Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 37, July 13, 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 37th issue of the serial was published on July 13th, 1880. In this issue, "The Moral Pirates" make an unexpected catch while fishing in this seventh part of their story, the young Fielden brothers seek to support family finances but their efforts take a harrowing turn in "A Crabbing Adventure", and Philemon and his friend run away and join a circus in "Philemon's Circus". Other highlights of this issue include a guide to finding the wildflowers of July in "Easy Botany: July"; a delicious description of "The Mangosteen" fruit; and, a macabre but fascinating history of "The Catacombs of Paris". 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 A Crabbing Adventure David Lee
Play 02 Eddie's Lanterns; Easy Botany: July Larry Wilson
Play 03 The Story of the American Navy: Chapter I Tom Merritt
Play 04 The Moral Pirates: Chapter VII CoreyD
Play 05 The Mangosteen; Robinson Crusoe's Island Larry Wilson
Play 06 Philemon's Circus Beeswaxcandle
Play 07 Japanese Children; A Sea-Side Adventure mleigh
Play 08 Our Post-Office Box BettyB
Play 09 Puzzles from Young Contributors; Answers to Puzzles in No. 34; Advertisements BettyB
Play 10 Our Louie; The Catacombs of Paris Larry Wilson