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The Bird's Christmas Carol

β€œIt is very funny, but you do not always have to see people to love them. Just think about it, and see if it isn't so.”

The Bird's Christmas Carol by Kate   Douglas Wiggin
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Kate Douglas Wiggin was born in Philadelphia on September 28, 1856. As an adult she devoted her life to the welfare of children many of whom were badly treated and thought of as more a source of cheap expendable labour than minds to be nourished and expanded. By 1878 she had started what was then the first free kindergarten in San Francisco. Of course as well as being active in social reform and education she is a very well known authoress. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm being her most credited creation. Here we publish a less well known but equally admired book that captures life from a youthful perspective. In the spring of 1923 Kate travelled to England as a New York delegate to the Dickens Fellowship. There she became ill with bronchial pneumonia and died, at the age of 66. Her ashes were taken home to Maine and scattered over the Saco River. Here we publish her delightful volume 'The Bird's Christmas Carol'.

Copyright Group; April 2014
22 pages; ISBN 9781783943210
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Title: The Bird's Christmas Carol
Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin