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Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading

By Frances Jenkins Olcott
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  • GOOD STORIES FOR GREAT HOLIDAYS
  • ARRANGED FOR STORY-TELLING AND READING ALOUD AND FOR THE CHILDREN'S OWN READING
    • Index according to reading level is appended.
  • TO THE STORY-TELLER
  • GOOD STORIES FOR GREAT HOLIDAYS
  • THE FAIRY'S NEW YEAR GIFT
  • THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
  • THE TWELVE MONTHS
    • A SLAV LEGEND
  • THE MAIL-COACH PASSENGERS
  • LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
    • (FEBRUARY 12)
  • HE RESCUES THE BIRDS
  • LINCOLN AND THE LITTLE GIRL
  • TRAINING FOR THE PRESIDENCY
  • WHY LINCOLN WAS CALLED "HONEST ABE"
  • A STRANGER AT FIVE-POINTS
    • (ADAPTED)
  • A SOLOMON COME TO JUDGMENT
  • GEORGE PICKETT'S FRIEND
  • LINCOLN THE LAWYER
  • THE COURAGE OF HIS CONVICTIONS
    • (ADAPTED)
  • MR. LINCOLN AND THE BIBLE
  • HIS SPRINGFIELD FAREWELL ADDRESS
  • SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY
    • (FEBRUARY 14)
  • A PRISONER'S VALENTINE
  • A GIRL'S VALENTINE CHARM
    • AS TOLD BY HERSELF
  • MR. PEPYS HIS VALENTINE
    • AS RELATED BY HIMSELF IN 1666
  • CUPID AND PSYCHE
  • THE TRIAL OF PSYCHE:
  • WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
    • (FEBRUARY 22)
  • I. THE CHERRY TREE
  • II. THE APPLE ORCHARD
  • III. THE GARDEN-BED
  • YOUNG GEORGE AND THE COLT
  • WASHINGTON THE ATHLETE
  • WASHINGTON'S MODESTY
  • WASHINGTON AT YORKTOWN
  • RESURRECTION DAY (EASTER)
    • (MARCH OR APRIL)
  • A LESSON OF FAITH
  • A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR
  • THE LOVELIEST ROSE IN THE WORLD
  • MAY DAY
    • (MAY 1)
  • THE SNOWDROP 1
  • THE THREE LITTLE BUTTERFLY BROTHERS
    • (FROM THE GERMAN)2
  • THE WATER-DROP
  • THE SPRING BEAUTY
    • AN OJIBBEWAY LEGEND
  • THE FAIRY TULIPS
    • ENGLISH FOLK-TALE
  • THE STREAM THAT RAN AWAY
  • THE ELVES
    • AN IROQUOIS LEGEND
  • THE CANYON FLOWERS
  • CLYTIE, THE HELIOTROPE
  • HYACINTHUS
  • ECHO AND NARCISSUS
  • MOTHERS' DAY
    • (SECOND SUNDAY IN MAY)
  • CORNELIA'S JEWELS
  • QUEEN MARGARET AND THE ROBBERS
  • THE REVENGE OF CORIOLANUS
  • THE WIDOW AND HER THREE SONS
    • (ADAPTED)
  • MEMORIAL DAY
    • (APRIL OR MAY)
  • BETSY ROSS AND THE FLAG
  • THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
  • THE LITTLE DRUMMER-BOY
  • A FLAG INCIDENT
  • TWO HERO-STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR
  • II. THE BRAVERY OF RICHARD KIRTLAND
  • THE YOUNG SENTINEL
  • THE COLONEL OF THE ZOUAVES
  • GENERAL SCOTT AND THE STARS AND STRIPES
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY
    • (JULY 4)
  • THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
  • THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
  • THE BOSTON TEA-PARTY
  • A GUNPOWDER STORY
  • THE CAPTURE OF FORT TICONDEROGA
  • WASHINGTON AND THE COWARDS
  • LABOR DAY
    • (FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER)
  • THE SMITHY
    • A HINDU FABLE
  • THE NAIL
  • THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER
  • THE HILLMAN AND THE HOUSEWIFE
  • HOFUS THE STONE-CUTTER
    • A JAPANESE LEGEND
  • ARACHNE
  • THE METAL KING
    • A GERMAN FOLE-TALE
  • THE CHOICE OF HERCULES
  • THE SPEAKING STATUE
    • FROM GESTA ROMANORUM (ADAPTED)
