A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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ILLUSTRATED BY FERN BISEL PEAT
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Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Company, Ohio
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children’s book written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he rewrites myths from Greek mythology. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls.
The stories are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived for a time.
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys covers the myths of:
- The Gorgon’s Head
- The Golden Touch
- The Paradise of Children
- The Three Golden Apples
- The Miraculous Pitcher
- The Chimæra
Condition: This book is in good condition. Red hardcover with printed dust jacket. Jacket shows wear, see pictures. Cover is pristine. Interior pages are toned, but in great legible condition. Some pages have small edge rips, not many. Front hinge is good, back hinge is cracked and shows webbing. Binding is square. Illustrations are lovely.