Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Antique Book Review: Wee Winkles & Wideawake, 1905

Wee Winkles & Wideawake by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Published 1905 by Harper & Brothers

This 1905 novel tells the tale of Wee Winkles, a 6 year old girl, and her 8 year old brother Wideawake. Jackson describes a loving, close-knit family and their adventures. This novel is suitable for children in the six to eight age range or earlier. Included in the family is a dog, pussy-cat, goat, and horse - perfect for animal loving children! Throughout the novel are lessons on the importance of being kind to others, helpful, and modest. 

The book is in very good shape for its age. There are no missing pages, only a couple of loose ones. The binding itself is still intact and held together fairly well. The text is easy to read and there are even a few picture pages scattered throughout. Reading a novel from the early 1900s is a great way to show children how life and language is different from the past. It is also a great way to teach children how to handle antiques with care.

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