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But would it be better to visit in summer -- or winter? He has heard wonderful stories of Dutch women skating on the frozen canals to go shopping. When he asks Uncle George about it, his frequent traveling companion brings up a problem with either summer or winter -- for he speaks not a word of Dutch! How would they get around?.

Published by Dodo Press About this Item: Dodo Press, Shipped from UK. Seller Inventory LQ On November 14, , Abbott was born in Hallowell, Maine. Abbott's father was Jacob Abbott and his mother was Betsey Abbott. Abbott attended the Hallowell Academy. Abbott graduated from Bowdoin College in Abbott studied at Andover Theological Seminary in , , and Abbott was tutor in From to was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in ; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in , and was principal of it in ; was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church which he founded , at Roxbury, Massachusetts in ; and was, with his brothers, a founder, and in a principal of Abbott's Institute, and in of the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City.

We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. The normal child responds to fact as well as to fancy and is as much injured if bereft of the one as the other. On the edge are found many beautiful colors descriptive in his mind of the bloom of juvenile literature of today; about half way from the outside of the rug to the center are found some pleasant colors, not quite approaching the beauty of the edge ones descriptive of the period of children's literature immediately following Jacob Abbott's period; however, in the center of the rug there is found a solid dark mass of colors: black, brown, purple, and deep green these represent the fundamental juvenile works of Tacob Abbott to the writer.

Without the center 14 North American Review, Vol. He found children losing interest in reading moralistic "preachy" stories of a didactic nature. He wrote for them of their world as he saw it and he saw it clearly. During the years of his writing career, during most of which he was America's most popular juvenile author, he brought children's literature along the path of progress as much as dozens of authors had done in a hundred years.

The writer feels much as a modern superintendent of schools felt, as he expressed himself to the effect that " T a cob Abbott certainly deserves credit as a pioneer. The ideas he employed so new and advanced for his day and age are applicable today for any modern writer that is, to treat children as equals, to sho w confidence in them, to shower responsibilities on them, and to let them "learn by doing. In the 's, he began his writing career, preparing book3 for religious topics and children's books of several natures that is, pleasure readers, his- torical readers, scientifical readers and biographical readers.

During his life time, he showed the principles of American democracy in his every day living, sponsoring self- government in his Mt. Vernon school, and living a resoected quiet life in Farmington, Maine. A distinguished family was to inherit his literary ambitions. After the early didactic writings of a religious nature, some authors Tames Fenimore Cooper and Washington Irving, in particular attempted to use the A.

Hawthorne attempted tales based on phantasy and the super natural. Finally Peter Parley came along with his inform- ational books of an educational nature. T acob Abbott was contemporary with him, allowing his characters to become more human. During the last part of the century, there came a revival of classical themes, with stories by other authors. Poetry came to be increasingly enjoyed also at that time. The writer has analysed two typical Hollo 3ool:s for the authors characteristics. Abbott's characteristic beginnings and endings, how his stories were built on practical ideas, how he inserted other stories, and how he reflected contemporary ways of living, such as the current modes of travel.

Holl o In Rome of the H ollo' s Tou r of Europe series illustrated the tyoical development of moral virtues self-reliance, cooperation, and right and wrong decisions and the consequences of such. This book was also illustra- tive of the wealth of historical and geographical data introduced. The writer grouped together the various alms of accomplishment the author hinrelf stated. Abbott funda- mentally wished to entertain children, a,nd instruct them at the same time. His instruction was sun-oosed to be indirect. He believed he had accomplished what he had originally intended to do. Others in evaluating Mr.

The critics of today declare him outdated as far as our present standards go for juvenile literature; however, it is recognized that as the forerunner of the modern juvenile novel, he was of great importance. The writer then analysed the structural mechanics of the books, noting particularly that the stories were as they might have been told, with no plot being formed before- hand. Tacob Abbott's trait was illustrated by the proper use of the word for the occasion, regardless of the difficulty encountered by the child in understanding it. The subject matter of the books was analysed with separate examples being used for illustrative purposes.

It was shown that he showed respect for children, treating them, as eaua-ls. Examples were quoted describing the large truths he discussed about scientific phenomena , biography, and spiritual experiences. Aspects of the question of the disci- pline of children was illustrated, showing ho w T acob Abbott believed in prompt, implicit and unquestioning obedience to commands implanted by education'', in natural penalties and their results, and in the certainty of punishment.

