13 thoughts on “A great find! Actual printing of Louisa’s last children’s story in St. Nicholas Magazine

  1. Linda M. Young says:

    I collect bound issues of “St. Nicholas” and have a whole set from 1873 to 1931. (It went on til 1940, but was sold to another publisher and the magazine wasn’t as good.) I am continually amazed by the quality of the writing, which to me is on the level of today’s adults. Similar children’s magazines that I have a few copies of, like “Wide Awake” and “Our Young Folks,” are also at this level. I have learned so much from “St. Nicholas”! In one issue I even got to read about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1883 which caused the death of my great grandmother.

  2. A wonderful / lucky find. I have never heard of this story. Thank you for sharing.

  3. qnpoohbear says:

    I’ve seen those bound copies of St. Nicholas in other used/rare book sales but sadly they’re beyond my budget. I have to settle for digitized copies.

  4. orthodoxmom3 says:

    Congrats on the great find! How spectacular!

  5. jbee says:

    Oh, how cool! I have a digitized copy, but would LOVE to have a physical one. Here’s the link to Google’s copy if anyone wants to read it online: http://books.google.com/books?id=16EzAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Pansies is on page 12, and Trudel’s Siege is on page 421. Plus there are a couple of other LMA-related pieces in there if you do a search in the box to the left.

  6. Adriana Lanzi says:

    Thank you for sharing!! I´ll like to read the story with my students!
    Is it available in the web?

  7. I haven’t gotten my hands on St. Nicholas yet but I found some great Louisa books at The Barrow bookstore in Concord. I got two volumes of Aunt Jo’s Scrapbag for Christmas plus a book about The Wayside. As of the Saturday before Christmas they also had a nice print of Orchard House.

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