Cover of: The wonder clock | Howard Pyle

About the Book

24 wonderful stories, one for each hour of the day (clock), each with frontispiece (woodcut?) by the author, who also collected and illustrated the stories in the book (perhaps he wrote some of them as well). The hourly frontispieces also described what was going on in The House at the hour in question. Pyle's pictures and text were antiquarian, quasi-medieval. My parents read these to all of their 5 children aloud over the years (1930s-1950s), usually on hot summer afternoons. We LOVED them.

About the Edition

A short verse introduces a fairy tale for each hour of the day and night. Includes such tales as: Bearskin, The Clever Student and the Master of Black Arts, The White Bird, The Three Little Pigs and the Ogre, and King Stork.

Edition Notes

"An unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published ... in 1887."


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PZ7.P993 Wo6

The Physical Object

Trade paperback
xiv, 318 p.
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February 20, 2019 Edited by Dirk_P_Broer oclc, trade paperback
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