Mary Mapes Dodge
At the time “The Irvington Stories,” Mrs. Dodge’s
first book was pub-
(1864), the child literature referred mostly to the past, to the
remote past when the fairy and the griffin, the
giant and the gnome reigned supreme.
says one, “Boys and Girls study other boys and girls very like
themselves,” but, sometimes in environments almost as strange as
those in which, Jack, the Giant killer acted his cyclus of nervie
“Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates” followed the
“Irvington Stories” and by this it has been said “The
Crowning Tribute to its excellence is its perennial tale in
Holland, in a Dutch edition. “Mrs. Dodge never been to….