Abbott drew pictures of children realistically true of his day was shown. That children learn through both instruction and example was illustrated as was the need for the recognition of a duly appointed authority. Examples were shown of ways in which Mr. Abbott's methods of teaching were practical. That he wanted to have a moral influence on his readers, inculcated by sympathy and the influence of example, was apparent in his works.

Except for the appendix which stives plot summaries of each of the Rollo iBooks , the writer has concluded with his own views on the accomplishment of tacob Abbott through these books. That he was quite formal at times for children's reading, that his implied indirective teaching seems to us quite didactic, that he did leave masses of information in front of our eyes, that compared to today's standards of juvenile literature, his perhaps seems slightly ludicrous all this probably is true; however , the fact remains that since for his day he made tremendous jumps toward creating and humanizing children's literature, and by his prolific output of books in series caused the youthful population of America and the rest of the world, too to read more widely, it is imperative that we arive this venerable American a respected place in American children's litera- ture as an important forerunner of the modern juvenile novel.

Many of the brief tales are concerned with animals, such as "Cows in the Water" in which case the reader notes several cows discussing their various problems with life in general. Some stories, like "The Spider's Web" are filled with details about nature. Altogether there are over fifty pictures, each of which is the focal point of a detailed account of some action.

Some of the pictures are of such a nature that to the observer they seem like still life pictures. The reader wonders how Abbott is to trans- form such a sublect into an action story; however, by the conversation which the author has Inserted into his descriptions of that or any other scene, a very active panorama seems presented to the reader. Rollo as a character is not featured in this book. TL- group of stories is called Rollo 's "Picture Book". Rollo Learning to Read Rollo 's fa.

He invited his interest in reading by telling him many stories of a nature which would appeal to a small boy. All of the stories are concerned with the ilea of the obedience due parents by children, since everything children pos- sess comes from their parents. Interspersed among these tales of moral details are found explanations of the te chi cal mechanics of reading and information finding such as the use of the asterisk, footnote, etc. A study of the reading principles presented here would undoubtedly enhance one's own reading powers, as far as dramatic vocal expression goes.

Typical of the day, much emphasis was placed upon the skill of oral reeding. This book could almost be used as a. Ke attempts to do simple tasks such as picking up chips and piling wood blocks up, and even in these activities he finds the necessity of being thoughtfully careful. He is given a little wheelbarrow by means of which he hauls -ravel to erect a " causey", or stone and gravel rath. In this way he lesrns rroper business techniques in keeping a contract.

Rollo starts a garden and goes through the usual amount of trials and tribulations any farmer receives with the success and failure of his crops. At apple- gathering time he learns how laborers may dispute with each other in pursuing their tasks. He enjoys the com- pany of his little friend, 3-eorgie , and of his cousin. Rollo At Flay.

Or Safe Amusements Through a series of play activities which take him into the woods, Rollo learns about nature. He sets a steeole-trao with which to catch a squirrel. He learns about weather fore -casting and after the foretold storm, he goes to see the freshet it had caused. Fin- ally he joins a blueberrying party made up of his family, at which time he learns the value of obedience to parental directions.

Throughout the six episodes, or stories, Rollo is gradually learning the value of being socially acceptable to other boys and girls and of being truly repentant when one has done wrong. Twelve engravings enhance the story by describing the material. He learns two types of things: first, he learns reading, writing and arithmetic; and secondly, he gains a social sense in being able to get a Ion" with other people by setting a.

Through the examole set forth by Dovey, a little girl, and T ulius, a little boy, he learns the unfortunate effects of being selfish in one's attitude toward others. Miss Mary teaches the moral values of being sub- missive in one's behavior toward the hand holding the reins of authority. The change in attitude of Dovey toward the school is interestingly described.

The "Pertinacity" of. Julius in continuing his unnecessary behavior is an illustration of value to Hollo for he realizes how he himself might be in his attitude toward others. The question of the title to property is analysed with a satisfac- tory answer finally being reached by the grouo. Hollo's Vacation Hollo finds that vacation time can be not only olay time , 'out also a errand time in which to gather new and exciting information about things near home.

