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Rollo at Work : Or the Way to Be Industrious (Illustrated) By FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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One day, when Rollo was between five and six years old, he went out to prove himself in the garden. In a corner of the family plot, where his father had given him a little square area to dig, Rollo... More > planted corn. He watched the soil for two days - "two " - and the corn "would not grow " What was the matter? Why, he would plant it again -- and this time with beans. Gardening is only the beginning of Rollo's long list of tasks -- some greatly pleasurable, some less so. With the companionship and guiding hand of the gentle handyman, Jonas, Rollo undertakes the gathering of wood chips, the piling of firewood, and the sorting of nails - and none of the tasks seem quite so simple as he expected Even so, he wants to show his father that "he can work" -in this delightful companion volume to the entertaining "Rollo at Play."< Less
The Fair God : Or, the Last of the 'Tzins (Illustrated) By FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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“With this theory or bit of philosophy in mind, when the annexed book was resolved upon, I judged best to assume the character of a translator, which would enable me to write in the style and... More > spirit of one who not merely lived at the time of the occurrences woven in the text, but was acquainted with many of the historical personages who figure therein, and was a native of the beautiful valley in which the story is located. Thinking to make the descriptions yet more real, and therefore more impressive, I took the liberty of attributing the composition to a literator who, whatever may be thought of his works, was not himself a fiction. Without meaning to insinuate that The Fair God would have been the worse for creation by Don Fernando de Alva, the Tezcucan, I wish merely to say that it is not a translation."< Less
Renaissance in Italy : The Revival of Learning, Volume II (Illustrated) By FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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“Thus what the word Renaissance really means is new birth to liberty—the spirit of mankind recovering consciousness and the power of self-determination, recognizing the beauty of the... More > outer world, and of the body through art, liberating the reason in science and the conscience in religion, restoring culture to the intelligence, and establishing the principle of political freedom. The Church was the schoolmaster of the Middle Ages. Culture was the humanizing and refining influence of the Renaissance.”< Less
The Oaths, Signs, Ceremonies and Objects of the Ku-Klux-Klan (Illustrated) By FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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This book represents a complete account of research on Ku-Klux-Klan – its history, traditions, rules, ceremonies, symbols and practices.
The Secret Garden By FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT, Amanda Lee Canavan
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Mary finds a key to the secret garden buried outside with the help of a robin. The same robin shows her where the door is hidden beneath overgrown ivy. Once inside, she discovers that although the... More > roses seem lifeless, some of the other flowers have survived. She decides to tend the garden herself. Mary wants to keep her new found garden a secret, but she knows she needs help tending it.....< Less