Trouble Ahead!

Illustration:  The Queen and Elise.  The Witch Makes Ready the Magic Drink.  From the story "The Wild Swans."  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

The Queen and Elise.

The Witch Makes Ready the Magic Drink.

From the story “The Wild Swans.”

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

By William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

Cinderella!

Illustration:  Cinderella.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

“Now fetch the mouse-trap from the shelf – there are six mice inside;”

She changed them to six prancing steeds, all harnessed side by side.

“Now fetch the rat-trap,” and there was therein a large black rat,

So he was made a coachman, with silk stockings and cocked hat.

Six lizards happening to be there, all ready to the hand,

Were changed to powdered footmen, staff and bouquet all so grand.

“Now, Cinderella, here’s your coach to take you to the ball.”

“Not as I am,” she cried; “like this I cannot go at all.”

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Cinderella.

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Santa’s Giant Helper? Helpers?

Illustration:  Jack the Giant Killer.  Once Upon a Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.  Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

The Giant.

From the story “Jack The Giant Killer.”

Once Upon a Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

My Tiny Son!

Illustration:  THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

THUMBLING AS JOURNEYMAN

A certain tailor had a son, who happened to be small, and no bigger than a Thumb, and on this account he was always called Thumbling. He had, however, some courage in him, and said to his father, “Father, I must and will go out into the world.” “That’s right, my son,” said the old man, and took a long darning-needle and made a knob of sealing-wax on it at the candle, “and there is a sword for thee to take with thee on the way.”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Pig In A Pear Tree!

Illustration:  Pig In A Pear Tree.  The Story of The Three Little Pigs.  McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Well, the little pig bustled up the next morning at four o’clock, and went off for the pears, hoping to get back before the wolf came. But he had further to go, and had to climb the tree, so that just as he was getting down from it he saw the wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, frightened him very much. When the wolf came up he said, “What! are you here before me? are they nice pears?” “Yes, very,” said the little pig. “I will throw you down one;” and he threw it so far that while the wolf was going to pick it up, the little pig jumped down and ran home.

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The Story of The Three Little Pigs.

McLoughlin Bro’s: New York. Ca 1900.

Story Time For Goats!

Illustration:  ON THE ISLAND.  Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.  Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

ON THE ISLAND.

. . . Old Janet settled herself a little further off, winking and blinking at thought of the pleasure at hand.  For at these times Nellie told them stories; and if you think they did not understand, I can only say that it was Nellie’e belief that her goats understood every word.


From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

Fairy Candles In The Sky!

Illustration:  The Candle-Lighters  A Year With the Fairies.  Written by Anna M. Scott.  Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.  P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

The Candle-Lighters

When shadows creep at eventide

And little ones are safe inside,

Bright stars a-twinkling way up high

Are Fairies’ candles in the sky.

When shadows creep at eventide

The Fairies take their evening ride;

On flitting fireflies wafted high

They light their candles in the sky.

 

A Year With the Fairies.

Written by Anna M. Scott.

Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.

P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.

The Joy Of Jumping!

Illustration:  “The princess had just time to give one delighted shriek of laughter before the water closed over them.”     From the story "The Light Princess."  Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.  Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie.  Illustrated and Decorated by: Mary Hamilton Fry.  George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.

“The princess had just time to give one delighted shriek of laughter before the water closed over them.”

 

From the story “The Light Princess.”

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.

Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie.

Illustrated and Decorated by: Mary Hamilton Fry.

George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.

The Devil In The Graveyard!

Illustration:  “Stupid Devil,” cried the soldier, “it won’t do!. . .”  THE GRAVE-MOUND.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.  Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.  Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

“Stupid Devil,” cried the soldier, “it won’t do!. . .”

THE GRAVE-MOUND.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Translated from the German By Margaret Hunt.

Illustrated By John B. Gruelle.

Cupples and Leon Company: New York. Ca 1914.

Cinderella’s Sad Story!

Illustration:  Cinderella.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

There was an honest gentleman, who had a daughter dear;

His wife was dead, he took instead a new one in a year;

She had two daughters – Caroline and Bella were their names;

They called the other daughter Cinderella, to their shames,

Because she had to clean the hearths and black-lead all the grates;

She also had to scrub the floors, and wash the dinner plates.

But though the others went abroad, did nothing, smiled and drest,

Yet Cinderella all the time was prettiest and best.

The King who ruled in that country, he had an only son,

Who gave a ball to all the town, when he was twenty-one;

And Caroline and Bella were invited, and they said,

“Cinderella shall leave scrubbing, and act as ladies maid.”

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The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Tiny Travels Like The Wind!

Illustration:   THE OSTRICH CARRIAGE.  Tiny and Her Vanity.  McLoughlin Bros.: New York. Ca 1892.

THE OSTRICH CARRIAGE.

. . . “Where are you going, little maid?” “Oh, many, many miles from here,” said Tiny. “Get upon my back,” said and the Ostrich, kneeling down; and Tiny was soon upon his back, speeding away like the wind, until she reached the sea-shore.

Tiny and Her Vanity.

McLoughlin Bros.: New York. Ca 1892.

A Big Baby or Tiny Fairies?

Illustration:  The Good King took it to his Palace.  From the story “Prince Darling.”  Fairy Tales From France  Retold by William Trowbridge Larned.  Illustrations by John Rae.  Wise Book Company: New York. Ca 1920.

The Kingdom in which the little Princess was born was a Favorite Dwelling Place for Fairies.

From the story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.”

Fairy Tales From France

Retold by William Trowbridge Larned.

Illustrations by John Rae.

Wise Book Company: New York. Ca 1920.

Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother!

Illustration:  From the story "CINDERELLA OR THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER."  Once Upon a Time.  Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.  Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Cinderella did not see what on earth a pumpkin could have to do with her going to the ball, but she ran quickly, chose the biggest and finest pumpkin on the vines, and carried it to her godmother.

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From the story “CINDERELLA OR THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER.”

Once Upon a Time.

Edited by Katharine Lee Bates.

Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price.

Rand McNally & Company: Chicago & New York. 1921.

A Sloven!

Illustration:  A Sad Case.  Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

A SAD CASE.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern

Was very untidy – you might say, a sloven!

She always objected to dusting and cleaning;

Towards brushes and brooms she had no sort of leaning.

In fact it was said that the sight of a duster,

Upstairs or downstairs, would simply disgust her;

And a broom to the room of this sad Miss. MacGovern

Was as strange as a spider’s web in a hot oven.

Matilda Belinda Lucinda MacGovern,

Oh! what could have taught her to be such a sloven?

The birds or the bees? – show us anything neater!

The daisies? – Ah! What could be nicer and sweeter?

Little Bo-Peep And Other Good Stories.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.

What Is Upstairs?

Illustration:  They Rushed Upstairs.  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

They rushed upstairs, and Father Bruin, growling.

Cried out, “Who’s lain upon my bed?”

“Who’s lain on mine?” cried Mother Bruin howling;

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.