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Group Title: Grandmamma Easy's new pictorial toy books
Title: Grandmamma Easy's stories of the alphabet
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Title: Grandmamma Easy's stories of the alphabet
Series Title: Grandmamma Easy's new pictorial toy books
Alternate Title: Stories of the alphabet
New little stories of the alphabet
Physical Description: 6 leaves : ;
Language: English
Creator: Appleton, George Swett, 1821-1878 ( Publisher )
Publisher: Appleton
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Publication Date: [ca.1840?]
 Subjects
Subject: Alphabet books -- 1840   ( rbgenr )
Publisher's advertisements -- 1840   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1840
Genre: Alphabet books   ( rbgenr )
Publisher's advertisements   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
 Notes
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: New little stories of the alphabet.
General Note: Includes publisher's advertisement.
General Note: Hand colored illustrations.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00065362
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001814245
oclc - 27956894
notis - AJN8151

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NEW LITTLE

STORIES OF THE ALPHABET.

A begins Ann. Miss
a Ann is a good
girl; she likes to
read, and work, and do all
that she is told. If her mam-
ma says Ann, do this," she
smiles, and says "Yes, mam-
ma." Ann will please her lit-
tle brothers and sisters; she is
so kind that they all love her.

is the first letter in
LBb Bee. Bees make
wax and ,honey;
they work hard while the sun
shines. You may see a great
many Bees in the garden, on
the flowers, from which they
suck the sweet juice, which is
.____ made by the Bees into honey.

Pretty Puss, how
smooth her skin is,
how bright her eyes. She will
let me play with her, and does
not scratch me; but she is not
so kind to rats and mice, for
she will catch them, and kill -
them too, if they come in her .
way.




D d begins Dog, and
a very good Dog
is our Tray; he
guards the house at night, and
if any one should try to steal
the fowls from the hen-house,
he would bark till he made us
hear him. Good Tray, I am
very fond of- you. -


is the first letter
I e in Egg. Hens lay
eggs, and the eggs,
when hatched, produce little
chickens. You may see a
number at the farm. Chickens
are fed with corn, and when
they grow large, are called
fowls, and sent to the market
to be sold.


begins Fox, and ,V
a 'sly fellow he is.
The Fox lives in
holes in the woods, but he often
comes out and waits near the
farm-yards to run off with the
fowls, or ducks, or the geese; -
for he is a sad thief. Some rich
men keep foxes, and hunt them -
for sport.





begins Goat.
The Goat is
very tame, and
looks very wise, for it has a fine
long beard. The goat gives ,
milk. It is not quite so good as
the milk of a cow, but where
there are no cows, the people .l
are glad to drink goat's milk.




of Horse.
How noble he
looks, and what a useful crea-
ture he is. I do not know
I what we should do without the
Horse to draw carts and coaches,
Sand to carry people on his back,
for they could not walk so -far
Sas he can take them, nor in
Half so short a time.


S is the first letter in
Inn. This Inn stands
by the road-side.
See what a pretty place it is,
with its pleasant gardens, and a
painted sign over the door. An
Inn is a house where persons
may take tea, or dine, or sleep;
but they must pay for all they. -
eat, and for their lodging.




begins Jay. Pretty
J Jay, with its bright
plumage. The Jay
is a talking bird, like the mag-
pie; that is, it can be taught to
utter sounds like words. But
speaking birds do not know the
meaning of what they say.
K k is the first letter
in Kite. I like
to see a Kite fly
up in the air. It is tied to a
long string, which the boy holds
in his hand, and he could pull
the kite down, if he chose; but
S. he likes to see it fly up high.

L begins Lamb.
Lambs are play-
ful and very pretty.
When lambs grow up, we call
them sheep; and their flesh is
then called mutton. The wool,
when spun and wove into cloth
makes our warm clothes. ,
begins Mouse.
SO, little mas-
ter Mouse, so
you are eating the cheese, I
think; but if puss should come
this way, she would soon spoil
'Id" your dinner: so you had better
run away.





N begins Nosegay.
See what pret-
ty flowers there
are in it. Here are roses and 'I
-inks and blue-bells, and many II ::''i
more beside. How sweet they' "l ''
smell. I should like to have
a little garden.

o begins Owl, a
S bird that does
not like the day.
light, because he can see best
when it is almost dark. When
the sun is set, and other birds
are going to rest, the owl begins
to fly abroad

a fine tall cage.
Hark you shall
hear her speak :-Pretty Poll,
What's o'clock ? "Past two,"
said the Parrot. What is your
name? "Polly; Pretty Polly."

is the first letter
in Queen.
.- Here is the
Queen and Prince Albert riding
in the Park. You told me,
mamma, that the Queen had a
little boy. Yes, my dear; he is
the Prince of Wales; and if he
--7 should live after his mamma, he
---- will be King- of EnP'lanl.





R r begins Rabbit.
It is a very pret-
ty creature, with
long ears and nice soft fur. In
the country you may often see
a wild rabbit run across a field
or a path, and then they are
sometimes shot, poor things!
for they are good to eat, and
make a very nice pie.


S S begins Squirrel.
S What a fine bushy
tail it has, and how
fast it jumps about in that high
tree. Squirrels are caught in the
woods, where they live in a wild
state, upon nuts and acorns, and
leap from tree to tree with great
ease; but they are sometimes
tamed, and kept in cages.


is the first letter in
Tee-to-tum. o
Come, let us spin
it, and play at this merry game.
The Tee-to-tum has eight sides,
with a figure on each side. We
will count them: one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.




is the first letter
in Urn.
Our Urn is set
upon the table, at tea-time, full
of hot :water, for mamma to
make the tea with. Tea is the
leaf of a plant that grows in a
distant country; and the leaves,
when gathered, are dried, to
make them ready for use.


V is the first let-
V ter in Vessel.
All Ships are
called Vessels, yet some are
named brigs, sloops, barques,
&c. Perhaps this one is going
to China, to fetch tea; or to
the West Indies, for sugar and
coffee. I hope she will have a
good voyage, and return safe.


W TThe Wagon
is made wide
id and long, to
carry a great many goods. See
what fine horses there are to
draw it. The man who drives
a Wagon is called a wagoner;
She is very proud of his horses,
and calls each of them by its
name.






S times stands for i .,
the number lo,
and it is sometimes used on the -
faces of clocks and watches, and
at the top of chapters in a book.


Begins Yew-tree.
The wood of this
Street is useful for
making bows with, because it
is very strong, and will bend
without breaking. Those who
shoot with bows and arrows are
called Archers.


Za begins Zebra, a
SZ pretty creature,
something like a
donkey, in size and shape; but
its hair is soft and smooth; and
it is all over black and white
stripes, just as if its skin was
made of ribbons. Zebras are
found wild in the Cape of Good
Hope, and in South Africa.




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