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When We Were Very Young (version 2)

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A. A. Milne

This best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne was first published in 1924. The poems describe the adventures of Christopher Robin. In it w…

The Rainbow and the Rose (Version 2)

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E. Nesbit

Although Edith Nesbit is best known for her innovative children's books and classic ghost stories, she was at heart a poet. She began writin…

Prairie Poems from the Sunflower State

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Lottie Brown Allen

Poems written by Kansas native Lottie Brown Allen expressing her love of her home state. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker

Rosemary and Pansies

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Effie Waller Smith

Effie Waller Smith was recognized as a promising young black poet. Her poems reflect her love of nature, her faith, and her experience as a …

Flame and Shadow, Version 2

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Sara Teasdale

A collection of poetry by American poet Sara Teasdale. Her lyrical poems of love, nature's beauty, and death were much loved during the ear…

With Trumpet and Drum

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Eugene Field

The book is made up of poems compiled from the “Little Book of Western Verse,” the “Second Book of Verse,” and the files of the “Chicago Dai…

The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Although Edna St. Vincent Millay was gaining recognition for her lyrical poems since 1920, it was winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1…

Rivers to the Sea (Version 2)

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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale never disappoints. This lovely book of lyrical poems reminds us of the eternal verities of love, loss and life. - Summary by …

Spring Morning

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Frances Cornford

Frances Cornford, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, wrote several volumes of poetry. In this volume is one of her best known poems, the …

The Janitor's Boy and Other Poems

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Nathalia Crane

Known for her whimsical verse and rhythmic, lilting poems Nathalia Crane was a child prodigy who published her first volume of poetry at the…

Mr Sudberry in his Counting-House

In Freaks on the Fells: Three Months' Rustication, Story 1

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R. M. Ballantyne

In this first story in Freaks on the Fells, Mr Sudberry, a successful London merchant takes his family on a Scottish highlands vacation. Ov…

A Double Standard

In Poems

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Frances E. W. Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an influential female African American poet. Her poetry often deals with themes of freedom, discrimination,…

Kalo-eke-eke, the Timid Taro

In Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods

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William Drake Westervelt

William Drake Westervelt was an eminent scholar of Hawaiian culture, language, and history. In this capacity, he collected the ghost stories…


In The Tale of Jolly Robin

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Arthur Scott Bailey

Arthur Scott Bailey, a native of the state of Vermont, wrote over forty children's books using a variety of animals, birds and even insects …

The Princess on the Glass Mountain

In Swanhilde, and other Fairy Tales

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Wilhelm Hauff

Wilhelm Hauff was a German poet and novelist, perhaps best known for his fairy tales (Märchen). Some of his stories, such as the Caliph…