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Good stories for great holidays : arranged for story-telling and reading aloud and for the children's own reading

Author: Frances Jenkins Olcott
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914.
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Olcott, Frances Jenkins.
Good stories for great holidays.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1914
(OCoLC)894097443
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Jenkins Olcott
OCLC Number: 1319372
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxi pages, 2 leaves, [3]-461, [1] pages : color frontispiece, color plates ; 21 cm.
Contents: New Year's Day (January 1). The fairy's New Year gift / Emilie Poulsson (In the Child's World) ; The little match girl / Hans Christian Andersen (Stories and Tales) ; The twelve months / Alexander Chodzko (Slav Fairy Tales) ; The mail-coach passengers / Hans Christian Andersen (Fairy Tales) --
Lincoln's Birthday (February 12). He rescues the birds / Noah Brooks (Abraham Lincoln ) ; Lincoln and the little girl / Charles W. Moores (Life of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls) ; Training for the presidency / Orison Swett Marden (Winning Out) ; Why Lincoln was called "Honest Abe" / Noah Brooks (Abraham Lincoln ) ; A stranger at Five-Points (Adapted) ; A Solomon come to judgment / Charles W. Moores (Life of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls) ; George Pickett's friend / Charles W. Moores (Life of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls) ; Lincoln the lawyer / Z.A. Mudge (The Forest Boy) ; The courage of his convictions (Adapted) ; Mr. Lincoln and the Bible / Z.A. Mudge (The Forest Boy) ; His Springfield farewell address / (Abraham Lincoln) --
Saint Valentine's Day (February 14). Saint Valentine ; A prisoner's Valentine / Millicent Olmsted (The Cosmopolitan Magazine) ; A girl's Valentine charm (The Connoisseur, 1775) ; Mr. Pepys, his valentine / Samuel Pepys (Diary) ; Cupid and Psyche / Josephine Preston Peabody (Old Greek Folk Stories) --
Washington's Birthday (February 22). Three old tales / M.L. Weems (Life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes) ; Young George and the colt / Horace E. Scudder (George Washington) ; Washington the athlete / Albert F. Blaisdell and Francis K. Ball (Hero Stories from American History) ; Washington's modesty / Henry Cabot Lodge (George Washington) ; Washington at Yorktown / Henry Cabot Lodge (George Washington) --
Resurrection Day (Easter Sunday, March or April). A lesson of faith / Mrs. Alfred Gatty (Parables from Nature) ; A child's dream of a star / Charles Dickens ; The loveliest rose in the world / Hans Christian Andersen (Stories and Tales) --
May Day (May 1). The snowdrop / Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Bailey and Lewis ; The three little butterfly brothers (from the German) ; The water-drop / Friedrich Wilhelm Carove (Story without an End), translated by Sarah Austin ; The spring beauty / Henry R. Schoolcraft (The Myth of Hiawatha) ; The fairy tulips (English folk-tale) ; The stream that ran away / Mary Austin (The Basket Woman) ; The elves / Harriet Maxwell Converse (Myths and Legends of the New York State Iroquois) ; The canon flowers / Ralph Connor (The Sky Pilot) ; Clytie, the Heliotrope / Ovid (Metamorphoses) ; Hyacinthus / Ovid (Metamorphoses) ; Echo and Narcissus / Ovid (Metamorphoses) --
Mothers' Day (Second Sunday in May). The lark and its young ones / P.V. Ramaswami Raju (Indian Fables) ; Cornelia's jewels / James Baldwin (Fifty Famous Stories Retold) ; Queen Margaret and the robbers / Albert F. Blaisdell (Stories from English History) ; The revenge of Coriolanus / Charles Morris (Historical Tales) ; The widow and the three sons --
Memorial Day (May 30) and Flag Day (June 14). Betsy Ross and the flag / Harry Pringle Ford ; The Star-Spangled Banner / Eva March Tappan (Hero Stories from American History) ; The little drummer-boy / Albert Bushnell Hart (The Romance of the Civil War) ; A flag incident / M.M. Thomas (Captain Phil) ; Two hero-stories of the Civil War / Ben La Bree (Camp Fires of the Confederacy) ; The young sentinel / Z. A. Mudge (The Forest Boy) ; The colonel of the zouaves / Noah Brooks (Abraham Lincoln) ; General Scott and the Stars and Stripes / E.D. Townsend (Anecdotes of the Civil War) --
Independence Day (July 4). The Declaration of Independence / Washington Irving (Life of Washington) ; The signing of the Declaration of Independence / H.A. Guerber (The Story of the Thirteen Colonies) ; A brave girl / James Johonnot (Stories of Heroic Deeds) ; The Boston tea-party / John Andrews (Letter to a friend written in 1773) ; A gunpowder story / John Esten Cooke (Stories of the Old Dominion) ; The capture of Fort Ticonderoga / Washington Irving (Life of Washington) ; Washington and the cowards / Washington Irving (Life of Washington) --
