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spirit of adventure, and perhaps was partly inspired by the pupils'
interest in it as it proceeded. The second edition here mentioned is
well illustrated, and is a fresh translation, more accurate perhaps, but
scarcely so inviting to the childish English reader as the first more
freely abridged version. The adventures are unfortunately more charm-
ing than possible in either naval or scientific eyes.

118. Masterman Ready. By Captain Marry at. (Warne) 5s.
The outcome of a sailor's disgust at the Swiss family's raft of tubs

and other impossibilities. Written with the ability of a distinguished
novelist, and exercising over the children the fascination of the two
preceding tales.

119. The Island Queen. ByR. M. Ballantyne. (Nisbet) p. 6d.
Here a young lady is by general consent elected to be queen of a

shipwrecked crew. Mr. Ballantyne's tales of adventure are perfectly
safe from the moral point of view, and always have a religious tone, but
when any matter brings forward points of difference, the tone is not


that of the Church. Happily, however, there is seldom room for any
such difficulty.

120. The Young - Crusoe. By Mrs. Hofland. (Nelson) is. 6d.

The best of this once popular author's stories republished.

121. The Fate of the 'Black Swan.' By F. Frankfort Moore.
(S.P.C.K.) 3..

A search in New Guinea for a missing brother.

122. The Fortunes of Hassan. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.

Hassan is a dog who sees a good deal of the fortunes of war in

123. The Good Ship 'Barbara.' By S. W. Sadler, R.N.
(S.P.C.K.) 3 s. 6d.

Two brothers, one in the navy, the other in the merchant service,
see a good deal of the coast of Africa. The introduction of an ' un-
attached ' and helpless missionary is the only weak point.

124. Ned in the Blockhouse. (Cassell) 2s. 6d.

125. Ned in the Woods. (Cassell) 2s. 6d.

126. Ned on the River. (Cassell) 2s. 6d.

127. The Camp Fire and the Wigwam. (Cassell) 2s. 6d.

128. The Lost Trail. (Cassell) 2s. 6d.

129. Footsteps in the Forest. (Cassell) 2s. 6d.
American, Fertimore Cooper-like adventures, but without the love

or the somewhat stilted language. There is an admirable Red Indian
hero, a Christian, who appears in all difficulties. Boys revel in these
books, which seem to have an unusual attraction for them. The three
first form the 'Boy Pioneer Series,' the three last the 'Log Cabin
Series.' Many of the real pioneers of Kentucky are introduced.

130. Lost in the Backwoods. By Mrs. Traill. (Nelson)
3*. 6d.

Adventures in a Canadian forest of fifty or sixty years ago. Well
worthy of its republication.

131. The French Prisoners. By Berby. (Macmillan) 4s. 6d.
The friendship that springs up between some German boys and their

French captives, well told.

132. Treasure Island. By R. L. Stevenson. (Cassell) 5s.
So exciting and engrossing that it must be mentioned, but bringing

the reader into rough company, among a good many horrors.

133. Tom Brown's School Days. By T. Hughes. (Macmillan)
2s. or 6d.

The life is so fresh and wholesome in spirit that, though the sphere
is so different from that of the elementary school-boy, his tone may be
raised by it.



134. Ascott Hope's Tales.

These are too numerous and have too many different publishers for
enumeration, but all are lively and wholesome tales of boyhood mostly
in school life, and are good to lend and give.

135. The Crofton Boys. By Harriet Martineau. (Rout-
ledge) is. and is. 6d. (With 40 illustrations, 2s. )

A very attractive story of a brave little boy at school, who loses his
foot by an accident, and resolutely conceals the name of the perpetrator.

136. Follow the Leader. By Talbot B. Reed. (Cassell) 5s.
Another public-school story, sound and spirited, and likely to

interest. People sometimes learn best from what does not profess to
be about their own life.

137. In Quest of Gold on the Whanga Falls. By C. H.

Johnstone. (Cassell) 3s. 6d.

Exciting Australian adventures. It is to be hoped they will not
inspire the gold fever, for which, however, 'True Gold' (see No. 602)
may be an antidote.

