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The Book of the Little Past

Josephine Preston Peabody

Book Overview: 

This is a very cute little book of children's poetry. All poems are short and suitable for very young children to read or listen to.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .d class="c333">28 Candle-Light 36 The Green Singing-Book 44

[Pg 1]

Making a house irst of all, I draw the Smoke
Trailing up the sky;
Then the Chimney, underneath;
And Birds all flying by;
Then the House; and every Window,
Watching, like an Eye.
Everybody else begins
With the House. But I
Love the Smoke the best of all;
And you don't know why!...
Here it goes,—like little feathers,
Sailing up the sky!
[Pg 2] The Busy Child have so many things to do,
I don't know when I shall be through.
To-day I had to watch the rain
Come sliding down the window-pane.
And I was humming, all the. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A 1908 book of poems very much in the vein of A Child's Garden of Verses, perhaps even intentionally so. Judging by its scarcity though, it wasn't exactly a commercial success. Still, a very attractive book (if you like this sort of thing) and one I'm glad to own. I fondly remember how pleased I was