Category: Children

Lucy Maud Montgomery – Emilys Quest

“No more cambric-tea” had Emily Byrd Starr written in her diary when she came home to New Moon from Shrewsbury, with high school days behind her and immortality before her. Which was a symbol. When Aunt Elizabeth Murray permitted Emily to drink real tea—as a matter of course and not as an occasional concession—she thereby […]

Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne of Windy Poplars

(Letter from Anne Shirley, B.A., Principal of Summerside High School, to Gilbert Blythe, medical student at Redmond College, Kingsport.) “Windy Poplars, “Spook’s Lane, “S’side, P. E. I., “Monday, September 12th. “DEAREST: “Isn’t that an address! Did you ever hear anything so delicious? Windy Poplars is the name of my new home and I love it. […]

Cory Doctorow – Little Brother

This chapter is dedicated to BakkaPhoenix Books in Toronto, Canada. Bakka is the oldest science fiction bookstore in the world, and it made me the mutant I am today. I wandered in for the first time around the age of 10 and asked for some recommendations. Tanya Huf (yes, the Tanya Huf , but she […]

What Katy Did Next – Susan Coolidge

The September sun was glinting cheerfully into a pretty bedroom furnished with blue. It danced on the glossy hair and bright eyes of two girls, who sat together hemming ruffles for a white muslin dress. The half-finished skirt of the dress lay on the bed; and as each crisp ruffle was completed, the girls added […]

What Katy Did at School – Susan Coolidge

It was just after that happy visit of which I told at the end of “What Katy Did,” that Elsie and John made their famous excursion to Conic Section; an excursion which neither of them ever forgot, and about which the family teased them for a long time afterward. The summer had been cool; but, […]

What Katy Did – Susan Coolidge

I was sitting in the meadows one day, not long ago, at a place where there was a small brook. It was a hot day. The sky was very blue, and white clouds, like great swans, went floating over it to and fro. Just opposite me was a clump of green rushes, with dark velvety […]

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