138. The Boy with an Idea. By Mrs. Eiloart. (Warne)
is. 6d.

An inventive genius, always getting into exquisitely droll predica-
ments, some of which are quite fit to do duty at a penny reading.

139. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. By Jules
Verne. Two parts. (Low) Cloth $s. 6d.; boards, 2 parts, is. each.

140. The Mysterious Island. Three parts. (Low) Cloth 2s.,
boards Is. each.

141. The Earth to the Moon and a Trip round it. (Low)
Cloth 2.s. , boards is. each.

142. Five Weeks in a Balloon. (Low) Cloth 2s., boards is.

143. Dr. Ox's Experiment. (Low) Cloth 2s., boards is.

144. The Steam House. (Low) Two parts. Cloth 2s., boards
is. each.

Jules Verne is a modern Baron Munchausen with an air of science
and a Frenchman's ironical gravity. To some he is perfectly enchanting,
but there are soberer minds who are bewildered as to whether the
wonders they read of are meant for truth or fiction, and dislike him
accordingly. We have only mentioned a small selection of his trans-
lated works, but all are perfectly safe, for he is a religious, sound-hearted
man. ' Dr. Ox's Experiment ' is short enough for a penny reading
among intelligent people.

145. Ben Sylvester's Word. (See No. 55.)

146. Frank's Debt. By C. M. Yonge. (Walter Smith) 3^.
The dull rude lad raised by better surroundings.

BOYS 2>3

147. The Little Duke. (See No. 488.)

148. The Caged Lion. (See No. 410.) 6s.
^""149. Harry and Archie. (See No. 254.)

150. Pickle and his Page Boy. (See No. 30.)

151. For Fortune and Glory, a Story of the Soudan War.

By Lewis Hough. (Cassell) $s.

A somewhat wild story, involving adventures with an old semi-mad-
man who has turned Mahometan, but with a very graphic description
of life in the English army.

152. On Board the ' Esmeralda.' By J. Hutcheson. (Cassell)
3s. 6d.

No harm in it, though the Squeers establishment at the beginning
might have been spared.

153. Jackanapes. By J. H. Ewing. (S.P.C.K.) is.

This beautiful story wins the attention of boys, but those who read
it to them find it advisable to skip the unnecessary incident of the

154. Mutiny on the ' Albatross.' By F. Frankfort Moore.
(S.P.C.K.) 3 s. 6d.

Exactly fulfilling the boy's description, 'A pretty book with plenty
of killing.'

155. Nimrod Nunn. (S.P.C.K.) 2s.

A village waif becomes a brave soldier, and is killed in Egypt.

156. Pirates' Creek. By S. W. Sadler. (S.P.C.K.) 3s.

157. Tales by W. H. Kingston.

There are so many of these, and brought out by so many publishers
(S.P.C.K.), (Griffith, Farran, & Co.), (Warne), (Shaw), (Nisbet), (Rout-
ledge), that it is hardly possible to collect or enumerate them, and one
description answers for all. They are full of adventure, well studied
from travels and geography, perfectly safe and innocent, with more
incident than character, and very useful for those who love adventurous

158. Tales by R. M. Ballantyne.

These also are too numerous for individual mention. They teach much
as to manners, geography, &c, and there is a conscientious, religious
tone about both authors, but Mr. Ballantyne's are apt to be rather con-
fused where any Church matter comes in question.

159. A Hero : Philip's Book. By the Author of 'John Halifax.'
(Routledge) is.

A very striking picture of moral versus physical Courage.

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160. Straight to the Mark. By the Rev. T. S. Millington.
(R.T.S.) 5j.

A good schoolboy tale.

161. Paul Howard's Captivity. (Griffith, Farran, & Co.) is. (xL
A boy who propitiated his Chinese captors by his knowledge of


162. Will's Voyages. By F. F. Moore. (S.P.C.K.) 3*. 6d.

163. The 'Great Orion.' By F. F. Moore. (S.P.C.K.) &.

164. The Adventurous Voyage of the 'Polly.' By S. W.

Sadler. (S.P.C.K.) y.

165. Scapegrace Dick. (See No. 460.)

166. In the Land of the Moose, the Bear, and the Beaver.

By Achilles Daunt. (Nelson) 3s. 6d.

