The New York Times from New York, New York on December 9, 1917 · Page 57
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M7 CHRISTMAS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS THE vNEWX YORKfi TIMES BOOK REVIEW, DECEMBER 9, 1917 T HERE are a numb ofwfl written and really Uitereatlng booka for girls la this ma von output, among them some, by Engttsh writers and about English girts and ronng people who seera to have an Individuality and Interest quite different from tlto young people of thia country who ar among their elders and work out tbelr daily Um kM by themselves, Hflr, a really and :. truly American story. .. Trudy and Timothy. by Bertha Currier Porter, (Penn Publishing Company, fl.) la a very good one wlta which to berta & Hat of booka wMch en might Uka to bur 'of Chrlatmas present. Tredy.aad Timothy In oaa Winter la the country do oo man;' Interesting things that It flUa tha book julta fun of excitement. Think of having a real store; If you are a tattle boy and Ctrl! T. and T. Todd. Dealers In High Grade roat Cards and First Class TTomo-Made Candy." That la. one of the many exciting thlno In the' beck. Then Trudy take a picture of an aviator who laada In the Ylllare in the midst of a race mw poat tarda for bee store. Too aviator la a famous one and seeds baek a check to Ang Bean, who aided bin la fixing the airplane sad winning the nca, Amot buys the flab rout Timothy and Trudy we're work tag to crt for Elm. There's a real Santa Claus In the book and Trudy grin her heart's da-aire. It ia ail vary exciting, la a nice, homelike way. Trody'a wish la really for a noma la the country where aha can live always. "About Peggy Sayville." by Mr. George da Horn Valiey. (GL p. putaam'a Sons, SL3S.) la one of the English stories. Peggy la a witch of a girl, but a be haa warm, dorp feelings under the inisclUevoueneea: she la clever In many war, very bravo and true . and courageoue, and It la a very nice. Jolly, human atory, with a few ahadowa to brine out tha b1gh lights. All the girls wOl delight In "Surprise Houj-e." by Abble Far-well Brown. wtth pleasing Illustrations, (Hooch ton Mifflin Company. 11.) It Is a moat exciting atory. What would aay young girl " thmk of having a library, " a whole room riled with booka, books and room together given to you? That waa what Great Aunt Naa gave to Mary OorUaa, and tha atory tells of tho Interesting thlnga which cams oat of tho library. A pretty little watch and chain from under a raven'a wing, pearls from tho brain of air. BUI Shakespeare In plaster on the mantelpiece, and aay number of thlnga quite aa wonderful fill tho book. " , "Nancy rirst and tat.", Amy E. Blanchard, (Upnlncott Company. la the atory of a girl who considers herself a good American until upon her mother's death she finds that she had a Spanish father and that her real came la Anita. Anita te her earlier days has been a tittle eupercIUous and lacking In comprehension. There Is1 something of tho war, a love, atory In the book, and Nancy, grown to know herself, finally becomes Just plain Nancy, first and last." " Tho Getting Wei! of Dorothy." by Mrs. W. K. Clifford. (E.-P, Dottoa Co.. $1.50, ) ts a slue, natural little story of two little girls and their mother, and Incidentally a raw other relatives and people. Dorothy Is the heroine, for If aba bad not been vary 01 there would hare bees no trip to Switzerland to ret well a ltd live In tho llttla flat la Mea-treux. It Is all a human Utile atory. with tho things of everyday Ufa In ft. and vary well worth reeding. , . i ,.s. i. . It la a strange thing ha settle down In a relative's bowse and then find that one la not a relative and does not belong there at aO. That Is what happened to Margery Morrle. written by Violet Gordon Gray, (Poaa Publishing Company, 1123.) .. Margery Warns a good tnaay things that are worth while In the course of her experience. Ada C William-son's pictures ahow her to be a very pretty girL It to not antn the end of the book that Margery finds ber own grandfather. "The Girl Neit Door." by Augusta RaleD Seaman, The Century Compaay. f It as real a aaystery story as ever wea written tor grown-wps. It looks as though there were " tragic aecrets la the closed house with the) mysterious veiled kady to which sweet Bttle Cecily Marlowe comes. There are Chinese bracelets with mysteriously lettered Inserts tion. aad rt la not until the cteee of the book that the aecreto are unraveled. They are not wicked secrets, and the end Is every thinr It Should be, and Utile Cecily la not the grand-daughter of a Chinese mandarin, aa her friends feared. Beth Anne's New Coualn." by Xl&rj Pc