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THE SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER
BOOKS FOR THE
BOYS AND GIRLS
Fairy, Animal and Adventure Stories, With Pictures
for the Little One Books for Boys.
Accounts of Action Along the Various Fronts, Letters
From the Trenches, and Other War Books.
9$ the Very Little One's.
- WfcsU happened to little girl on
fka Moonlight excursions on which the
Airy ueeo took her la told by Marian
Whiles Wlldman Fcnner In Betty
BmMful Nights Q. P. Putnam'.
The itorlea are of the kind
Uttle children like and are told
rlfht way, and tho pictures by
M. Burd are good.
fej More about a perennial favorite of.
WX' 9km anraery t told by Amy Orooka In
hp Bmmtky Dainty's Sew Friend (La
ui , ' tot, Lee and Shepard Company, Hos
r lm) Dorothy keeps on being a little
M Without change In spite of the
mar books about her doings. (SI.)
mall boy encounter many ntrange
Mrtatures In dreamland in Gertrude
Alleo Kay's When the Sandman Comet'
(Moffat, Tard & Co.) Some arc magi- I
'Ml and acme are like those that big
know about, but nil are told In '
right way and tho author's pic-1
are even better than tho stories. 1
The chronlclo of a small clrlVt doings
tf by day through the week are re
orted by Clara WhltehtU Hunt In
Atout Harriet (Houghton Mifflin Com
yoaqr). She Is a natural little girl
irMk a normal capacity for mischief
ad la not shown off for grown pco-
pie to laugh at. Tho picture In color
by Maglnel Wright Enrlght are de
llghtful In every way. ($1.28.)
Instruction lurk In the pretty ito
rles and tho prettier pictures of
Uttle Folkt in Btuy-hand (Charles
Scribner'a Sons), by Ada Van Stone
Harris and Lilian McLean .Waldo. Tho
children are enticed to make the various
objects of paper, -wood and other ma
te rials that the manual training of tho
kindergarten requires. For this di
rections are supplied. In tho charm'
lng Illustration Ellaabeth Jonea
Baboock employs all form of art,
color, black and white and silhouette.
An expert In modern methods of story
telling, Sara Cone Bryant, has written a
volume of' Stories to Tell the Littlest
Ones (Houghton Mifflin Company).
While the element of the supernatural
and the fanciful 1 by no mean ex
cluded most of the simple tale relate
to objects and animals that children
nre likely to noUce and stick pretty
cicely to truth. The illustrations are
by Willy Pogany. (11.50.)
Pleasant, simple uttle stories of a
type that seems to be very popular are
told by Mary Graham Bonner In
Daddy's Bed-Time Animal Stories
(Frederick A. Stokes Company). The
Illustrations In color and the charm
ing llttlo headpieces by Florence
Choate and Elizabeth Curtis are fine.
The pretty Illustrations by Hattle
kom JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG'S
MVSTBRV OTHE MATED MaN" LTXZFtASI )
PENROD AND SAM. Kbkixqton.
The hook to mad aloud. Thli new comedy of boy-
hooj U a atnrvhnuwi of rhucklei.
Nit, si. .13. U-ather, Net. 11.93.
THF FMPFROR OF PORTUGALIJA.
By MXM l.C;i:ill.1K. Translated bs Velma Swanaton Toward.
The wry brrith uf llfo l In It. tho beauty of SToat art."
Net. SI. 33.
N. Y. Ttnua.
THE HEART OF RACHAEL. '
The stnrr of a woman' heart In the crucible of marrUc. Called on
all sltita ''Mr.. Ntrrl' flnrt ittnrl." Net, St. 33.
THE BIRD HOUSE MAN. rArn
A romance of bird and floorn and New England Villain Ufa.
mnnviMr circ Br GENE
jTIVrntllivs rA,6. HfRATTON-PORTEK.
True natural hlilory for Children, In the form of frHt"ie
sturics, rnyram. ana rcnurKaniu nature pnotograpoa.
BEEF, IRON AND WINE. R.t"
Tonic. Invigorating tain of the every day uvea of
every uay ioi.io nut ton in a Daw way.
For fiaJa at all HookaUrea.
nouiiLEDAY. pxae a CO..
Qariien city. r. T.
Longvtreet make C. E. Kllbourne's
little nursery tale Baby Kangaroo and
Lily Lamb (The Penn Publishing Com
pany) very attractive.
A short animal tale The Clever
House by Stella George Stern Perry,
cleverly Illustrated by Virginia Good
rich, is doled out dally to children in
homoeopathic dose for a week, but they
are spared on Sunday. The parts are
enclosed In an envelope (Paul Elder A
Co., San Francisco).
