Antique Hardcover Book, The Birds Xmas Carol, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Novel, Literature, Fiction, Christmas Story
A hardcover book titled The Birds Xmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin. It is a circa 1916 Edition.
The story is about Carol Bird, a Christmas-born child, a young girl who is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact. She is the youngest member of her family and has several devoted older brothers. At about the age of 5, Carol contracts an unspecified illness (possibly tuberculosis), and by the time she is 10, she is bedridden; physicians say that she does not have long to live. Most of the brief novel's plot involves Carol making plans for a Christmas celebration for the nine Ruggles children, a poor, working-class family living near the Birds.
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, and composed collections of children's songs. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878. 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.
7¾ inches in length
5½ inches in width
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company -- Circa. 1916
This book is in Very Good condition. There are no missing pages though they are yellowed with age. There is some rubbing to the covers and wear on the corners. The spine is tight with no loose pages. There is a marked out stamp on the inside front cover and there is an inscription on the dedication page dated 1922. This book is approximately 100 years old.
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