Mary E. Wilkins Freeman is known primarily as a "feminist" and "local color" writer, for such classic tales as "The Revolt of Mother". She wrote very entertaining stories that included clear depictions of the pressures that often silenced or devalued women and their concerns. This famous story gets that message across but not without a bit of humor.
A glittering collection of classic stories for children, which have delighted generations and continue to appeal.
Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine.
A wonderful collection of Christmas stories and poems celebrating all the warmth and joy of the holiday season. "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" is a kindly editor's reply to a young reader regarding the existence of Santa; "Silent Night" is the classic song read with meaning and reverence; "The Christmas Masquerade" is a charming tale of a magical Christmas Eve.
"Long bizarre fairy tale about costumes ruins it"
This whimsical collection of Christmas stories is sure to delight children of all ages. Includes the holiday favorites "Santa Claus Does Not Forget", "The Doll's Christmas Party", "Little Girl's Christmas", "Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas", "The First Christmas Tree", and "Mama's Happy Christmas".
Up until recently, Freeman has been known primarily as a "feminist" writer, for her classic stories like "A New England Nun", and "The Revolt of Mother". However, she also wrote many well crafted supernatural stories which have only recently begun to attract appreciative critical attention. These stories combine pragmatism and supernaturalism and are very much in the tradition of an "Americanized" Gothic.
Three great tales of meetings with ghosts, and perhaps more than ghosts: "The Vacant Lot" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "On the Brighton Road" by Richard Middleton; and "Sister Johanna" by Amelia B. Edwards.
Glenn Hascall once again slips into character, and it becomes Jimmy Scarecrow who is spending a very sad winter. Even Santa Claus ignores him. But wait folks there is more. Along comes a very sweet little girl with a gift for Jimmy.
Letitia Hopkins has always been curious about the peculiar green door in her Aunt Peggy's cheese room. But whenever she asks about it, she is always forbidden to open it or go through it. And the door is always locked. But one day, she finds a small black key on a green ribbon. And when she is left alone in the house, she cannot resist the temptation to try the door. Immediately Letitia finds herself in a strange, unfamiliar world full of wild animals, hostile natives, and a frontier life of hardship and hard work in the company of her pioneer ancesters. But how is she to find her way back to her own time?
Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (October 31, 1852¿March 13, 1930) was a prominent 19th century American author. Up until recently she was known primarily as a "feminist" writer, for her classic stories like "A New England Nun" and "The Revolt of Mother". However, she also wrote many well-crafted supernatural stories which have only recently begun to attract appreciative critical attention. These stories combine pragmatism and supernaturalism and are very much in the tradition of an "Americanized" Gothic.
In a small village, all the children gather to celebrate Christmas with a grand masquerade party. All goes well until after the party, when all of the children begin acting the part of the costumes they wear. The mayor soon discovers that the only cure for this remarkable magic is to open their hearts and accept the charitable spirit of the holidays.
Jimmy Scarecrow, feeling alone and forgotten on Christmas, is cheered up by the great kindness of Little Betsy, who makes sure that even a scarecrow gets a Christmas gift.