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Kids Books

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:38 am
by Elew
A place for any kids books that go back in history, fairly accurately.

Re: Kids Books

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:46 am
by Elew
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.

Re: Kids Books

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:20 pm
by Elew
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.

Re: Kids Books

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:31 pm
by Elew
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 ;)