He enjoys the October Halloween festivities with boyish vieror and then settles down to learn about scientific apparatus, such as surveyor's instruments. Shipbuilding holds much interest for him, as does the story told about the sea. The gathering of seeds and the grouping of them into various classifications creates a valuable olay activity for Hollo.

Through observing the various experiences Hollo has in these situations, one sees some of the temo- tations, the trials, the difficulties, and the duties which all children encounter in circumstances similar. Under the guidance of his sister, Mary, he learns about astronomy. He makes a bettle and wedge under T onas ' supervision and then attempts to use them on small blocks of wood. He is introduced to horology. The making of a homemade sun dial entails the learning of a number of primary scientific facts which Rollo absorbs easily.

The experiment with the bee hive proves to Rollo that some scientific work may seem tame and subdued, but that underneath there is tremendous energy present. The magnet experiments are of much interest to the inquiring Rollo, as he learns the scientific principles concerned with their operation. The oscillation experiment carried on with a weight on a suspended string interests Rollo, as he speculates upon different ways in which to adapt this scientific phenomenon to his everyday play activities.

Rollo's Museum In the process of conceiving the idea of having a museum, of arranging a cabinet for his curiosities, of organizing a. He learns aoout the use of the law of bailment in lending property to others. He, too, as real boy, learns to value tact, as a means of living pleasantly with other people.

As Rollo visits country mes-dow, local wood spots, and the seashore, one sees rae. The gathering of these materials into a growing museum of real scientific value would be of particular interest to a reader who likes ele- mentary science. Rollo's Travels The writer enjoyed reading, this little book as much as any of the first ten of the Roilo Books.

Rollo and Mr. Holiday make many preparations for a trip and finally go on their way. The methods of travel they employ boat, stagecoach, and cart are quite typical of their day. One sees a fine picture of the interior of a boat in the 's. The story told Rollo by his father during a storm at sea is much like most of the brief episodical stories T acob Abbott inserts in his other books.

Rollo learns many facts about the operation of a boat. Ke had previously been very interested in the travel by stage- coa ch. The question of honesty is discussed by Mr. Holiday and Rollo as they hear two different people evade sneaking the exact truth, thinking only of personal profit in a business deal. Rollo's Correspondence Beca. At first his attempts are rather poor examples of corresoondence , but after a time he becomes quite proficient in letter writing.

It was his habit to correspond with members of his own household by letter. He even tells his father about a work project in which he is engaged, concerning water. His father writes to him about the major princioles involved in hydraulics. Tven with all of his correspondence to keep him busy, Rollo takes time off to go skating.

In the last chapter, he received a letter from his father with advice on how to acquire knowledge and how to be a true gentleman. One feels he hears the voice of Jacob Abbott through this letter. Water and how it may be used is here rather completely covered. The general appearance of water in its native state and as it is used with evaporation is described. Water as it is being held by a dam is reviewed. Hydraulics, and the measure of pressure of water, is discussed. How man spans water by the means of a bridge is of some importance in the group of discussions.

How man should use his rowers 'with the use of water is capably explained. The simpleness of each explanation could easily be expanded into a much broader lecture oy a mature reader. Hollo's Philosophy Air Hollo becomes very much interested in flying, leginning with the common umbrella as a means of transportation, the movements of air, including ordinary winds and breezes, are expla ined in detail by his learned father.

As the boy asks many more questions about general air conditions, he learns about the power found in air pressure. Weather, as it affects him daily is discussed, in connection with the air pressure.

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Hollo and his father enter upon several discussions of a philosophical nature. They express numerous opinions about the possibility of ballooning. A modern reader would be somewhat amused at their comments. The use of air in the burning of materials is emphasized. The subjects under discussion ends up once on a detailed study of gravitation. Holiday gives a number of ex- amples of utilizing air at rest and air in motion.

Holiday, Rollo's father, takes the you ng lad into the scientific world of thought and shows by illustration, demons tration and experimentation, how fire may be used to aid man, and also how it is possible for it to be offensive in its application when it gets out of hand. Hollo learns about slow combustion. Jonas explains away questions Hollo asks about charcoal. The chapter on lamp-lighting is of interest to a reader of today. It shows the dependence of oeople of the 's on fire for the source of light in many cases, such as candles, etc.

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In the process of trying to make charcoal. Hollo learns that there is a difference between theory and practice. He attemots to work on a project with gun- powder. Holiday gives Hollo a lecture on radiation and conduction. The book ends with Hollo having the opoor- tunity of watching men combat a fire in a city; soon after, he witnesses a fire being fought in the woods.

