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Image from page 110 of "The Bookshelf for boys and girls Little Journeys into Bookland" (1912)

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Title: The Bookshelf for boys and girls Little Journeys into Bookland

Year: 1912 (1910s)

Authors: University Society, New York

Subjects: Children's literature Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries Literature Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Publisher: New York : University Society

Contributing Library: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library

Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University-Idaho



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fairy-storytellers. Joel Chandler Harris, the Americanwriter, who was born in 1848, and died on July4, 1908, told those charming negro tales of Uncle Remus, in which Brer Fox and BrerRabbit and the Tar Baby have such wonderfulparts to play; and Carl Ewald, a Danish school-master, born in 1856 and died in 1908, who wroteMr. Two-legs, and some seventy other fairytales. When we have mentioned them, we havenoticed most of those who knew the fairies. THE BEST OF ALL THE FAIRY PLAYS,PETER PAN Though, after all, we may be asked, Whatabout Peter Pan? Certainly, Mr. J. M. Barrie, the writer of thatmost charming of all the fairy plays, knows thelittle folk as well as any we have mentioned; but,of course, he is famous for many other thingsthan the writing of Peter Pan. Let us hope the time will never come whengreat authors may not think it worth their whileto tell any more stories of the fairies, for we maybe sure there never will be a time when boys andgirls will not be ready to listen to them.


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A FAIRYLAND MESSENGER. STRANGE TALESAND HUMOROUS STORIES WHAT IS MEANT BY STRANGE TALES? There is no form of story that cannot befound as far back as we can trace stories atall. And this is true because by the timethat men were wise enough to have a lan-guage rich in words they were also cleverenough to have learned how to please thosewho loved story-telling. They had foundout ways to make their hearers laugh or tomake them grieve. A great English writergives as the rule for pleasing readers:Make them laugh, make them cry, keepthem guessing. But the rule was wellknown in the far distant past when somehunter dressed in furs told in a fire-lightedcave the story of slaying a big bear. But we all know that in telling a story it isso hard as to be nearly impossible to tellonly the plain facts. One tries to make astory interesting—to put in the things hethought rather than the things that hap-pened. So a story-teller soon finds out thathe can make a story quite different by tell-ing it in



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