Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People eBook

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TOM STRONG, JUNIOR Illustrated. $1.25 net.  The story of the son of Tom Strong in the young United States.  Tom sees the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr; is in Washington during the presidency of Jefferson; is on board of the “Clermont” on its first trip, and serves in the United States Navy during the War of 1812.  TOM STRONG, THIRD Illustrated. $1.30 net.  Tom Strong, Junior’s son helps his father build the first railroad in the United States and then goes with Kit Carson on the Lewis and Clarke Expedition.

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

THE HOME BOOK OF VERSE FOR YOUNG FOLKS
Compiled by BURTON E. STEVENSON, Editor of “The Home Book of Verse"

With cover, and illustrations in color and black and white by WILLY POGANY.  Over 500 pages, large 12mo. $2.00 net.

Not a rambling, hap-hazard collection but a vade-mecum for youth from the ages of six or seven to sixteen or seventeen.  It opens with Nursery Rhymes and lullabies, progresses through child rhymes and jingles to more mature nonsense verse; then come fairy verses and Christmas poems; then nature verse and favorite rhymed stories; then through the trumpet and drum period (where an attempt is made to teach true patriotism,) to the final appeal of “Life Lessons” and “A Garland of Gold” (the great poems for all ages).

This arrangement secures sequence of sentiment and a sort of cumulative appeal.  Nearly all the children’s classics are included, and along with them a body of verse not so well known but almost equally deserving.  There are many real “finds,” most of which have never before appeared in any anthology.

Mr. Stevenson has banished doleful and pessimistic verse, and has dwelt on hope, courage, cheerfulness and helpfulness.  The book should serve, too, as an introduction to the greater poems, informing taste for them and appreciation of them, against the time when the boy or girl, grown into youth and maiden, is ready to swim out into the full current of English poetry.

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

TWO BOOKS BY CONSTANCE D’ARCY MACKAY

COSTUMES AND SCENERY FOR AMATEURS A Practical Working Handbook with over 70 illustrations and full index. 258 pp. 12mo. $1.75 net.  A book that has long been needed.  It concludes chapters on Amateurs and the New Stage Art, Costumes, and Scenery, but consists mainly of simple outline designs for costumes for historical plays, particularly American Pageants, folk, fairy, and romantic plays—­also of scenes, including interiors, exteriors, and a scheme for a Greek Theatre, all drawn to scale.  Throughout the book color schemes, economy, and simplicity are kept constantly in view, and ingenious ways are given to adapt the same costumes or scenes to several different uses.  HOW TO PRODUCE CHILDREN’S PLAYS The author is a recognized authority on the production

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