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The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Kindergarten Story Book, by Jane L. Hoxie This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: A Kindergarten Story Book Author: Jane L. Hoxie Release Date: November 22, 2004 [EBook #14127] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A KINDERGARTEN STORY BOOK *** Produced by Al Haines A KINDERGARTEN STORY BOOK By JANE L. HOXIE TENTH EDITION PUBLISHED BY MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY SPRINGFIELD, MASS. NEW YORK BOSTON PHILADELPHIA ATLANTA SAN FRANCISCO 1916 COPYRIGHT, 1966 BY MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY SPRINGFIELD, MASS. TO MY FATHER whose evening story-hour is the happiest memory of my childhood this little volume is affectionately inscribed INTRODUCTORY NOTE. A number of the stories in this little book have been told to thousands of children in the kindergartens of Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburg, and other cities. The delight with which they have everywhere been listened to is an assurance of their appeal to child thought and sympathy. I know no equally simple, varied, and interesting collection of stories for children between the ages of four and six; and I earnestly hope that A KINDERGARTEN STORY BOOK may rapidly win the popularity it merits. SUSAN E. BLOW. PREFACE. It is the author's aim in this collection to furnish stories for the child that shall be short, simple in form and familiar in subject, that shall contain much repetition, rhythm, dramatic possibility, alliteration, and also onomatopoetical and imaginative qualities, all of which the young child craves in the literature which is presented to him. The writer has striven to avoid elaborate introductions, long and intricate descriptions, and all those characteristics from which the child instinctively turns. The matter here presented naturally falls under three heads: first, original stories; secondly, favorite childhood stories rewritten; thirdly, adaptations of popular tales. Nearly all of the purely original stories are based upon some of the more vital motifs to be found in the best o
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