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Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know

Good Cheer Stories

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Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know by Asa Don Dickinson

“Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know

” is a delightful collection of short stories for children, compiled by Asa Don Dickinson. First published in 1915, the book has since become a beloved classic, and has been enjoyed by generations of young readers.

The book contains 39 stories, each one carefully chosen for its ability to bring joy, inspiration, and a sense of wonder to young readers. The stories are divided into three sections: “Stories of Fun and Fancy”, “Stories of Courage and Kindness”, and “Stories of Duty and Responsibility”. Each section contains stories that are appropriate for children of different ages and reading levels, and all of them are written in a style that is both engaging and accessible.

One of the highlights of “Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know” is its diverse selection of stories. Some are folk tales from around the world, while others are original stories written by well-known children’s authors. The stories range from humorous and lighthearted to poignant and thought-provoking, and all of them are filled with valuable lessons and moral teachings.

In the section titled “Stories of Fun and Fancy”, readers will find such classic tales as “The Little Red Hen”, “The Gingerbread Man”, and “The Three Little Pigs”. These stories are sure to delight young readers with their whimsical characters and playful language. Other stories in this section, such as “The Brownies and the Goblins” and “The Magic Mirror”, are more fantastical in nature, and will spark the imagination of children who love fairy tales and fantasy.

The second section of the book, “Stories of Courage and Kindness”, includes stories that are more serious in tone, but still appropriate for children. These stories deal with themes such as bravery, perseverance, and compassion, and are sure to inspire young readers to be their best selves. Some of the standout stories in this section include “The Brave Tin Soldier”, “The Story of Ruth”, and “The Star”.

The final section of the book, “Stories of Duty and Responsibility”, includes stories that focus on the importance of doing the right thing, even when it’s hard. These stories are particularly relevant for children, who are learning to navigate the world and make decisions for themselves. Some of the most notable stories in this section include “The Little Match Girl”, “The Cripple and the Starfish”, and “The Golden Windows”.

Throughout the book, Asa Don Dickinson’s careful curation of stories ensures that each one is not only entertaining, but also has something important to teach young readers. The stories are written in a way that is easy to understand, but never condescending, and the language is rich and engaging. The book is also beautifully illustrated, with charming drawings that bring each story to life.

Overall, “Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know” is a timeless classic that has earned its place in the canon of children’s literature. Its stories are as relevant and inspiring today as they were when they were first written, and it is sure to be a treasured addition to any child’s bookshelf.

than just entertaining stories, this book provides a valuable opportunity for parents and educators to engage with children about important values and virtues. Each story presents a different moral lesson or message, and the book as a whole promotes empathy, kindness, and responsibility.

For example, “The Little Match Girl” is a poignant story that teaches children the importance of compassion and empathy for those less fortunate than themselves. The story follows a young girl who is forced to sell matches on the streets during a harsh winter night. When she lights a match, she is transported to a magical world where she sees visions of warmth, comfort, and love. Ultimately, the story ends tragically, but it serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of caring for others and working to alleviate suffering in the world.

Similarly, “The Cripple and the Starfish” is a story that encourages children to take action and make a difference in the world. The story follows a man who, while walking along the beach, comes across a young boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. When the man questions the boy’s actions, the boy responds by saying, “I made a difference to that one.” The story reminds children that even small actions can make a big difference, and encourages them to take responsibility for making the world a better place.

Overall, “Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know” is a wonderful collection of stories that is sure to delight and inspire young readers. It provides an opportunity for parents and educators to engage with children about important values and virtues, and encourages children to develop empathy, kindness, and a sense of responsibility. The book is a true classic of children’s literature, and is a must-read for anyone who loves great storytelling and believes in the power of literature to shape young minds.

 

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