Last season we published The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature
—a lavishly illustrated book that featured forty-two delightful and wholesome children's stories from some of America’s best writers from a century past. We are now pleased to introduce The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature, Volume Two
, with stories again personally selected by William F. Buckley Jr. Like the first volume, this collection contains dozens of stories from literary giants, many first published in St. Nicholas Magazine
, the famous journal that established a golden age of children’s literature.
In The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature, Volume Two, you will find: Mark Twain’s entertaining (but too-forgotten) Tom Sawyer, Detective; Jack London’s exciting sea tale, "The Cruise of the Dazzler"; Louisa May Alcott’s "The Blind Lark" and the delightful "Daisy’s Jewel-Box and How She Filled It"; Frances Hodgsen Burnett’s exquisite "The Troubles of Queen Silver-Bell" and "The Cozy Lion"; Frank Baum’s "Aunt 'Phroney’s Boy"; two of Rudyard Kipling's famous Jungle Book stories, "The King's Ankus" and "Toomai of the Elephants"; and much more.
What They're Saying...
"These are great. If children can be taught to read and appreciate good literature at an early age, it helps serve as a moral, intellectual and cultural deterrent to the stuff they are being forced-fed by the pagan and dishonest media."
— Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist