Re: "Osterbücher" in 1832 Hessen-Nassau #germany


Diane Jacobs
 

We probably read most of the same  books
As I remember reading all you mentioned except the Five Little Peppers.

Diane Jacobs



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From: Renee Steinig <genmaven@...>
Date: 7/1/20 7:43 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] "Osterbücher" in 1832 Hessen-Nassau #germany

My experience was quite different. My parents, working class refugees
from Europe, outfitted my room with a bookcase, which first held slim
"Golden Books" -- e.g. "Poky Little Puppy." Later reading included a
number of children's books published in the 1800s: "Grimm's Fairy
Tales" (pub. 1812), "Little Women" (pub. 1868), "Black Beauty" (pub.
1877), "Heidi" (pub. 1881), and "The Five Little Peppers and How They
Grew" (pub. 1881). And then of course there was the Nancy Drew
detective series (inspiration for later genealogical sleuthing? :-)

Going beyond personal experiences, please note that the American
Antiquarian Society's Children's Literature collection
(https://www.americanantiquarian.org/children.htm) includes over
26,000 volumes -- all published by 1900.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Elaine Kirsh <troyfamily@...> wrote:

<<I was born in 1944 in NJ to a family that valued education yet I had
few books. I understand that this was true for most people. I can’t
believe there were children’s books in the 1800’s!>>
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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