Washington's exploits, such as crossing the Delaware during the Revolutionary War, becoming President of the U.S., and chopping down the cherry tree are well-known. But, Washington was also a product of historical factors, and influenced them as well. Scudder, well-qualified to write Washington's biography, concentrates on little-known events, such as Washington's relationship with American Indians and the British army prior to the Revolutionary War. One fun read for anyone interested in American History.
Mr. Bodley is unexpectedly called to Europe, and in this final volume of the series he goes abroad, while the rest of the family at first go for a fortnight to Cape Cod, and then return to Roxbury. Mr. Bodley does not return till Thanksgiving time, but he writes letters home, and, after he returns, tells stories of Europe. The children, besides, have their own journeys and adventures, so that Europe and America appear in equal proportions. Mrs. Bodley, who stays at home, has been to Europe before, so that she is able to enlarge on what Mr. Bodley writes home, and Hen, who has gone off on a voyage, stumbles upon Mr. Bodley abroad, and comes back before him with fresh yarns.
Fifteen stories telling of some of the doings of Nathan, Philippa, and Lucy Bodley, their father and mother, the hired hand Martin, and others. Includes poems by various authors and fairy tales in verse told to the childrn by their parents, by Martin, and by each other.
The Bodleys and their grandchildren, after first learning about their Dutch ancestors in the days of New Amsterdam, spend several weeks in Holland. There, they see the sights, take an object lesson in history, and make the connection between American history and Ducth history.
Synopsis: This book ambitiously brings together all Longfellow's poems into a single volume. As well as his justly famous works such as 'Hiawatha', 'The Wreck of the Hesperus' and 'Evangeline', there is much else here to delight the reader, such as his many short poems, translations and verse-dramas.