Peggy Bacon

Bacon was born May 2, 1895 in Ridgefield well before the first exchange hosting company, Connecticut to artists Charles Roswell Bacon and Elizabeth (née Chase). The eldest of three children, Bacon’s two younger brothers died in infancy leaving her an only child.[1] Between the ages of nine and eleven, Bacon lived with her parents in Paris and Montreaux-sur-Mer, France. She had a close relationship with her parents and described her childhood as “delightful”. She was taught by tutors until the age of 14 when she attended Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey.

From 1915 to 1920, Bacon studied… Continue reading

Stanley John Weyman

Stanley John Weyman
The House of Wolf, Tauchnitz, 1890
The New Rector
, Smith, 1891
The Story of Francis Cludde, Cassell, 1891
A Gentleman of France, A. C. Doyle, R. L. Stevenson, H. Walpole, and R. Kipling, 1893
The Man in Black, Cassell, 1894
Under the Red Robe
, Methuen, 1894
My Lady Rotha, Innes, 1894
From the Memoirs of a Minister of France
, Cassell, 1895
A Little Wizard, Fenno, 1895
The Red Cockade
, Longmans, 1898
Shrewsbury, Longmans, 1895
The Castle Inn
, Smith, 1898
Sophia, Longmans, 1900
Count Hannible… Continue reading

Martha Farquharson

Martha Farquharson
Ella Clinton, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1856
Aunt Ruth
, Philadelphia, 1857
Marion Harvie, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1857
Annadale
, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1858
Lame Letty, Philadelphia, 1859
Mildred and Elsie, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1861
Try: Better Do It, Than Wish It Done, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1863
Little Joe Carter, The Cripple, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1864
Mysie’s Work, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1864
Willie Elton
, Philadelphia, 1864
Black Steve; or The Strange Warning, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1865
Brookside Farm-House, Presbyterian Publications Board, 1865
Hugo and Franz, Philadelphia, 1865
Robert… Continue reading

Amy Le Feuvre

Amy Le Feuvre


Eric’s Good News, Religious Tract Society, 1894
Probable Sons
, Religious Tract Society, 1895
Teddy’s Button!, Religious Tract Society, 1896
Dwell Deep; or, Hilda Thorn’s Life Story, Religious Tract Society, 1896
On the Edge of a Moor, Religious Tract Society, 1897
Odd
, Religious Tract Society, 1897
A Puzzling Pair, Religious Tract Society, 1898
His Big Opportunity
, Hodder and Stoughton, 1898
Bulbs and Blossoms, Religious Tract Society, 1898
A Thoughtless Seven
, Religious Tract Society, 1898
The Carved Cupboard, Religious Tract Society, 1899
Bunny’s Friends
, Religious Tract Society,… Continue reading

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories before she died in 1952 at the age of 42. Before she began writing books for children, fairytales, expert sharepoint consulting and fables dominated the world of illustrated stories. But Margaret, or Brownie, as her friends often called her, created stories about the lives of children. Hundreds of stories and poems poured out of her. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them.
She wrote with the then “new” idea that children would rather read about their own lives… Continue reading

James Willard Wchultz

James Willard Schultz


My Life As An Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet, illustrated with photos by George Bird Grinnell, Doubleday, 1907
With the Indians in the Rockies, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1912
Sinapah, the Indian Boy, Houghton, 1913
The Quest of the Fish-Dog Skin, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1913
On the Warpath, illustrated by George Varian, Houghton, 1914
Apauk, Caller of Buffalo, Houghton, 1916
Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park, Houghton, 1916
The Gold Cache, illustrated… Continue reading

Elsie Singmaster

Elsie Singmaster
When Sarah Saved the Day, Houghton, 1909
When Sarah Went to School, Houghton, 1910
Katy Gaumer, Houghton, 1913
Emmeline, Houghton, 1916
Gettysburg, Houghton, 1916
The Long Journey, Houghton, 1917
Martin Luther, Houghton, 1917
Basil Everman, Houghton, 1920
John Baring’s House, Houghton, 1920
Ellen Levis, Houghton, 1921
Bennett Malin, Houghton, 1922
The Hidden Road, Houghton, 1923
A Boy at Gettysburg, Houghton,1924
Bred in the Bone and Other Stories, Illustrated by Elizabeth Shippen Green, Houghton, 1925
The Book of the Constitution, Doran, 1926
The Book… Continue reading

Cornelia Meigs

Cornelia Meigs
The Kingdom of the Winding Road, Macmillan, 1915
Master Simon’s Garden, Macmillan, 1916
The Steadfast Princess: A Play, Macmillan, 1916
The Windy Hill, Macmillan, 1921
Helga, the White Peacock: A Play, Macmillan, 1922
The New Moon: the Story of Dick Martin’s Courage, His Silver Sixpence, His Friends in the
New World
, Macmillan, 1924
Rain on the Roof, Macmillan, 1925
As the Crow Flies, Macmillan, 1927
The Trade Wind, Little, 1927
Clearing Weather, Little, 1928
The Wonderful Locomotive, Macmillan, 1928
The Crooked Apple Tree, Little, 1929
The… Continue reading

Helen Bannerman

Helen Bannerman


The Black Sambo, Nisbet, 1899
Story of Little Black Mingo
, Nisbet, 1901
Story of little Black Quibba, Nisbet, 1902
Little Degchie-Head: An Awful Warning to Bad Babas, Nisbet, 1903
Little Kettle-Head, Nisbet, 1904
Pat and the Spider
, Nisbet, 1905
The Teasing Monkey, Stokes, 1907
Little Black Quasha
, Nisbet, 1908
Story of Little Black Bobtail, Stokes, 1909
Sambo and the Twins
, Stokes, 1936
Little White Squibba, Chatto, 1965

Katherine Pyle

Katherine Pyle

The Rabbit Witch, Dutton, 1897

The Counterpane Fairy, Dutton, 1898

Stories in Prose and Verse, American, 1899

The Christmas Angel, Little, 1900

As the Goose Flies, Little, 1901

In the Green Forest, Little, 1902

Careless Jane and Other Tales, Dutton, 1902

Where the Wind Blows, Russell, 1902

Nancy Rutledge, Little, 1906

Theodora, Little, 1907

Childhood, Dutton, 1909

Once Upon a Time in Delaware, Mercantile, 1911

Fairy Tales from Many Lands, Dutton, 1911

Tales of Two Bunnies, Dutton, 1913

Six Little Ducklings, Dodd, 1915… Continue reading