m-berton Ginther. tPenn Publishing Company. $1.35.) la a aerloua. self-contained girl, quite different from the curly-haired witch of a Beth Anne, but when ahe swings herself down the rings In the gymnasium in sportsmanlike aty le and then vaults across the brook w ith a pole as well aa the be Ft of th5 boys, ahe makes aa impression on the G. S-. C, and later Beth Anne learned tnat one cannot Judge people by the way they seem at f?rat. All the girls will be glad to read Carolyn Wells' a " Two little Women on a Holiday," tDodd. Mead c Co.. $1.) Dotty and Dolly are Invited to apend a week in New Vork with the rich uncle of one of their frlenSa. Of course, there are the gayest kinds of times, at which the girls wear their prettiest clothes, and nice Uncle Jefferson Forbes treats each girl to a new Paris gown. Dolly's is of fine white net with lace frills, rosebud garlanda, and knots of blue velvet. Dotty haa a frock of kprloot pink crepe with chiffon and allver lace; Alicia haa a corn-colored crtpe de chine with cherry velvet decorations, and Bernice a white embroidered net over green silk. Dolly thinks they really ahould not accept the pretty frocks, but. aa Dotty tells her : " Von couldn't do anything else than get the frock or kick up a terrible bobbery." "The Heart of Isabel Carle! in." by Margaret Aahmun. MacmiUaa. tl.25.) tella its story In the title. One cannot help knowing that Isabel's heart Is having some new ea-perlencea. but It la not altogether a love Story, although It begins to be a bit grownup. It tells Isabel's old friends of the end of her year abroad, interesting experiences In England, and the homecoming and the good Umea afterward. One could not In these days leave out a atory of The Bela.Ua Twins." and Lucy Fitch Perkins (Uouchton Mifflin . Company. fLSS.) has written about the experiences of two real little refugees who are aided In finding tbelr mother by her picture in a locket. Little Janke and Marie, known aa Jan and Mle. are the children, and one reads real war history In the many thlnga that happen to them. The author has made the most delightful sketches to illustrate the book. : Havlnr written of the Belgian twins, one could not possibly leave out the atory of " Me'ow Jones, the Belgian . Refugee Cat," by Edward Branch Lyman. (Doran, 91.) It la the atory, aa Me'ow told It, only in English, for the author says that Me'ow does not speak our language, though he Is familiar with Cat-Flemish. Cat-Walloon. Cat-French, and Plain Cat. Me'ow Is really and truly a refugee cat and the only one In America, and during the first few months of the war the author farther says be helped him to raise 92.000,000 for the starving Belgian women and children. Me'ow in the books tells In the first parson his experiences until be reached " Happy Here." which Is America. In a rhyme which beads Chapter I. Me'ow gives an epitome of his tale: , I'm the refugee Belgian cat : I'm ailky and purry and fat ; Me'ow is my name. And I'm glad that I cams; But I wish the bad War Man would Scat. Me'ow in the end of the book asks every one to think of hla home country, kis dear, brave Kmc and Qeeen. aad " Princess Goldie Fur." which to the name be gives the little Belgian Princess. . Oar Scaae ' Two more vohanea are ready of the leave! usse aeriea. Our 8 eases and What They Mean to Ua. In oae of the volumes, entitled -The Sense of Sight." Professor Frank X. Splndler of the Normal School at Stevens Point, Wis., gives a readable and Mecaaicai account of the sower a vtoloa; la tha other volume, " Pain and Pleasure." Professor Henry T. Moore of Dartmouth College emphasises the view that. In a sense -and a1 degree, human struggle la the Index 'Of pleasure .and aaln. using the terms In their broader meanings." (Moffat, Tard A Co. H.23.) The Undying, Spirit of France . Ur MAI RICK klKHf; Translated by Btarnwret W. B. C'eVwia Tersely and vividly M. Barres haa drawn the spirit of devotion to France, and to traditions of bravery reaching back to the Song of Roland, which has stirred the French officers snd soldiers entering the war. Cloth, SO rears mrt, - . - Beggar and King By RICHARD Bt'TLER GLAE.MER "One of the few today who love Beauty religiously, gravely. Joyously," a frllow poet Say of Mr. CJiaeoaer. "Hla verse ia real poetry, packed with ojMpervMiion, sympathy, music and color." Btwrdt, artta alien hand-mtadt IMiptr airfca, $l.se net. 4 Tower of Ivory By. ARCHIBALD MatlEIIH ' Benepth ths lilt of thtrse verses the reader will recognize an underlying idea, which sriree them at once Intellectual depth and the inspiration of idealism. 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