The most charming stories ever written of American country life.
New York World

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards was born in Boston in 1850. She wrote more than 90 books in her lifetime. These new pocket paperback editions have been adapted from various print versions in the public domain, and edited to more closely conform to modern American spelling and punctuation. Their layout and type have been designed for ease of reading for children and adults alike. The cover art is adapted from images of the original cloth-bound books.

Mrs. Richards has made for herself a little niche apart in the literary world, from her delicate treatment of New England village life.
—The Boston Post