Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 25, April 20, 1880

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Harper's Young People is an illustrated weekly publication for children that includes short stories, tales from history, natural history, poetry, puzzles, and other fun. This 25th issue of the serial was published on April 20th, 1880 and in its pages it contains the continuing tales of a young sailor as he plays witness to a great sea hunt and comes into port for the first time, the history of George Washington's life from his marriage and acquisition of Mount Vernon to his appointment as general of the Continental Army, a first-hand account of a bee's mansion tour from their human dinner guest, a visit to the magical grotto where you can swim in the sky and cup silver in the palm of your hand, the story of a pioneer's unexpected wrestling match, and much more. This periodical was published by Harper & Brothers, known today for their publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. - Summary by Jill Engle (1 hr 52 min)


Sim Vedder's Kite 11:34 Read by springteacher
Two Narrow Escapes 8:23 Read by mleigh
Across the Ocean; Or, A Boy's First Voyage: Chapter VII 8:53 Read by MaybeCordelia
The Royal Blacksmith 10:32 Read by Dulaney High Key Club
The Blue Grotto 7:20 Read by springteacher
The Albatross 8:24 Read by Larry Wilson
A Bear Story 6:41 Read by Michelle Hannah
Professional Divers; Joe; Mr. Thompson and the Bumble-Bee 10:36 Read by Jason Gemenetzis
The Story of George Washington: Chapter II; Puck and Blossom: Part II 9:34 Read by Michelle Hannah
Our Post-Office Box 18:04 Read by BettyB
Puzzles from Young Contributors; Advertisements; A Wonderful Clock; The Penguin… 12:08 Read by BettyB