Labor Day (First Monday in September). The smithy / P.V. Ramaswami Raju (Indian Fables) ; The nail / The Brothers Grimm (German Household Tales) ; The elves and the shoemaker / Horace E. Scudder (Book of Fables and Folk Stories) ; The hillman and the housewife / Juliana Horatia Ewing (Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales) ; Hofus the stone-cutter : a Japanese legend (The Riverside Third Reader) ; Arachne / Josephine Preston Peabody (Old Greek Folk Stories) ; The metal king (a German folk-tale) ; The choice of Hercules / Xenophon (Memorabilia of Socrates) ; The speaking statue / Gesta Romanorum ; The champion stone-cutter / Hugh Miller ; Bill Brown's test / Cleveland Moffett (Careers of Danger and Daring) --
Columbus Day (October 12). Columbus and the egg / James Baldwin (Thirty More Famous Stories Retold) ; Columbus at La Rabida / Washington Irving (Life of Christopher Columbus) ; The mutiny / A. de Lamartine (Life of Columbus) ; The first landing of Columbus in the new world / Washington Irving (Life of Christopher Columbus) --
Halloween (October 31). The old witch / The Brothers Grimm (German Household Tales) ; Shippeitaro / Mary F. Nixon-Roulet (Japanese Folk Stories and Fairy Tales) ; Hansel and Grethel / The Brothers Grimm (German Household Tales) ; Burg Hill's on fire / Elizabeth W. Grierson (Children's Book of Celtic Stories) ; The king of the cats / Ernest Rhys (Fairy-Gold) ; The strange visitor / Joseph Jacobs (English Fairy Tales) ; The benevolent goblin / Gesta Romanorum ; The phantom knight of the vandal camp / Gesta Romanorum --
Thanksgiving Day (Last Thursday in November). The first harvest-home in Plymouth / W. De Loss Love, Jr. (The Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England) ; The master of the harvest / Mrs. Alfred Gatty (Parables from Nature) ; Saint Cuthbert's eagle / The Venerable Bede (Life and Miracles of Saint Cuthbert) ; The ears of wheat / The Brothers Grimm (German Household Tales) ; How Indian corn came into the world / Henry R. Schoolcraft (The Myth of Hiawatha) ; The nutcracker dwarf / Count Franz Pocci (Fur Frohliche Kinder) ; The pumpkin pirates : a tale from Lucian / Alfred J. Church (The Greek Gulliver) ; The spirit of the corn / Harriet Maxwell Converse (Myths and Legends of the New York State Iroquois) ; The horn of plenty / Ovid (Metamorphoses) --
Christmas Day (December 25). Little Piccola / Celia Thazter (Stories and Poems for Children) ; The stranger child : a legend / Count Franz Pocci (Fur Frohliche Kinder) ; Saint Christopher / William Caxton (Golden Legend) ; The Christmas rose : an old legend / Lizzie Deas (Flower Favourites) ; The wooden shoes of Little Wolff / Francois Coppee ; The pine tree / Hans Christian Andersen (Wonder Stories) ; The Christmas cuckoo / Frances Browne (Granny's Wonderful Chair) ; The Christmas fairy of Strasburg : a German folk-tale / J. Stirling Coyne (Illustrated London News) ; The three purses / William S. Walsh (Story of Santa Klaus) ; The thunder oak : a Scandinavian legend / William S. Walsh and others ; The Christmas thorn of Glastonbury : a legend of ancient Britain / William of Malmesbury and others ; The three kings of Cologne : a legend of the Middle Ages / John of Hildesheim, modernized by H.S. Morris --
Arbor Day. The little tree that longed for other leaves / Friedrich Ruckert ; Why the evergreen trees never lose their leaves / Florence Holbrook (Book of Nature Myths) ; Why the aspen quivers (Old legend) ; The wonder tree / Friedrich Adolph Krummacher (Parables) ; The proud oak tree (Old fable) ; Baucis and Philemon / H.P. Maskell, Francis Storr (Half-a-Hundred Hero Tales) ; The unfruitful tree / Friedrich Adolph Krummacher (Parables) ; The Dryad of the old oak / James Russell Lowell (Rhoecus, a poem) ; Daphne / Ovid (Metamorphoses) --
Bird Day. The old woman who became a woodpecker / Phoebe Cary (A Legend of the Northland, poem) ; The boy who became a robin / Henry R. Schoolcraft (The Myth of Hiawatha) ; The tongue-cut sparrow / A.B. Mitford (Tales of Old Japan) ; The quails : a legend of the Jataka (Riverside Fourth Reader) ; The magpie's nest / Joseph Jacobs (English Fairy Tales) ; The greedy geese (Il Libro d'Oro) ; The king of the birds / The Brothers Grimm (German Household Tales) ; The dove who spoke truth / Abbie Farwell Brown (The Curious Book of Birds) ; The busy blue jay / Olive Thorne Miller (True Bird Stories) ; Babes in the woods / John Burroughs (Bird Stories from Burroughs) ; The pride of the regiment / Harry M. Kieffer (The Recollections of a Drummer Boy) ; The mother murre / Dallas Lore Sharp (Summer).
Responsibility: by Frances Jenkins Olcott.

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