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New Books A Book That Children Will Love Johnny Gruelle has written a book of fairy stories which P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, has just published. He has not only written them, but he has...

...There are twelve brand new stories in his latest bookó"My Very Own Fairy Stories...
...I see I shall have to explain in a very simple manner what any tiny cricket knows...
...My Very Own Fairy Stories" by John Gruelle is the kind of fairy book that children love and parents and teachers approve...
...Our nights are your days and your days are our nights...
...Some of the other titles are "The Kind Hearted Ginger Bread Man" "The Hapnv Story" "The Rubbery Dubberv Smiles" The twelve fairy tales are illustrated with eighty-seven pictures in full colors in Johnny uruelle's happiest style...
...Another charming little story is "The Good Finger Fairies...
...Gruelle is well known as an artist, but henceforth he will be known not only as an artist, but as a genius for concocting the most delightful stories for children...
...In describing them, one deplores the scarcity of more adjectives like charming and lovable and whimsical...
...You must read the entire story to an audicnc»j of eager little listeners to get the full delightful effect...
...That he is himself a chil...
...Therefore, it is nearly our noon...
...The first story in the book gives one an insight into the nature of the rest of them...
...He has not only written them, but he has illustrated tnem himself with pictures as quaint and whimsical as the text...
...at heart, and in the writing of these stories did not need to commit that terrible crime against the child: "Writing down to him...
...The book is bound in boards with front and back covers in full colors, and it comes in an artistic box at the almost unbelievable small price of 51-00...
...Little Elsie May is lying before the fireplace reading a book when she hears a cricket singing this strange song: "Klickity, Klickity, Rickity Ray, . Oh, what a wonderful moonlit day, The stars are out and it's nearly neon, 'iiie sun is green and so's the moon, Ray, Rickity, Klickity, Klickity, Klickity, Klickitv Rickity Ray, Oh, v\ hat a wonderful moonlit day, The stars arc-" The explanation of whv crickets call it the "moonlit day" and consider it noon because the stars are out is one of the most delightful little whimseys we have ever read...
...The stars are out and it's nearly your midnight...
...However, mere excerpts from it would not give you an adequate idea of its delicious-ness...
...These stories are all those, and then some...
...So when you are having moonlight we call that our day...
...Your sun is our moon and our moon is your sun...
...In the cricket language we are having a beavtiful moonlit day...
...And not only are they cunning and clever, but they show that the author dearly lo"es and completely understands children...

Vol. 9 • December 1917 • No. 12


 
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