The combination of Rose O'Neill and
Elizabeth V. Qulnn will in all likeli
hood force The Keicple Primer (Fred
erick A. Stokes Company) into ttie
schools. The Illustrator has provided
an abundance of delightful pictures
embodying her creation In countless
forms: her collaborator supplies tho In
struction and the music neoded in di
recting the first steps in reading, writ
ing, spelling, marching and so forth.
The Jingles and verses In Aunt Sa
die" t Rhymes and Rhyme Storlet (E. P.
Dutton A Co.) are such as every little
child can enjoy and Icarn to repeat
Another poet chooses to sing to the
nursery In The Ocntlcst Uiant (The
Wayne Publishing Company, New
York), by Anna Bird Stetvnrt. charm
ing verses that llttlo children can
wholly understand and appreciate, il
lustrated with delightful and artistic
drawings, many of them colored, by
Dugald Stewart Walker. It is a re
turn to the much abused simplicity of
a century ago that Is thoroughly re
freshing in these days of sophisticated
literature and children. (SI.)
It Is not for the moat Important
member of tho family but for its
mother that Bab Journal Is gotten
up sumptuously with elaborate and ar
tistic decorations and pictures by
Blanche Fisher Wright (Charle Scrib
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of the pages she may record all the
steps tn the infant's procress and have
her memory Jogcpd by the Inscriptions
on each: "Baby's first tooth," "Baby
talks," and so on. ($2.) ,
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(The Bobbs-Merrlll Company, Indlan
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Charles C. D. Roberts' New Book
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that little children can understand tho
chief event in the life of Christ. Tho
Illustration by Harold Speakman are
plentiful and very good.
In Pioneer Ufe for Utile Children
(Tho Uohbs-Mcrrlll Company, by
Eitclla Adams, elementary facts about
Indians and about the life of the first
settlers are exprewed In ihort sen
tences for the benefit of children be
ginning to read. The pictures nre ap
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What Daddies Do (Houprhton Mifflin
Company), for which Alice Krcle Hunt
Muppllcs pictures. Ho begins with the
humbler pursuit which first attract
children, the milkman, the policeman,
the car conductor, and ends with the
duller professional men. (75 cents.)
Booka for Bays.
A manly Connecticut boy Is taken
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he is trained In lumbering and in
out of door activities In Uelmore
Browne's The Quest of the Golden
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then on a long hunt for gold In
Alaska. Ho Is accompanied by an
other boy and by an accomplished
uncle, who Is careful to explain every
thing that Is done as they make their
way up a river to their destination.
It is all Information that boys will
value and there are adventures enough
to keep young readers excited. ($1.2j.)
A classic biography, ltobert South
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Mifflin Company), Is printed again as
a boy's book at a time when English
patriotism is roused, and the etor of
the career of hec most famous naval
commander wlllfotrengthen the en
thusiasm for the navy. Sir Henry
Newbolt writes an Introduction In
which he tries to extenuate Nelson's
conduct at Naples, but he wlselv
leaves Southey's text untouched. There !
nre many colored picture by A. D.
For the excellent "Tru Stories of
Great Americana" series William H. ,
HpHoHJB EB f ESaaaaaaaaaa I
of letter relating- to hi work. They
are genuine, unaffected, manly letter
which the writer never expected to
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The letter of Harold Chapln con
tained In Soldier and Dramatljf
(John Lane Company), are moro ex
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were written to hi wife, hi mother
and hla little boy. Tho author wu a
Brooklyn boy brought up In Kngland,
where he was a stags manager and
playwright !efore ho enlisted. He waa
killed in September, 1916. Bright,
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spirits of those at home and telling his
In A French Mother in War Time
(Kdward Arnold; Longmans, Green 4
Co.), Mme. Edouard Drumont describes
her emotion ami some of her experi
ences at tho beginning of the war when
her eon went to the front. The reader
will learn as mudh of her own trouble
and thoso of her husband as he will
of her son's experience. He seems to
bo a fine fellow and much les conven
tional and literary than his parent.
Tho translation Is by Graco K. Bevir.
Tho dozen short letters In Vu Man
(George H. Doran Company), by L. E.
L. may possibly have been written by
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at home. They do this very effect vcly
with the pathetic pictures ; 1I19
anxious mother, her llttlo boy and the
now of their loss at tho viul o
A YOUNG YALE MAN WHO
IS FLY1NC FOR FRANCE
"Hying for Pranei by Carroll nn
Wlnslow, who has soon active tt r 1 0f
aomo months duration, cuplaCy lt ti
battles around Verdun, will fon be j,jb
llshod by Charles Hcrlbnor'a i-on.. lhe
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