Rollo's Philosoohy Sky In this last of the fourteen books of the H ollo Books , Hollo is fascinated as he learns many scientific facts and theories about the sky. His father's explanations of ootical illusions and apparent magnitude interest him. He learns many facts about clouds and how the rain- bow is created.


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In co inection with this Miss Mary, Rollo's former teacher, tells about the dew-drop. Holiday, demonstrates and exolains the poles of revolution. Tonas and Hollo have a discussion on duty and how it affects one's relationships with others. This sharing of opinions is followed by conversation about the stars. The Great Bear and Orion occupy their attention parti cula rly. The oopular explanation of some of the stars is explained with their names. Hollo is quite interested in Sirius. While on a steamboat trio with his father at night, Hollo has an occasion to learn about parallax.

This is explained on an easy level so that the boy will understand. The book ends with a brief lecture by Mr. Holiday on the aurora borealis. After securing all of the necessary equip- ment for an ocean voyage and an extended visit to "The Continent", his party takes passage on an ocean vessel. The departure is described in detail. While they are crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Rollo learns all that he can about the way in which a ship operates. He inquires carefully about many of the functions of the people aboard ship. The deck activities particularly intrigue him, as he watches people in their daily routine of work.

The ship is subjected to a severe struggle for survival, but everything turns out for the best. The clear picture of the hardships encountered at sea is very interesting reading. Finally, the story is logj cally brought to a conclusion by the arrival of the party at their European destination. They had safely crossed the great Atlantic Ocean. Rollo In London Rollo visits the great city of London, where his Uncle George takes him on a tour of the many historic sights.

He learns many interesting facts about the development of various parts of the city as he views London Bridge, the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, St.


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Paul's Cathedral and other equally famous places. Various descriptions of rather commonplace activities, such as the boating on the river, eating breakfast in an English lodging house, or watching the emigrants near the docks, offer considerable entertainment. A visit to the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey leaves one with a detailed plan in mind of how this place should look. The passage of Victoria Regina Queen Victoria'' in a carriage, leads the conversation into a lecture in which the British way of life is contrasted with the Ameri- can, with the favor in the balance of the American system.

Rollo learns how to calculate in money matters, as he borrows from Uncle George. He also proves himself a good inaar. G-eographic description of the territory visited is obvious as he visits in Glasgow, sails dm the Clyde River, and then enters the highlands. A stay over night at Rowerdennan Inn is the means by which he becomes acquainted with local Scottish customs. A visit to Loch Leven precedes his stay in Edinburgh, in which place he is pleased to see the palace of Holyrood. As he sees the apartments once occupied by Queen Mary, he is treated to an elabo- rate verbal feast by his companion, concerning Mary's many affairs.

A trip to Edinburgh Castle is an exciting event, which occupies some little time in Rollo' 8 tour. The meeting with the Scotch people, the traveling from one place to another, aid the different circumstances in which Rollo and Uncle George find themselves as they locate at places to stay overnight all consumes much of the reader's attention and time as he mentally travels from one part of Scotland to another. Rollo In Paris While still in England the many arrangements concerning the trip are made. Finally passage is taken across the English Channel, where the current mode of night travel on board ship is described.

After Rollo lands in France, the journey to Paris is begun through the French country- side, which trip is terminated by settling down in Faris for the projected wait. Then follow days of glorious tour- ing into all parts of the city: to the Carden of the Tuileries, where adventure befalls Rollo; to Napoleon's Triumphal Arch; to the Hippodrome, where Rollo sees arena acts in action.

Among the many excursions along the "Boule- vards", Rollo includes a trip to the Louvre, in which place he sees with much delight the famous paintings. A chance acquaintanceship with a little Spanish boy, named Carlos, makes it possible for Rollo to be accompanied on an omnibus trip to "The Carden of Plants", a botanical garden. Watching French coffee being prepared is a fasci- nating occupation to an American boy. As he observes the landscape of Switzerland, he notices the features peculiar to it, such as its lakes and mountains.