167. In the Bush and on the Trail. (Nelson) 3s. 6d.

Both these are beautifully got up, and will make the boy who gets
either of them for a prize happy at the moment, and sure to imbibe
some real knowledge of the places named and animals described.

168. Yussuf the Guide. By G. ManvilleFenn. (Blackie) 5^.
Travels in Asia Minor. Full of adventures and often very droll.

169. Devon Boys. By G. Manville Fenn. (Blackie) 6s.
An excellent set of seaside adventures near Barnstaple in the old

smuggling times.

170. The Final Reckoning. By G. A. Henty. (Blackie) $s.
Bush life in Australia in the convict times.

171. Beyond the Himalayas. By John Geddie. (Nelson)
3.y. 6d.

172. Lake Regions of Central Africa. By John Geddie.
(Nelson) 3^. 6d.

173. The Castaways in the Wilds of Borneo. By Mayne

Reid. (Nelson) 3s. 6d.

174. Frank Redcliffe. (Nelson) 3s. 6d.
Adventures in South America.

175. Mark Willis. (Nelson) is. 6d.
Adventures of a sailor boy.

All these are interesting tales of enterprise conveying much useful
geographical information, and wholesomely sound and amusing.


The stories under this head are chosen for their unusual
excellence, but they deal in general with a way of life, with
pursuits, allusions, and temptations, so much out of the line
of the ordinary clients of the parish library that we do not
recommend them for that purpose, although they would do
no harm but decidedly good, so far as they were understood,
and, where readers of a superior degree are included, would
be excellent.

176. The Langdales of Langdale End. By Eleanor Lloyd.

(Marcus Ward) 35. 6d.

A lively, clever set of children, slightly over-independent of their
parents. They get into a scrape by secretiveness about their pleasures,
and their discussions of their clergyman might not be edifying to some

177. Hermy, the Story of a Little Girl. By Mrs. Molesworth.
(Routledge) is. 6d.

A pleasant nursery tale.

178. Miss Fenwick's Failures. By Esme Stuart. (Blackie)
2s. 6d.

A governess's troubles with naughty children.

179. A York and a Lancaster Rose. By Annie Keary.
(Macmillan) 6s.

One Rose is a professor's daughter, the other is a carpenter's. They
come into connection at the soup kitchen of a Sisterhood, much to
their mutual benefit. The trials of the professor's daughter are those
of a large intellectual family in a London house, where inclination often
has to be silently sacrificed.


180. Laneton Parsonage. By Elizabeth Sewell. (Longmans)

The catechism illustrated practically by three periods of the lives of
a clergyman's daughters — at home, at school, and after the return from

181. Sweet William. By Mrs. Erskine. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.

An engaging little girl, devoted to her butterfly-hunting brothers,
but waking to high and deep aspirations, which find their first fulfil-
ment in the discovery of an old cottage woman's lost son.

182. Grumble. By Mrs. Erskine. (S.P.C.K.) is.

The pinch of agricultural depression felt but not understood in the
nursery drives a little damsel to try to mend matters by wishing in a
fairy ring.

183. The Birthday. By Lady Harriet Howard. (Masters)
pi 6d.

A charming set of children in high life, simple, natural, and whole-
some, a favourite of many years' standing.

184. The White Gipsy. By Annette Lyster. (S.P.C.K.) 35.

A child picked up by gipsies after a railway accident, and bred up
among them till recovered by his mother.

185. Decima's Promise. By Agnes Giberne. (Nisbet) 35.6c/.
This is made to a servant girl not to reveal an accident to a young

child of which both alike are guilty. It results in the poor child's
idiocy, and thus would be a wholesome warning to nurses, but Decima's
other troubles are rather out of their beat.

186. In the Marsh. By Bessie Curteis. (S.P.C.K.) 2s.

A very clever portrait of life on the Sussex coast, as seen by some
young folks quartered in a farmhouse.

187. Rosamond Ferrars. By M. Bramston. (S.P.C.K.) 2s. 6d.
A girl hardened by want of home life introduced into a good and

happy home where the key of life is given to her.

188. The Little Brown Girl. By Esme Stuart. (S.P.C.K.)
2s. 6d.

An orphan unkindly treated by children who are prejudiced against
her, and nearly frighten her to death.

