Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 01, Nov. 4, 1879

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(4.5 stars; 2 reviews)

Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories,fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, and more for children. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. - Summary by Jill Engle (1 hr 28 min)


The Brave Swiss Boy: Part I - The Swiss Peasant and His Son 19:16 Read by jlenardon
"I Can Swim, Sir" 2:41 Read by jlenardon
The Golden Glove 4:52 Read by jlenardon
Nature's Barometers 2:52 Read by jlenardon
Slain by Her Defender 3:02 Read by jlenardon
The Preay Chamber by An Old Boy 7:14 Read by jlenardon
The Story of a Parrot 13:10 Read by jlenardon
The Boy's Telescope 9:47 Read by jlenardon
The Magic Bottle 4:56 Read by jlenardon
Two Ways of Putting It 2:48 Read by jlenardon
Our Post Office Box 4:32 Read by Anusha Iyer
Fun 4:58 Read by Anusha Iyer
Gymnastic Exercises 3:15 Read by Anusha Iyer
Indian Clubs 3:27 Read by Anusha Iyer
A New Serial; Harper's Young People; A Liberal Offer for 1880 Only 1:58 Read by Jill Engle


Good fun

(4 stars)

This is a terrific magazine series for kids from the 1800's. It reminds me so much of the Cricket magazines I used read in my school library. There are serialised short stories, poems, science, art, jokes, letters from readers, in essence everything you would expect to see in a children's magazine. I enjoyed the audiobook but I'd love to see a text version with the illustrations. Many thanks to the readers.