Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks

May Farinholt JONES (1866 - 1940)

"The child's mind dwells constantly in the realm of imagination; dry facts are too prosaic to enter this realm. The "Land of Story Books" is the most fascinating of all lands, and therefore the Author has endeavored to weave hygienic facts into stories that will appeal to the child's imagination. She believes the truths of hygienic living and habits in the stories will "creep up on the blind side," so to speak, and impress themselves upon the young mind." -from the Foreword

This book was published in 1916, and therefore represents what was then known of the science of health and hygiene (and, of course, the social morés of the time). Listeners will find that, while some of these stories have not aged well, others reflect an accurate understanding of the body, and all have a certain charm. - Summary by Devorah Allen

Genre(s): Science, Health & Fitness

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword BettyB
00:03:49
Play 01 A Wonderful Engine - Two Little Plants Shriya
00:11:16
Play 02 The Story of a Fly - SWAT THE FLY Shriya
00:09:39
Play 03 The Story of the Rain Barrel - Malaria Larry Wilson
00:10:45
Play 04 Jack Frost Andrew Gaunce
00:10:11
Play 05 A Story of Tuberculosis Larry Wilson
00:07:23
Play 06 It Is Time That You Should Stop - A True Story Kelly Park
00:05:50
Play 07 Two Little Windows - Merry Sunshine Kelly Park
00:04:48
Play 08 A Wonderful Stream Larry Wilson
00:06:55
Play 09 Two Mills - A Child's Calendar - The Toothbrush Brigade Shriya
00:06:10
Play 10 Mr. Fly and Mrs. Mosquito Shriya
00:04:54
Play 11 A Hygiene Song Jenn Broda
00:01:57
Play 12 Our Little Enemies - One Little Girl mleigh
00:07:25
Play 13 Clovis, the Boy King Larry Wilson
00:08:23
Play 14 What Temperance Brings - The White Ship Andrew Gaunce
00:10:17
Play 15 A Queer Case Shriya
00:03:01
Play 16 The Little Girl and the Butterfly Jenn Broda
00:05:55
Play 17 Little Barefoot Misikis
00:05:13
Play 18 The Little Fairies Misikis
00:04:23
Play 19 The Red Cross Seal Lily Ellis
00:07:40
Play 20 The Sand Bed - The House That Jack Built mleigh
00:04:16
Play 21 A New Story of the Lion and the Mouse Andrew Gaunce
00:03:48
Play 22 First Aid to the Injured and the Boy Scouts BettyB
00:04:56
Play 23 An Invitation - A Great Fight - The Five Best Doctors Suzabelle
00:04:40