189. The Runaway. (Macmillan) 2s. 6d.

Exceedingly droll mishaps befall the little maid who hides the run-
away from school in her cupboard.

190. When I was a Little Girl. (Macmillan) 2s. 6d.


191. Nine Years Old. (Macmillan) 2s. 6d.

Great favourites with children ; without much plot, but flowing on

192. Little Alice and her Sister. (Masters) 2s.

A charmingly told cure of a spoilt and passionate little girl caused by
an elder sister returned from India.

193. P's and Q's. By C. M. Yonge. (Macmillan) 4s. 6d.
Turns on the difficulty of submitting to a fresh government.

194. Henrietta's Wish. By C. M. Yonge. (Masters) 4s. 6d.
On vehemently carrying out a personal wish.

195. The Two Guardians. By C. M. Yonge. (Masters) 6s.
A religiously brought-up girl transplanted into a worldly family.

196. The Wynnes. (Masters) $s.

A sensible, thoughtful picture of the trials of a large family.

197. One of a Covey. (Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. ) 3s. 6d.
A little girl taken away from a home full of brothers and sisters to

find solitary luxury very wearisome.

198. Regent Rosalind. (S. Tinsley) Js. 6d.

The difficulties of a young girl brought home from school to become
head of a motherless household.

199. Phil's Mother. (S. Tinsley) 5*.

Several short and good stories, of which ' Georgie's Christmas Holi-
days ' is the best.

200. Elly's Choice. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.

201. Boys and Girls. (S.P.C.K.) is.

The best thing in these is a remarkable fable or allegory, quite fit to
be read separately, where each person is represented as chained for
life to some animal symbolising character, and the question in each
case is, Will the animal subdue the human being to the ruin of both, or
will the human creature make the animal his obedient servant to the
salvation of both ?

202. Ella's Mistake. By Laura Lane. (S.P.C.K.) u.
The damsel takes to sensational religion and despises her mother,

but learns her error.

203. Courage and Cowards. By Selina Gaye. (Nisbet) 2s. 6d.
The contrast between physical daring and moral courage well brought


204. The Autocrat of the Nursery. By L. T. Meade.
(Hodder) $s.

This is delightfully illustrated and is a charming story, but it has the
fault — a serious one if reverence is desired — of giving holy Names
misspelt for baby utterance. A touch of the pen will alter this.


205. Countess Kate and the Stokesley Secret. By C. M.
Yonge. (Walter Smith) $s.

One is a plunge into high life and the other a merry scrambling family.

206. The Six Cushions. By C. M. Yonge. (Walter Smith) 2s.
The varying fates of six cushions for the chancel step, dealt out to

be worked by as many young ladies.

207. Trixy ; or, Those who Live in Glass Houses should not
Throw Stones. By Margery Symington. (Cassell) is. 6d.

Pleasant scenes of life in a small Swiss young ladies' school.

208. Studies for Stories. By Jean Ingelow. (Wells Gardner,
'Darton, & Co.) ^s. 6d.

A collection of really powerful short tales, not half sufficiently
known, chiefly of girls' school life.

209. The Old House in the Square. By Alice Weber. (Rout-
ledge) 2 s - 6d.

A well-drawn family, who are too exclusive to be hospitable to their
father's pupil, and need to be brought to a better mind.

210. North Wind and Sunshine. By Annette Lyster.
(S.P.C.K.) 2s. 6d.

The contrast between piety and charity at home, and anywhere
except at home.

211. Five Pounds Reward. (S.P.C.K.) is.
Very droll.

212. Heart Service. (S.P.C.K.) is.
Useful warning against selfish neglect.

213. Snowball Society. By M. Bramston. (S.P.C.K.) 2s. 6d.

214. Home and School. By M. Bramston. (S.P.C.K.) 2s. 6d.
These tell of the same family — the first of a scheme for providing

poor children with a playground ; the second is of high school adven-



215. Lob Lie by the Fire. By J. H. Ewing. (S.P.C.K.) is,

216. Story of a Short Life. By J. H. Ewing. (S.P.C.K.) is.

217. Jan of the Mill. By J. H. Ewing. (Bell) i'j.

218. Daddy Darwin's Dovecote. ByJ.H. Ewing. (S.P.C.K.)

These exquisite pieces of Mrs. Ewing's are too delicately worked for
the ordinary style of children or the poor, though they may be appre-
ciated by those who have time to dream over them and, as it were
imbibe them.


