If you're looking for some classic children's literature, we suggest you take a look at this book in the Bullis Collection:
The Man of Snow, and Other Tales
by Harriet Myrtle, published by W. P. Hazard,
in Philadelphia, 1853
The "coloured" frontispiece gives the reader a good idea of what to expect in the clever "Man of Snow," and the story does not disappoint either child or adult in both entertainment value and inspiration. The other tales in this book are ""Winter Pleasure" and "Christmas-Eve at the Cottage." They, too, are good reads that gently and effectively relate their encouraging messages.
In the opening pages of the book, the author writes: "In every change and at every time there are beautiful things for those who can see and feel them. Kind hearts can shed a warmth like sunshine, and deeds of love will bring gladness into every season." What good thoughts for us to remember, when the gloomy days weigh heavy.
Harriet Myrtle wrote other books, among them The Pet Lamb and Little Amy's Birthday, which is highlighted in our post back in September. Little is known about this author. However, the fact that there are two of her books in this collection leads us to believe that generations of Bullis children enjoyed them. We hope you will, too.