Kitty Brown, six years old, grabbed her sled and went to school where she and her schoolmates learned many lessons. While building a snowman the boys argued but learned “a soft answer turns away wrath.” When Kitty disobeyed her mother, she learned a new verse for children to “obey their parents.” One Sunday the snow was so deep they could not get out to go to church. When the neighbors all pulled together to make a path to church, the service was especially blessed by God. “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Kitty Brown loves Bible verses. All twelve chapters have a different bible verse that is exemplified in the story. This is the first book in the four-part Kitty Brown series.
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ELIZABETH WOOSTER STUART PHELPS (1815–1852) was born in Andover, Massachusetts. Her mother’s family line traces back to Governor John Winthrop, the Puritan leader. Her father, Moses Stuart, was a minister and professor at Andover Theological Seminary. She was educated at Mount Vernon School and lived with and was taught writing by Jacob Abbott. She created stories to tell her sisters and published ten books and many anonymous works. She sometimes used the pen name of H. Trusta (an anagram of Stuart). She struggled with God’s view of the usefulness of art, because she loved painting. She suffered a cerebral disease for 20 years, which was made an instrument of mental and religious growth. She married Austin Phelps, a Congregational minister and professor at Andover, in 1842. After her death, her daughter, Mary Gray, took her name, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, as a pseudonym, who later became Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward after marrying.
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