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Kids Books

#1 Post by Elew » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:38 am

A place for any kids books that go back in history, fairly accurately.

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Re: Kids Books

#2 Post by Elew » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:46 am

The first series that comes to mind is A Little Maid series, by Alice Turner Curtis

Alice published the first of the series, A Little Maid of Provincetown, in 1913. Solar minimum of cycle 15 was just beginning I believe.

Her stories are fiction, but with real history woven in, as well as writing about the daily life of a child in colonial times...from an early 1900s perspective. They are very nicely done, and she researched the local history for each book quite well.

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Re: Kids Books

#3 Post by Andy F » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:21 am

So, a Jaguar sent a Jaguar on the book hunt? :D

Alice Turner Curtis - PDF book list:

A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter. 1920 PDF. https://ia801606.us.archive.org/23/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Challenge to Adventure. "Mrs Irving Curtis author" (see below)

The Little Runaways. 1906 PDF. https://ia801902.us.archive.org/5/items ... 00curt.pdf

The Little Runaways at Orchard House. 1908 PDF. https://ia601905.us.archive.org/13/item ... 00curt.pdf

Grandpa's Little Girls' House-boat Party. PDF https://ia801907.us.archive.org/17/item ... curt_1.pdf

Grandpa's Little Girls At School. 1908 PDF. https://ia801903.us.archive.org/35/item ... curt_0.pdf

Grandpa's Little Girls All Grown Up. https://ia801908.us.archive.org/11/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony. 1915 PDF. https://ia801400.us.archive.org/32/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Little Maid of Old Maine. 1920 PDF. https://ia601609.us.archive.org/19/item ... curt_0.pdf

A Little Maid of Old New York. 1921 PDF https://ia801608.us.archive.org/29/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia. 1921 PDF. https://ia800202.us.archive.org/22/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Little Maid of Narragansett Bay. 1915 PDF. https://ia801609.us.archive.org/13/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Little Maid of Province Town. 1913 PDF. https://ia802605.us.archive.org/23/item ... rtgoog.pdf

A Little Maid of Ticonderoga. 1917 PDF. https://ia801608.us.archive.org/10/item ... curt_0.pdf

A Little Maid of Old Connecticut. 1918 PDF https://ia801608.us.archive.org/4/items ... curt_0.pdf

A Little Maid of Virginia. 1922 PDF https://ia801608.us.archive.org/16/item ... curt_1.pdf

A Little Maid of Bunker Hill. 1916 PDF https://ia801608.us.archive.org/33/item ... 00curt.pdf

The Story of Cotton. 1911 PDF. https://ia800303.us.archive.org/22/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Yankee Girl at Shiloh. 1922 PDF https://ia801609.us.archive.org/22/item ... 00curt.pdf

Marjorie's Way. 1911 PDF. https://ia800205.us.archive.org/10/item ... rtiala.pdf

Marjorie On Beacon Hill. 1913 PDF. https://ia801902.us.archive.org/24/item ... 00curt.pdf

A Little Heroine of Illinois, A Young Girl's Patriotism and Daring 1908 PDF. https://ia801203.us.archive.org/6/items ... 00curt.pdf

I can't find these two:
The Little Runaways and Mother.
Marjorie in the Sunny South.

The Valiant Runaways, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton, (1857-1948). 1898 PDF
https://ia801401.us.archive.org/31/item ... herich.pdf Very good book.

Valiant For The Truth, by Ruth S. Murray. 1879 PDF. https://ia600206.us.archive.org/5/items ... rriala.pdf

I think, Mrs Irving Curtis is related to Alice Turner Curtis, but I'd have to go into Peerage records. They were both prolific writers at the same times.
A Challenge to Adventure by Mrs Irving Curtis. 1919 PDF https://ia800200.us.archive.org/4/items ... rtgoog.pdf

November 21, 1928. "School dresses for little girls" by USDA Office of Information. Bureau of Home Economics, Radio Service. School Dresses, Homemaking, tired of Housework and a few short recipes. 8 page PDF https://ia800604.us.archive.org/16/item ... 28unit.pdf
FUNNY! They weren't so different. Back then, Home Economics was taught, and on up into late 1960s. NOW? Pfffttt.


Not so much for Kids, but good history nonetheless:

Fort Sumter Memorial: The Fall of Fort Sumter, A Contemporary Sketch from Heroes and martyrs General Anderson was a Freemason, Patriot & Hero. Was a 750 copy limited edition. 1913 PDF https://ia902308.us.archive.org/23/item ... 00moor.pdf
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Re: Kids Books

#4 Post by Andy F » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Mrs Irving Curtis IS Alice Turner Curtis! :lol:
I did a quick search for the Mrs Irving Curtis & located this 1946 letters in PDF from Maine where she lived and wrote her novels so closely based on history and now she's ***Been Verified***
I was unable to find the other eBooks mentioned.
https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewconten ... espondence
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#5 Post by Elew » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:20 pm

Andy F wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Mrs Irving Curtis IS Alice Turner Curtis! :lol:
I did a quick search for the Mrs Irving Curtis & located this 1946 letters in PDF from Maine where she lived and wrote her novels so closely based on history and now she's ***Been Verified***
I was unable to find the other eBooks mentioned.
https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewconten ... espondence
That's so cool! Thank you so much for finding all of this, and the list of books...now I have to look for her others. Wow, back to 1911!

I have been finding used copies on thriftbooks.com for my kids, some for under 5.00. It's a great site for finding odd and out of print books ;) My kids are grown, but they still like to read these, and will read them to their kids. I like that she tells some of the real history and not the completely whitewashed version the kids learn in school now.

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Re: Kids Books

#6 Post by Elew » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Andy F wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:21 am
So, a Jaguar sent a Jaguar on the book hunt? :D

hehe...yeah. You are like a taurus though...beautifully complete detailed list. Me, I am great at starting things but need to get better at finishing them ;)

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#7 Post by Andy F » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:52 pm

Glad you like books, be sure to download, save PDFs for bartering. Get a few 2MB Micro disks & save for a cold day.
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Re: Kids Books

#8 Post by Andy F » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:13 pm

Children's Library
Internet Archive
Over 2,800 Books for children from around the world. -
https://archive.org/details/iacl?&sort=-date&page=2
In this search, I've pre-sorted those 2,822 books from New to Old. Where 98% are Old and they are better, imho.
On left of screen, IF you want, are other boxes to check to further narrow your choices, by Pub'd year, Topic, Creator, etc.
Must click on a book, then hover cursor over choice of Format, then to download just click the blue oval with a down arrow & save to a folder. Use back arrow on browser to get back to the 2,822 book page to pick another to download. It is fast, and easy. I suggest fixing the Title before you download for organization.


The Story of Doctor Dolittle; Being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts,
by Hugh Lofting, (1886-1947)
Publication date 1920

PDF etc https://archive.org/details/storyofdoct ... t/page/n21

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
by Lofting, Hugh, (1886-1947)
Publication date 1922

PDF etc https://archive.org/details/voyagesofdo ... oft/page/4

NOTE: The Doctor Dolittle series was the first Chapter books I read. If you want to keep a young reader busy, this is one series that will do just that. These were the early books that made children want to read more.
Quiet happy & busy kids reading is freedom for parents, in a good way
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