The Children's Hour

This was first edited by Eva March Tappan and later by Marjorie Barrows. I have the 1953 set. This red and black set was published in both a standard binding and a premium edition. The standard binding is hardback, paper over boards. The premium edition is clothbacked (look closely and you will see the threads) with supplemental color plates.

The following stories and poems are the contents of the 1953 edition.

FIRST STORY BOOK

FAVORITE FAIRY TALES

OLD TIME FAVORITES

CARAVAN OF FUN

BEST LOVED POEMS (These are poems by all the best poets arranged in eleven chapters.)

STORIES OF TODAY

FAVORITE MYSTERY STORIES

MYTHS AND LEGENDS

FROM MANY LANDS

SCHOOL AND SPORT

PART I: FOR YOUNGER READERS:

PART II: FOR OLDER READERS:

ALONG BLAZED TRAILS

STORIES OF LONG AGO

ROADS TO ADVENTURE

FAVORITE ANIMAL STORIES

LEADERS AND HEROES

SCIENCE FICTION AND READER'S GUIDE

  1. Fairy Tales and the Spirit, Bertha E. Mahony

  2. Poetry and Childhood, Padraic Colum

  3. Biographies Bring New Companions, Marchette Chute

  4. The Child's Personal Library, Bess Porter Adams

  5. Your Child and World Neighborliness, Agatha L. Shea

  6. What is a Good Science Book? Herman Schneider

  7. My First Book Friends, Rachel Field

  8. Imagination and Children's Literature, Padraic Colum

  9. Children's Interests in Reading, Miriam Blanton Huber

(Volume Five, Poetry is the hardest to find. It holds the fondest memories for many families and is sometimes kept when the rest of the set is sold or given away.)