Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 32, June 8, 1880


Harper's Young People is an illustrated weekly publication for children that includes short stories, tales from history, natural history, poetry, puzzles, and other fun. This 32nd issue of the serial was published on June 8th, 1880. In this issue, the captain and crew of the Whitewing set sail in the second installment of "The Moral Pirates", "The Story of George Washington" finds the president keeping the peace with England and supporting a leader of the French Revolution, and a comical chain of events ensue when the carpenters scare a rat from its hiding spot in "The Adventures of a Rat Race". Other highlights of this issue include "A Chat About Philately", a story about stamp collecting's popularity; fearful accounts of North America's powerful "Grizzly Bear"; and, a chance encounter at just the right time is fortunate for a girl and her mother in "An Apronful of Water-Cresses". This periodical was published by Harper & Brothers, known today for their publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. - Summary by Jill Engle

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Children's Non-fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Group: Harper's Young People

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Moral Pirates: Chapter II EdFoster
Play 02 Mr. Martin's Game; A Chat About Philately; Butterflies and Bees Larry Wilson
Play 03 An Apronful of Water-Cresses; The Story of George Washington: Chapter IX TR Love
Play 04 Little Fatima; A St. Ulric Doll Glendav7
Play 05 The Grizzly Bear; Miniature Yachts Laurie Banza
Play 06 Easy Botany: June Jill Engle
Play 07 The Adventures of a Rat Race; The Morning Message mleigh
Play 08 Our Post-Office Box BettyB
Play 09 Puzzles from Young Contributors; Answers to Puzzles in No. 29; Advertisements; Instructions to Wiggle Contributors BettyB