The Birds Xmas Carol 1888 Illustrated

By: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Price: $18.00

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Blue cloth cover has picture of girl with crutches. Blue cloth is sun faded, corners bumped and light edge wear. Foxing on endpapers and some foxing on inside pages, creased pages. Steel cut illustrations.Kate Douglas Wiggin, an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour. This particular book is the story is about Carol Bird, a Christmas, born child, who as a young girl is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact. She is the youngest member of her family and has devoted older brothers. At about the age of 5, Carol contracts an unspecified illness (possibly tuberculosis), and, by the time she is 10, she is bedridden; physicians say that she does not have long to live. The novel primarily involves Carol making plans for a Christmas celebration for the nine Ruggles children, a poor, working class family living near the Birds. The book is a wistful moral tale about a saintly child, but is enlivened by many humorous scenes, particularly those concerning the home life of the Ruggles family.

Title: The Birds Xmas Carol 1888 Illustrated

Author Name: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Categories: Literature, Classics, Children,

Publisher: Boston Houghton Mifflin Company: 1888-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Jacket Condition: Missing

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: c18-2-163

Keywords: Christmas story snow bird nest feather flock Ruggleses child,