The Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children

Jane ANDREWS (1833 - 1887)

"You may think that Mother Nature, like the famous "old woman who lived in the shoe," has so many children that she doesn't know what to do. But you will know better when you become acquainted with her, and learn how strong she is, and how active; how she can really be in fifty places at once, taking care of a sick tree, or a baby flower just born; and, at the same time, building underground palaces, guiding the steps of little travellers setting out on long journeys, and sweeping, dusting, and arranging her great house,--the earth. And all the while, in the midst of her patient and never-ending work, she will tell us the most charming and marvellous stories of ages ago when she was young, or of the treasures that lie hidden in the most distant and secret closets of her palace; just such stories as you all like so well to hear your mother tell when you gather round her in the twilight." (Summary from Chapter One of The Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, *Non-fiction, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Story of the Amber Beads Mrs. Darcy
00:07:22
Play 02 The New Life Christine Blachford
00:05:48
Play 03 The Talk of the Trees That Stand in the Village Street Christine Blachford
00:06:51
Play 04 How the Indian Corn Grows Ted Nugent
00:06:48
Play 05 Water-Lilies Ted Nugent
00:05:54
Play 06 The Carrying Trade Ruth Golding
00:12:15
Play 07 Sea-Life aquielisunari
00:29:32
Play 08 The Frost Giants Jason Mayoff
00:12:46
Play 09 How Quercus Alba Went to Explore the Underworld the quiet fox
00:13:18
Play 10 Treasure-Boxes the quiet fox
00:07:04
Play 11 A Peep Into One of God's Storehouses aquielisunari
00:17:16
Play 12 The Hidden Light Laura Caldwell
00:04:27
Play 13 Sixty-Two Little Tadpoles Colleen Dick
00:08:43
Play 14 Golden-Rod and Asters Sean McGaughey
00:06:42