Among the Meadow People

Clara Dillingham PIERSON (1868 - 1952)

Lovely book of nature written for children by teacher and naturalist Clara Dillingham Pierson. This book in the "Among the People" series explores the animal inhabitants of the meadow and garden. The charming prose shrinks us down and puts us in the fascinating world of the tiny insects, amphibians, and birds who call the field their home. From the author's Introduction: "In selecting the tiny creatures of field and garden for the characters in this book, I have remembered with pleasure the way in which my six loyal pupils befriended stray crickets and grasshoppers, their intense appreciation of the new realm of fancy and observation, and the eagerness and attention with which they sought Mother Nature, the most wonderful and tireless of all story-tellers." - Summary by Clara Dillingham Pierson & Jill Engle

Genre(s): Animals & Nature

Language: English

Group: Among the People Series

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Frances Brown
00:01:46
Play 01 The Butterfly that Went Calling Jennifer Dorr
00:05:43
Play 02 The Robins Build a Nest Claire Schreuder
00:06:44
Play 03 The Selfish Tent-Caterpillar Claire Schreuder
00:07:17
Play 04 The Lazy Snail Claire Schreuder
00:05:06
Play 05 An Ant That Wore Wings Claire Schreuder
00:03:47
Play 06 The Cheerful Harvestmen Claire Schreuder
00:06:38
Play 07 The Little Spider's First Web Claire Schreuder
00:04:50
Play 08 The Beetle Who Did Not Like Caterpillars Claire Schreuder
00:04:14
Play 09 The Young Robin Who Was Afraid to Fly Claire Schreuder
00:08:33
Play 10 The Crickets' School Claire Schreuder
00:03:53
Play 11 The Contented Earthworms Claire Schreuder
00:04:02
Play 12 The Measuring Worm's Joke Claire Schreuder
00:04:23
Play 13 A Puzzled Cicada Jennifer Dorr
00:05:05
Play 14 The Tree Frog's Story Jon Kissack
00:07:19
Play 15 The Day When the Grass Was Cut Sharon Kilmer
00:07:20
Play 16 The Grasshopper and the Measuring Worm Run a Race Sharon Kilmer
00:05:22
Play 17 Mr. Green Frog and His Visitors Jennifer Dorr
00:04:40
Play 18 The Dignified Walking-Sticks Jon Kissack
00:06:46
Play 19 The Day of the Great Storm Drew Johnson
00:05:49
Play 20 The Story of Lily-Pad Island Lynne T
00:07:48
Play 21 The Grasshopper Who Wouldn't Be Scared Claire Schreuder
00:07:02
Play 22 The Earthworm Half-Brothers Claire Schreuder
00:04:01
Play 23 A Gossiping Fly Claire Schreuder
00:04:18
Play 24 The Frog-Hoppers Go Out Into the World Lynne T
00:09:17
Play 25 The Mosquito Tries to Teach His Neighbors Savannah
00:04:47
Play 26 The Frog Who Thought Herself Sick Jill Engle
00:05:25
Play 27 The Katydid's Quarrel Jon Kissack
00:03:55
Play 28 The Last Party of the Season Jennifer Dorr
00:04:33