219. Story of a Happy Home. By Mary Howitt. (Nelson) 2s.
Real childish incidents of a year ; hardly story, but told with the

charm of Mrs. Howitt.

220. Sue and I. By Mrs. O'Reilly. (Wells Gardner, Darton, &
Co.) 3s. 6d.

Delightful reminiscences of childhood.

221. Aunt Judy's Tales. By Mrs. Gatty. (Bell) y. 6d.

222. Aunt Judy's Letters. By Mrs. Gatty. (Bell) y. 6d.

223. Aunt Sally's History. By Mrs. Gatty. (Bell) 2s. 6d.
Needing no words of recommendation.

224. Castle Blair. By Flora Shaw. (Kegan Paul) 3.5-. 6d.
A wild Irish story, very attractive and exciting.

225. Edgeworth's Early Lessons.

,, Frank.

,, Rosamond.

,, Parent's Assistant.

,, Harry and Lucy.

These are real classics, and ought to be well read by every child.
There are many points of good sense, refinement, and honour better
given in them than in most modern books. They have been so often
republished that they may be had at almost any price.

226. Tip Cat. (Smith) 3s. 6d.
Has much grace and tenderness.

227. May Cunningham's Trial. (Cassell) 2s.
Interesting and spirited.

228. Pat. By Stella Austin. (Masters) 3^. 6d.

By far the best of Stella Austin's stories, which are popular, but
have for the most part the fault of admiring the children's simplicity
too palpably, and might foster affectation or self-consciousness.

229. Sidney Grey. By Annie Keary. (Warne) y. 6d.
A story of much excellence and reality.

230. The School-boy Baronet. By the Hon. Mrs. Greene.
(Warne) 3s. 6d.

A young tyrant cured of his overbearing ways by seeing their
exaggeration in lower life.

231. Cushions and Corners. By the Hon. Mrs. Greene
(Warne) 2s. 6d.

A clever story on angular and gentle tempers.


232. Blind Man's Holiday. By Annie Keary. (Warne) 2s.

233. Father Phim. By Annie Keary. (Warne) 15.

In the first we have touches from the author's own childhood. The
second is very beautiful, and perhaps the most perfect of the author's

234. New Honours. By Mrs. Selby Lowndes. (Warne) 2s.
Children whose first experiences of their father's peerage are not


235. Mistress Mary. By Mrs. Sitwell. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.
A charming story of a quaint little girl and her noble-minded parents.

236. Dora and Nora. By Annette Lyster. (S.P.C.K.) 2s.
Two girls who endure in a very different manner the trial of living

with a cross old aunt.

237. Carry's Rose. By Mrs. Cupples. (Nelson) gd.
Against teasing.

238. The Launch of the 'Victory.' (Nelson) 6d.
Of a wholesome friendship made over a toy ship.

239. The Phantom Picture. By the Hon. Mrs. Greene.

(Nelson) 2s.

Disobedience detected by the culprit unconsciously photographing

240. Silverthorns. By Mrs. Molesworth. (Hatchard) 6s.
A harsh judgment and incipient jealousy confuted. Very sweet


241. The Linen Room Window. By C. Birley. (Wells
Gardner, Darton, & Co.) is. 6d.

The effect of sunshine through a convex bit of glass.

242. A Story for the Schoolroom. (S.P.C.K.) 2s.
Excitement at going to stay with a girl of higher rank ending in

wholesome discipline and mortification of self-importance.


These are not studies on the Catechism, but illustrations.

243. Stories and Lessons on the Catechism. (Walter Smith)

3 vols. 135.

A companion to the lessons on the Collects, with a class of girls
instead of boys. The using of it for many years has tested its excel-

244. Stories on the Catechism. By C. A. Jones. (Masters)

4 vols. is. 6d. each.

Detached stories, with questions at the end of each on the portion to
which it applies.

