Frank and the Cherries. Maria Edgeworth.
Frank and the Cherries.
Frank and the Cherries.
Frank and the Cherries.
(Chapbook)

Frank and the Cherries.

Troy, NY: Merriam & Moore, n.d. 24mo. 12pp. Replete with engravings, including two on the verso of the title-page. This story has been derived from Maria Edgeworth's "Frank", a collection of children's moral tales each involving the idyllic titular child. The one presented here describes Frank's eagerness to help others and his remarkable honesty. After seeing the ways in which he receives rewards for his trustworthiness, the young reader should desire to emulate Frank in a similar fashion. This emphasis on children's self-improvement through play originates with Edgeworth herself. Throughout her life, Edgeworth wrote works for both children and adults, on topic ranging from Irish national identity to social propriety. Her most famous and influential book was Practical Education, a treatise on children's education that suggested the influence of early experiences on a child's later psychology. Edgeworth underscored the necessity of concrete, distinctive ideas when communicating with children, and thus encouraged all childhood experience, whether with toys, books, or conversation, to be practical and educational. Those principles appear in Frank and the Cherries, where each of Frank's activities serve a clear educational purpose. In plain wrappers foxing to contents, tear to top corner of upper wrapper and tears at head and tail of spine. A fine and sturdy copy of a scarce book that proclaims the educational ethics of its significant author. Signature of previous owner on inside of upper wrapper. Item #27760

Price: $150.00

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