    From Facts to Correct Fancies; or, Short Narratives compiled from the Biography of Remarkable Women, written for children, by a Mother (1840)

    CLARA L. BALFOUR (1808–1878)

    1. Women Worth Emulating
      1. Chapter III. Miss Caroline Herschel

    CHARLOTTE MARY YONGE (1823–1901)

    1. A Book of Golden Deeds of All Times and Lands
      1. What Is a Golden Deed?
      2. Fathers and Sons (1642–1798)

    THE BROWNIES’ BOOK (1920–1921)

    1. Benjamin Banneker
    2. America’s First Martyr-Patriot (Crispus Attucks)
    3. The Story of Phillis Wheatley
    4. “The Bravest of the Brave” (Elizabeth Blakesley)
    5. The Story of Harriet Tubman

    ANNE FRANK (1929–1945)

    1. The Diary of a Young Girl
      1. July 11, 1942
      2. July 11, 1943
      3. Jan. 2, 1944
      4. Feb. 12, 1944
      5. Feb. 23, 1944
      6. Aug. 1, 1944

    JEAN FRITZ (b. 1915)

    1. Homesick: My Own Story

    MILTON MELTZER (b. 1915)

    1. Benjamin Franklin: The New American
      1. Chapter 6. Improve Yourself, Improve Your Community
      2. Chapter 7. Inventor and Scientist
      3. Chapter 8. Disarming the Clouds of Heaven

    ADVENTURE STORIES

    Introduction

    DANIEL DEFOE (ca. 1660–1731)

    1. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (children’s version, 1823)

    ERNEST THOMPSON SETON (1860–1946)

    1. Raggylug: The Story of a Cottontail Rabbit

    A. A. MILNE (1882–1956)

    1. Winnie-the Pooh
      1. Chapter VIII. In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole

    SHANNON GARST (1894–1981)

    1. James Bowie and His Famous Knife

    E. L. KONIGSBURG (b. 1930)

    1. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

    SCHOOL STORIES

    Introduction

    SARAH FIELDING (1710–1768)

    1. From The Governess; or, The Little Female Academy

    THOMAS HUGHES (1822–1896)

    1. Tom Brown’s Schooldays
      1. Chapter V. Rugby and Football
      2. Chapter VI. After the Match

    RUDYARD KIPLING (1865–1936)

    1. Stalky & Co.
      1. An Unsavory Interlude

    EVELYN SHARP (1869–1955)

    1. In School

    ELEANOR ESTES (1906–1988)

    1. The Hundred Dresses

    AIDAN CHAMBERS (b. 1934)

    1. The Present Takers

    ALMA FLOR ADA (b. 1938)

    1. My Name is María Isabel

    TIM WYNNE-JONES (b. 1948)

    1. Tweedledee and Tweedledead

    NIKKI GRIMES (b. 1950)

    1. Bronx Masquerade

    DOMESTIC FICTION

    Introduction

    MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (1759–1797)

    1. From Original Stories from Real Life

    MARIA EDGEWORTH (1768–1849)

    1. Lazy Lawrence
    2. The Birth-day Present

    MARY MARTHA SHERWOOD (1775–1851)

    1. From The History of the Fairchild Family

    CHARLOTTE MARY YONGE (1823–1901)

    1. A Patchwork Fever

    LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832–1888)

    1. Psyche’s Art

    FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT (1849–1924)

    1. Editha’s Burglar

    L. M. MONTGOMERY (1874–1942)

    1. Each in His Own Tongue

    BEVERLY CLEARY (b. 1916)

    1. Ramona and Her Father

    LENSEY NAMIOKA (b. 1929)

    1. Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

    ROCH CARRIER (b. 1937)

    1. The Hockey Sweater

    MILDRED D. TAYLOR (b. 1943)

    1. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    BRUCE BROOKS (b. 1950)

    1. What Hearts
    2. Out

    Timeline

    General Bibliography

    Selected Bibliographies

    List of Illustrations

    Permissions Acknowledgments

    Index