Books by Mable Pyne

I usually try to keep my images small so my pages will load fairly quickly, but in this case, I think a full size image is warranted. The following is from The Little History of the United States:

A homeschooling friend of mine picked up two of Mable Pyne's books at an antique store near us and brought them over to show me. I was immediately impressed and started to watch for inexpensive copies of her work.

Mrs. Pyne's oversized, colorful books are accurate, beautifully illustrated, and written in a delightful manner. When I read my children The Little Geography of the United States, I had six heads crowding in for a closer view during the entire reading! During our reading, there were a few spots where I was able to teach my children of changes that have come about since 1941 and we found that several points sparked questions and discussion. What a lovely book from which to teach U. S. Geography and the progress of history!

My recommendation is for the starred books below, which I have seen. I have not seen her other works, but what follows is a (hopefully) complete list:

From Morning to Night, The Day of a Two-Year-Old in Pictures [1929]

The Hospital [1962] (I believe this is also a picture book.)

*The Little Geography of the United States [1941]

*The Little History of the United States [1940]

*The Little History of the Wide World [1947] (The first five pages are based on evolutionary mythology.)

The Story of Religion [1954]

*When We Were Little: the Story of Three Generations; Our Book for Sharon by her mother Jennifer Pyne Oliver, her grandmother Mable Mandeville Pyne, and her great-grandmother Emma Walter Mandeville [1957]

WARNING: After your children read the last of the above books, they will cajole their parents and grandparents to start writing for them!!

While searching for Mable Pyne's books, I found that dealers are not always careful with spelling!
You might try searching different spellings. I found these books under the names Mable Pyne,
"Mabel Pyne," and even "Mabel Pine"!

Content posted at ValeriesLivingLibrary.com is ©1998-2012
Do not copy or repost any content from this site via email, to any web site, or in any kind of public forum.
You are welcome to keep a single paper or electronic copy of any pages from this site for personal, noncommerical use.
You are welcome to make up to 50 single paper copies of any or all pages from this site--
provided that each page is labeled with this notice,
provided that the pages are given as a gift for no compensation of any kind,
provided that no charge should be made for copying, distribution, shipping, handling, or any other costs related to transfer.
ANY QUESTIONS? Just ask. I love to say, "Yes".