LITTLE GRANDMOTHER: Little Prudy's Flyaway Series #4. by May, Sophie…

LITTLE GRANDMOTHER: Little Prudy's Flyaway Series #4. by May, Sophie ( Rebecca Sophia Clarke,1833-1906) < >

LITTLE GRANDMOTHER: Little Prudy's Flyaway Series #4.

Edition: Later printing.

Boston: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (c 1900, 1872.). Hardcover - A title in the Prudy Flyaway series, the third series of books about "real" children published under this pseudonym by this very popular Maine author. In reviewing the Little Prudy series, Thomas Wentworth Higginson said "Genius comes in with 'Little Prudy'. Compared with her, all other book-children are cold creations of literature only; she alone is the real thing. All the quaintness of childhood, its originality, its tenderness, and its teasing,--its infinite, unconscious drollery, the serious earnestness of its fun, the fun of its seriousness, the natural religion of its plays, and the delicious oddity of its prayers,--all these waited for dear little Prudy to embody them." I remember loving these books when I was a child (reading copies that had been in the family for generations) - I wonder if anyone still reads them today. Illustrated with a plain frontispiece and two full page drawings. Small format. 202 pp

Condition: Good overall in pale green boards with full color illustration inset on front cover - foxing on a few pages, some wear to the cloth at the corners, hinges tight and overall an attractive vintage book, and in better condition than these are usually found..

Book ID: 84879
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