Antique Childrens Book, Penelope's Experiences in Scotland, Kate Wiggin, Hardcover Book, Young Adult, Romance, Literature, Fiction, Illustrated
A wonderful hardcover young adult book entitled Penelope's Experiences in Scotland: Being Extracts From The Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock.
Penelope Hamilton is a young American lady abroad in Scotland with her friends Francesca, who is "aggressively American," and Salemina, "a citizen of the world." Together they endure the damp chill of Edinburgh, attend an aristocrat's birthday feast, are presented at the Scottish court, explore the countryside, and immerse themselves in the society of small-town Scottish life. Romance and marriage may also find themselves in the offing.
Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856 – 1923) was an American educator, author and composer. She wrote children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Wiggin also composed collections of children's songs. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten) and with her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.
7 inches x 4¾ inches
Published by Gay and Hancock, Ltd. London -- 1913 -- Pocket Edition (Smaller book printed for easier carrying).
This book is in good condition. The binding is bent toward the front but tight. The edges are worn especially the corners. Pages are yellowed from age.
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