Maria L. Kirk
(1860 - 1938)
Maria Louise Kirk often signed her word as Maria L. Kirk. She was schooled at the School of Design for Women and the Academy of Fine Arts (both in Philadelphia). She illustrated dozens of children’s books.
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Anne’s House of Dreams (1917)
Emily Climbs (1925)
In this second volume of the trilogy, Emily goes off to high school and continues her writing. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
Emily of New Moon (1923)
Emily’s Quest (1927)
In the last installment of the trilogy Emily falls in and out of love, and finally becomes a published author.
The Princess and Curdie (1908)
In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie and his beasts restore Irene’s King-Papa to his throne. Read online at archive.org.
The Princess and the Goblin (1907)
The Princess Irene is being raised at her King Papa’s hunting lodge. When her nurse keeps her out too late one evening, they are rescued from the goblins by Curdy, a miner’s son. Read online at Hathitrust.
Rainbow Valley (1919)
In this book, the attention turns to Anne and Gilbert’s children and their neighbors. Read for free online at Internet Archive.