WHO TOLD IT TO ME by Margaret Sidney.
Delightful collection of short stories by "Margaret Sidney", author of THE FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS SERIES.
First edition, published 1883.
Condition: Hardcover, Good antiquarian condition.
Mustard yellow cloth with red and gold-colored inlays. Cloth cover shows signs of age. Gold-color remains bright and clean.
Some light fraying around edges, most notiveable at top of spine (please see photo).
Internal binding is tight with some cosmetic cracking and exposure of hinges.
About Margaret Sidney and Concord, Massachusetts
Margaret Sidney's real name was Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop. She was born on 22 June 1844 in New Haven, Connecticut. Her father was Sidney Mason Stone, an architect. The Stone family often traveled in rural New England, such visits providing material and inspiration for the young and creative Harriet's future stories and characters.Sidney started her career writing short stories, the first being "Polly Pepper's Chicken Pie" which she submitted to the Boston children's magazine Wide Awake. With its popularity and readers' requests for more, editor Daniel Lothrop asked her to do a 12-part series on the Peppers. Sidney was now a household name and her first novel The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew was an instant success. Titles to follow were The Five Little Peppers Midway (1890), The Five Little Peppers Grown Up (1892), The Stories Polly Pepper Told (1899), The Five Little Peppers Abroad (1902), The Five Little Peppers and their Friends (1904), and The Five Little Peppers in the Little Brown House (1907).In 1881 Sidney married Lothrop, who was also the founder of the D. Lothrop Publishing Company of Boston. They had one daughter, Margaret, born in 1884. Lothrop died on 18 March 1892. Sidney and her daughter traveled to Europe a number of times in the winters, and spent the rest of their time living at "The Wayside" at 455 Lexington Road in Concord, Massachusetts. It was once the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne, now a National Historic Landmark and museum. Like her husband, Sidney was active in local and national civic and historical causes, including the preservation of their grand home "The Wayside" and commemorating the life and works of Hawthorne of whom she admired greatly. She was involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Concord Chapter, and for a number of years founder (in 1895) and president of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution. She was also instrumental in the preservation of Louisa May Alcott's "Orchard House".Written by Concord Author Harriett Lothrop (pen name Margaret Sidney), this