Perhaps and perchance : tales of nature

Format: Print Book 1962
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj PZ8.1.C24 Pe
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections
 
Call Number  rj PZ8.1.C24 Pe
 
 
Summary
A collection of myths, stories, and poems about the world of nature gathered from many countries and time periods.
Contents
Swift things are beautiful / Elizabeth Coatsworth
The fire bringer / Mary Austin
The mushroom / Emily Dickinson
The first strawberries / Corydon Bell
Twinkling bugs / Anonymous
How stars and fireflies were made / Rhoda Power
How the Bazilian beetles got their gorgeous coats / Elise Spicer Eells
Why the brierbush quarreled with the beasts / Ernest Seton Thompson
The penalty of greatness / Leclaire G. Alger
The absent-minded tailor / Monica Shannon
A charm for spring flowers / Rachel Field
Why the bear sleeps all winter / Ellen C. Babbitt
How the foxes became red / Charles E. Gillham
Why the woodchuck comes out in midwinter / Mabel Powers
How the beaver lost the hair on his tail / William R. Palmer
The hare's lip / Johan Hart
The squirrel / Mary Howitt
The chipmunk who chattered too much / Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
The guinea pig's tail / Margaret Baker
Why crabs are flat / Lim Sian-Tek
Why the tortoise has a round back / Idella Purnell and John M. Weatherwax
The fly / Walter de la Mare
One guess / Robert Frost
Tithonus, the grasshopper / [Frances Jenkins] Olcott [from] the Homeric hymns and other sources
The bees / Hastings' Nursery songs
The lazy hornet / Idella Purnell and John M. Weatherwax
To the lady-bird / Caroline Bowles Southey
Why ants have small waists / Berta Metzger
A fuzzy fellow without feet / Emily Dickinson
How the spider was made / Rhoda Power
How Ma-ui snared the Sun and made him go more slowly across the heavens / Padraic Coulum
How the moon and the stars came to be / Elizabeth Hough Sechrist
Silver / Walter de la Mare
How the first rainbow was made / Anne B. Fisher
Names / Leclaire G. Alger
Legend of the arbutus / Mary Catherine Judd
The origin of Indian pipes / Corydon Bell
How dandelions were made / Rhoda Power
The first buttercups / Hazel Gertrude Kinscella
The legend of the narcissus / Lim Sian-Tek
Forget-Me-Not! / Frances Jenkins Olcott
The mignonette fairy / adapted [by Frances Jenkins] Olcott [from the story by] Katherine M. Beals
How the water lily came / Mary Catherine Judd
The goldenrod / Frank Dempster Sherman
Indian legends of shrubs in our garden / Vernon Quinn
The blackbird / Humbert Wolfe
How a bird turned the world upside down / Mabel Powers
The last word of a bluebird : as told to a child / Robert Frost
Why the chickadee goes crazy once a year / Ernest Thompson Seton
The king of the birds / Padraic Colum
Courage / Leclaire G. Alger
How the robin's breast became red / Flora J. Cooke
Goldfinches / Elisabeth Scollard
Why the woodpecker has a long nose / Idella Purnell and John M. Weatherwax
How little stork lost his tail / Hope Brister Watkins
Salute to the trees / Henry Van Dyke
How maple sugar came / Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Pumpkin trees and walnut vines / Alice Greer Kelsey
Why the evergreen trees never lose their leaves / Florence Holbrook
November's party / Henry T. Coates
The scarlet maple / Mary I. Curtis
Trees / Sara Coleridge
Why the sea moans / Elise Spicer Eells
The rain, wind, and snow / Rhyme and reason
The hundred-headed daffodil / Frances Jenkins Olcott
Spring flowers / Harry Behn
Summer rain / Elizabeth Coatsworth
Something told the wild geese ; Snow in the city / Rachel Field
The buckwheat / Hans Christian Andersen
A thunderstorm / Emily Dickinson
How the queen of the sky gave gifts to men / E.M. Wilmot-Buxton
The hare in the moon / Farmer [from a] Buddhist legend
All things beautiful / John Keble.

Additional Information
Subjects Tales.
Nature -- Literary collections.
Folklore.
Literature -- Collections.
Publisher New York :Abingdon Press,1962
Contributors Cathon, Laura E.
Schmidt, Thusnelda.
Jauss, Anne Marie.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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