  • THE CHAMPION STONE-CUTTER
  • BILL BROWN'S TEST
  • COLUMBUS DAY
    • (OCTOBER 12)
  • COLUMBUS AND THE EGG
  • COLUMBUS AT LA RABIDA
  • THE MUTINY
  • THE FIRST LANDING OF COLUMBUS IN THE NEW WORLD
  • HALLOWEEN
    • (OCTOBER 31)
  • SHIPPEITARO
    • A JAPANESE FOLK-TALE:
  • HANSEL AND GRETHEL
  • BURG HILL'S ON FIRE
    • A CELTIC FAIRY TALE
  • THE KING OF THE CATS
    • AN ENGLISH FOLK-TALE
  • THE STRANGE VISITOR
    • AN ENGLISH FOLK-TALE
  • THE BENEVOLENT GOBLIN
    • FROM GESTA ROMANORUM (ADAPTED)
  • THE PHANTOM KNIGHT OF THE VANDAL CAMP
    • FROM GESTA ROMANORUM (ADAPTED)
  • THANKSGIVING DAY
    • (LAST THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER)
  • THE FIRST HARVEST-HOME IN PLYMOUTH
  • THE MASTER OF THE HARVEST
  • SAINT CUTHBERT'S EAGLE
  • THE EARS OF WHEAT
  • HOW INDIAN CORN CAME INTO THE WORLD
    • AN OJIBBEWAY LEGEND
  • THE NUTCRACKER DWARF
  • THE PUMPKIN PIRATES
    • A TALE FROM LUCIAN
  • THE SPIRIT OF THE CORN
    • AN IROQUOIS LEGEND
  • THE HORN OF PLENTY
  • CHRISTMAS DAY
    • (DECEMBER 25)
  • THE STRANGER CHILD
    • A LEGEND
  • SAINT CHRISTOPHER
    • A GOLDEN LEGEND
  • THE CHRISTMAS ROSE
    • AN OLD LEGEND
  • THE WOODEN SHOES OF LITTLE WOLFF
  • THE PINE TREE
  • THE CHRISTMAS CUCKOO
  • THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY OF STRASBURG
    • A GERMAN FOLK-TALE
  • THE THREE PURSES
    • A LEGEND
  • THE THUNDER OAK
    • A SCANDINAVIAN LEGEND
  • THE CHRISTMAS THORN OF GLASTONBURY
    • A LEGEND OF ANCIENT BRITAIN
  • THE THREE KINGS OF COLOGNE
    • A LEGEND OF THE MIDDLE AGES
  • THE CHILD
  • HOW THEY CAME TO COLOGNE
  • ARBOR DAY
  • THE LITTLE TREE THAT LONGED FOR OTHER LEAVES
  • WHY THE EVERGREEN TREES NEVER LOSE THEIR LEAVES
  • WHY THE ASPEN QUIVERS
    • OLD LEGEND
  • THE WONDER TREE
  • THE PROUD OAK TREE
    • OLD FABLE 11
  • BAUCIS AND PHILEMON
    • ADAPTED FROM H. P. MASKEL'S RENDERING OF THE GREEK MYTH
  • THE UNFRUITFUL TREE
  • THE DRYAD OF THE OLD OAK
  • DAPHNE
  • BIRD DAY
  • THE OLD WOMAN WHO BECAME A WOODPECKER
  • THE BOY WHO BECAME A ROBIN
    • AN OJIBBEWAY LEGEND
  • THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW
  • THE QUAILS—A LEGEND OF THE JATAKA
    • FROM THE RIVERSIDE FOURTH READER
  • THE MAGPIE'S NEST
  • THE GREEDY GEESE
    • FROM IL LIBRO D'ORO (ADAPTED)
  • THE KING OF THE BIRDS
  • THE DOVE WHO SPOKE TRUTH
  • THE BUSY BLUE JAY
  • BABES IN THE WOODS
  • THE PRIDE OF THE REGIMENT
  • THE MOTHER MURRE
  • THE END
  • REFERENCE LISTS FOR STORY-TELLING AND COLLATERAL READING
  • REFERENCE LISTS FOR STORY-TELLING AND COLLATERAL READING
  • NEW YEAR'S DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • RESURRECTION DAY (EASTER)
    • For grades 1-4.
  • MAY DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • MOTHERS' DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • MEMORIAL AND FLAG DAYS
    • For grades 3-6.
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY
    • For grades S-6.
  • LABOR DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • COLUMBUS DAY
    • For grades 4-8.
  • HALLOWEEN
    • For grades 1-4.
  • THANKSGIVING DAY
    • For grades 1-4
  • CHRISTMAS DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • ARBOR DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
  • BIRD DAY
    • For grades 1-4.
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