Vol. 1 No. 2 - Mother Carey's Chickens

Vol. 1 No. 2 - Mother Carey's Chickens

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2nd issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin. 16 pages. 65 illustrations. Black and white. 11 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Kate Douglas Wiggin, Magazine, Mother Careys Chickens & Nancy Young

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Vol. 1 No. 2 of The Storybook Home Journal

Mother Carey's Chickens


What's in this issue?

Enchanted Walls the Decorating article

Illustrations and brief commentary suggesting ideas for combining quotations with visual and structural elements of a room.

Nancy's Crimson Rambler Motif the Sewing Basket article

A reproducible pattern is provided for an embroidery motif to be executed in five shades of floss.

A Carey Housewarming Supper the Kitchen article

Recipes for Beulah Brown Bread, Silver Cake, Gold Cake, and Good-Birds-In-A-Jam Tart.

Gardens Fore-And-Aft the Garden article

Offers four simple planting plans for flowering beds, along with species and combinations for companion plantings. Includes a brief discussion of the small partier garden at BenHaven.

Making Old Beasts Into New the Workshop article

Some steps involved in reclaiming a straight-back chair.

"The Hearth Fire Burns For You" the Lead article

Use the house itself to encourage family values and interests.

Adding A Twist of Ribbon the Looking Glass article

Ideas for embellishing a hairstyle with "a twist of ribbon."

Displaying Lithographs With Texts the Studio article

Prints recalling scenes from favorite stories can be combined with quotations to bring stories to life on the walls of one's home.

The Yellow House of My Boyhood the Writer's Garret article

Reclaiming a damaged house teaches a child about do-it-yourself, perseverance, and laughter.

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Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Kate Douglas Wiggins' Mother Carey's Chickens may not be as widely read as some of Wiggin's other favorites, such as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and The Bird's Christmas Carol, but Mother Carey's Chickens is arguably her most delightful book.
Wiggin draws on concepts in Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies (published in 1863), in which old beasts are turned to new, and in which stormy petrels (i.e., chickens) rescue good birds and show them the way home... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 1 No. 2, Vol. 8 No. 1, Vol. 12 No. 5, 2010, Book reviews


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Mother Carey's Chickens

By Al R. Young The Mother Carey's Chickens issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Enchanted Walls (3 pages)Sewing - Nancy's Crimson Rambler Motif (2 pages)Kitchen - A Carey Housewarming Supper (3 pages)Garden - Gardens Fore-And-Aft (2 pages)Workshops - Making Old Beasts Into New (1 page)Lead - "The Hearth Fire Burns For You" (1 page)Glass - Adding A Twist of Ribbon (1 page)Studio - Displaying Lithographs With Texts (1 page)Garret - The Yellow House of My Boyhood (2 pages)Mother Carey's Chickens is the 8th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 1 No. 2, 2001, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues