Lucy Fitch Perkins "The Irish Twins"

ISBN 13: 9781512392357

"The Irish Twins"

 
9781512392357:

Third in the acclaimed “Twins” Series which teaches young readers about different cultures.


With Irish twins Larry and Eileen, we enjoy a visit to Granny Malone's and puzzle over the letter she has received from her son in America, a letter that sets the wheels in motion for all sorts of adventures. Along the way the twins encounter gypsies and discover a pig stuck in a bog that brings a change in fortune to their family. While following Larry and Eileen on their adventures, we gain a vivid understanding of the close-knit community life of the Irish countryside, as it existed a century ago.


This book is the third In The “Twins” Series. During the early part of the twentieth century, Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937) wrote a series of children's books known as "The Twins Books." Each of the 26 books in the series featured a set of twins, each in a different country or time in America's past. The main purpose of these enjoyable stories seemed to be to make life in foreign cultures and past times easily accessible to "modern" American children. In “The Irish Twins” Perkins teaches young readers about the rich family oriented culture in Ireland in the early 1900’s and includes narration of delightful and classic Irish folktales along the way.


Table of Contents:


Grannie Malone and the Twins


The Tea-Party


The Tale of the Leprechaun


The Tinkers


The Twins get Home


How they went to the Bog


The Bog


"Diddy”


The Secret


School


The Fair


How they Sold the Pig


What they Saw


Sunday


Mr. McQueen Makes Up his Mind


Mr. McQueen Pays the Rent


Twenty Years After


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About the Author:

Lucy Fitch Perkins was born in Maples, Indiana, the daughter of a factory owner and businessman. She studied at the Fine Arts School in Boston, and later taught art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She worked for a time as an illustrator with the Louis Prang & Company. She married architect Dwight Perkins in 1891; they lived for many years in Chicago. The Twins books featured stories on twin siblings from different nations or different periods in American history. Twenty-six volumes of the series appeared over two decades, from the 1910s through the 1930s: The Dutch Twins, The Japanese Twins, The Eskimo Twins, The Puritan Twins, The American Twins of the Revolution, etc.

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