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Happy Birthday Sarah Orne Jewett! (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909)

From our stacks;

1. Cover of A White Heron and Other Stories By Sarah Orne Jewett.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1886.

2. Cover of A Native of Winby and Other Tales By Sarah Orne Jewett.  Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1893.

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Seen in the stacks: the Young Folks Library, a recent donation to the collections that has joined our holdings in 19th-century and early 20th-century children’s literature.  Some of the titles include Myths and legendsWonders of earth, sea and skyThe animal story book, and Famous fairy tales - in other words, pretty much the same topics kids like to read about today. But did your books look like this when you were a kid?  I know mine didn’t!

Young Folks Library, v. 1-21. Boston : Hall and Locke Company, [1902, 1910]. Third edition.  MU Ellis Special Collections Closed AC5 .Y69

- Kelli