245. Laneton Parsonage. (See No. 180.)
Written mainly to illustrate the Catechism.

246. Tales illustrative of the Apostles' Creed. By J. M.

Neale. (Masters) is. 6d.

247. Stories on the Commandments. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.

248. Stories on my Duty to God. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.

249. Stories on my Duty to my Neighbour. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.

250. Stories on the Lord's Prayer. By E. Sewell. (Masters)

All the above may be usefully read, or lent, to children, one by one,
as comments on the lesson freshly taught.

251. The Little Camp on Eagle Hill. By E. Wetherell.
(Warne) I J-. 6d.

Somewhat striking conversations upon the Lord's Prayer.



i. By Mrs. O'Reilly.

252. Children of the Church. Part

(Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.) is. 6d.

253. Teaching's for the Little Ones on the Catechism. By

C. M. Yonge. (Walter Smith) 2s. 6d.

These last are more of Sunday-school books than intended to be
lent, but as most of the instruction to very little ones must be con-
veyed either by reading or speaking to them, it has been thought that
the recommendation of these might be an assistance to teachers pre-
paring lessons.


254. Harry and Archie. By the Rev. E. Monro. (Masters) Is.

The first is the most effective of all such books. Its excellence has
been proved. To our own knowledge it has brought a servant to Con-
firmation and a lad to Holy Communion.

255. Clary's Confirmation. (S.P.C.K.) is. 6d.
A great favourite.

256. The Castle Builders. By C. M. Yonge. (Walter Smith)
is. 6d.

Confirmation difficulties in a higher rank of life.

257. Jeanie Gordon. (Walter Smith) is.
The Confirmation of an invalid girl in Scotland.

258. Ruthieston. (Walter Smith) $s.

A story of Scottish middle life, but the Confirmation subject is brought
in and dealt with usefully.

259. Laneton Parsonage. (See No. 180.)
The second volume bears on Confirmation usefully.

260. Maggie Preece. (S.P.C.K.) \d.
A fairly good Confirmation story.

261. Boys. (Skeffington) gd.

262. Girls. (Skeffington) gd.

Practical advice in short compass ; excellent for Confirmation gifts.

263. The Seal. By C. M, Yonge. (Smith) i\d.
A Confirmation tract,



264. Church Echoes. By Mrs. Carey Brock. (Seeley) \$s.
A tale with conversations woven into it to bring out the meaning

and blessing of the Church services, going as far as the Litany.

265. Sunday Echoes in Weekday Hours. By Mrs. Carey
Brock. (Seeley) A series. $s. each.

There is one volume on the Collects, and another on the Epistles
and Gospels.

266. Stories and Lessons on the Collects. (Walter Smith)
\2S. 6d.

The lessons are given by a lady to a class of boys, each of whom has
his own history and character, and, besides pursuing this, stories are
told and read to them. It is a very useful book for teaching from,
making the class in hand answer the questions and look out the refer-
ences (of which there is a very large choice) ; and the stories, which are
not quite equal to the teachings, can be read or not according to time
and expediency.

267. Stories on the Christian Year. By C. A. Jones. (Master?)
8 vols. 2s. each.

Stories illustrating the Collects, with questions at the end. Rather

268. Richard Nelson. By the Revs. J. and T. Keble. (Walter
Smith) is. 6d.

The conversations on Church matters formed several of the earliest
'Tracts for the Times,' and have both the simplicity and the power of
all the teachings of the author of the ' Christian Year.'

269. Charles Harvey's Difficulties. (Hayes) 6d.

A valuable explanation of the Athanasian Creed ; exactly the thing
to correct popular mistakes.

270. Benedicite. By Child Chaplin. (Murray) 6s.

A favourite book, going into details on all the glorious works of
creation mentioned in the Canticle.


271. History of the Prayer-Book. By F. M. P. (S.P.C.K.) is.
A sketch of the growth of the Prayer-Book.

272. Studies on the Benedicite. By Mrs. Bayne. (Hatchards)

Somewhat in the same style as No. 270, also excellent, with more
historical association and less natural history.

273. Our Mother Church. By Mrs. Jerome Mercier. 3^. 6d.
Conversations on Church subjects and the history of the Liturgy, best

adapted to young ladies and girl pupil-teachers. Very useful.

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