“Did you ever stand by the shore of a placid lake or pond, in a calm, sunny day, and throw a little stone into its smooth, silvery waters? Did you observe how, first, a little ripple was formed around the place where it struck, and this was followed by a wave, and then, beyond, another, and another, till the whole surface of the water was disturbed? It was a very little thing that you did; and yet it agitated a great body of water. So it is with childhood and youth; the most insignificant action you perform, in its influence upon your character, will reach through the whole period of your existence.” The two books in this volume deal with many topics that concern today’s children—and parents. Just looking at the table of contents draws one’s eye to chapters dealing with subjects like these: Treatment of brothers and sisters; Behavior at school; On finishing what is begun. Whether this book is given to a child to read alone or read aloud in the family, it will be life-changing.