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The Children’s Hour Series

A set of books edited by Marjorie Barrows, originally published by Spencer Press in 1953.


Books in the The Children’s Hour series:

Myths from Many Lands (1906)

A large selection of myths. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane
Howard Pyle
T. H. Robinson
E. Boyd Smith

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Poems and Rhymes (1907)

A collection of poems with illustrations by many artists. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Howard Pyle
E. Boyd Smith
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 16 (1953)

A collection of short science fiction. and the various indexes to the set.

Author(s): Robert Heinlein
Various
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone
Hardie Gramatky
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)

An anthology of fairy tales, old and new.  The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun

Author(s): Margaret J. Baker
Kenneth Grahame
E. Nesbit
James Thurber
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hardie Gramatky
Wanda Gág
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Robert Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Louis Slobodkin
Lynd Ward
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 4 (1953)

A collection of humorous and nonsense stories and verse.  Includes a selection from Mr. Popper's Penguins with illustrations by Robert Lawson. 

Author(s): Florence Atwater
Richard Atwater
Walter R. Brooks
Richard Hughes
Hugh Lofting
Betty MacDonald
Laura E. Richards
Carl Sandburg
Various
Carolyn Wells
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Robert McCloskey
John Tenniel
Keith Ward
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 5 (1953)

A copious collection of poetry. Includes Robert Lawson's illustrations to three poems of Jonathan Bing. The image on page 247 of Jonathan with a wheelbarrow does not appear in Just for Fun.

Author(s): Robert Browning
Lewis Carroll
Charles E. Carryl
Alfred Noyes
Robert W. Service
Various
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Orton Jones
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Robert Lawson
Et al

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