A ride to Berne and a subsequent visit in that city is enjoyed by Rollo. He hears much about Swiss history and traditions. The reader is given a detailed description of a diligence and of travel in the various compartments of such a vehicle. A trio to Interlachen, where an over-night stop is made, is followed by a continuance of the journey to Lauter- brunnen. Local ooints of the countryside are pointed out to Rollo who is curious about everything. After a long trip the party arrives at the olace where the T.

To the young traveler this presents a scene of considerable grandeur. At this point, the reader is given a detailed description of glaciers in general, which is introduced by Rollo' s interest and questions aoout the glacier he is observing. How Switzerland differs from other countries is made aoparent through his questions and the answers he receives. Rollo In geneva As Rollo anticipates his visit to Geneva, he learns much about its fame. He is interested in Swiss history as he rides toward his destination and, before he arrives at his hotel, he has learned much.

A ride in the environs of G-eneva and then an observation of the junction of the Arve offer unusual spectacles for his enjoyment. The inspir- ing beauty of Mont Blanc is described with geographic details being observed. An excursion on the lake prefaces a visit to the Castle of Chi lion. A tour of this much discussed olace takes him even to the famous dungeons, where the reader is given an exact nicture of what is found there.

Historical data is included here, not always in a casual manner. A walk to Aigle concludes Rollo' s visit as he notices typical landscape features. He makes keen observations on what he sees, as he compares G-eneva with other parts of Switzerland he has visited. As he approached the famous city of Cologne, he knew he was realizing this aspiration.

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While in Cologne, he had an oooortu- nlty to see glorious historical sites, and to particu- larly admire the world famous Cologne Cathedral. A detailed description of the intricate beauties of this gorgeous structure is presented to the reader.


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After more tra-vel on the river, Rollo is given the chance to see the famous "Roland's Tower". Fis many questions are answered, as he inquires about the many details of the story of the tower. A Sabbath day on the Rhine is described with the various activities of the day being shown. Rollo 's religious education is here demonstrated as he is properly reverent for the occasion.

He takes the opportunity to write a long detailed letter to his young friend T enny, in which he pictures some of the many wonderful things he had seen. He writes with much expression of his many im- pressions of the Rhine River valley. He walks aroun'- 1 enjoying all of the sights. In like manner, he journeys to The Hague and is told the usual things told tourists in this unusual country. He sees "The Great Canal" and wonders how and why the Dutch people use canals.

Explanations are given. While on a visit to a dairy village, Rollo is much impressed by the neatness of the stables. This leads to the historical and economical reasons for the wavs in which many of the people of Holland make a living.

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The reasons why the dikes are used in Holland is discussed with Rollo. He gains knowledge of the physical surface of land and how it affects people and their everyday work. The familiar Dutch wooden shoes are described in several places, to give the distinctive atmosphere of Holland. George writes a long letter in which he describes many of the interesting scenes he and Rollo are observing.

The surrounding countryside is discussed both for its geographic features and its historical background, dating from the Roman period. A visit to Fompeii, where its ruins are witnessed, interests the active curiosity of Hollo's inquisitive mind. After seeincr the museum filled with articles from homes of the buried city, an excursion is planned, which materializes in Hollo ascending Mount Vesuvius a id enjoying a view of the crater of the volcano. Historical data is here intro- duced.

The Orange gardens are an object of attention of the admiring party. An Italian local color scene held much interest to Hollo; he observes a "calash", that is, a carriage full of many people drawn by one single horse, the explanation being that the roads near Naples are level and hard, demanding little pulling power on the part of the animal. Scenes like this intrigue American born Rollo.

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On the way to the city, he experiences many new things, as he travels in a diligence, as he has to purchase Italian goods, as he stays at various hotels, and as he converses with the natives of the country. While in the city. Hollo and his young friend, Charles, take trips in order to absorb as much as possible of the local historical lore. Once they are lost but find their hotel by keeping their wits about them. Uncle G-eorge takes his young nephew on a trip to the Coliseum, at which place they learn much about its past glory.

Homan history is discussed as they view the Tarpeian Rock. A visit to the art galleries in The Vatican at night by torch-light was the high point of Hollo's visit to Rome. With this book, the group of books, ten in number, entitled "Hollo's Tour in Europe", is brought to a finish. R ollo In Holland , Harpers and 3ros. Reminiscences , The Riverside press, Cambridge, Silhouettes of My Conteraoors ries , Douoleday, Farr. The Child and his Work , F. Fullerton, B.

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