By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane
Pleasant retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of lively young children via a grasp storyteller. contains The Gorgon's Head, The Golden contact, The Paradise of kids, the 3 Golden Apples, and The impressive Pitcher. a variety of black and white illustrations through famous illustrator Walter Crane brighten up the narrative. compatible for a long time nine and up.
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Hence came the name of Shadow Brook. But now, ever since autumn had crept into this secluded place, all the dark verdure was changed to gold, so that it really kindled up the dell, instead of shading it. The bright yellow leaves, even had it been a cloudy day, would have seemed to keep the sunlight among them; and enough of them had fallen to strew all the bed and margin of the brook with sunlight, too. Thus the shady nook, where summer had cooled herself, was now the sunniest spot anywhere to be found.
Answered his friend. "You are hidden under the helmet. But, if I cannot see you, neither can the Gorgons. " With these words, Quicksilver's cap spread its wings, as if his head were about to fly away from his shoulders; but his whole figure rose lightly into the air, and Perseus followed. By the time they had ascended a few hundred feet, the young man began to feel what a delightful thing it was to leave the dull earth so far beneath him, and to be able to flit about like a bird. It was now deep night.
And it is a truth, as regards children, that a story seems often to deepen its mark in their interest, not merely by two or three, but by numberless repetitions. But Eustace Bright, in the exuberance of his resources, scorned to avail himself of an advantage which an older story-teller would have been glad to grasp at. "It would be a great pity," said he, "if a man of my learning (to say nothing of original fancy) could not find a new story every day, year in and year out, for children such as you.
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, Illustrated Edition by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane