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you are not without imagination, and that the author has the power to r ulate it. For you, at least, he has created a good story. That is the ing which comes over you in reading Pirate Gold.' Perhaps it is n great novel; its proportions are not greatly extended beyond the limit the longer short story, but it is eminently more satisfying to the mind. gering for good fiction than most of the 'purpose' novels or detective str of the present age. There are some quaint and delightful studies of c acter in the book."
The Boston Beacon remarks: "It was a delightful conception, that cft: complications brought to a dignified shipping firm by the unexpected o signment to them of a bag of Spanish doubloons and a little yellow-ha girl, confided to their faithful bookkeeper by two ill-fated buccaneers, had been captured on the high seas and brought to Boston for punishmer:
The Life of George Fox.
Mr. Thomas Hodgkin, D. C. L., has written a brief but excellent acco of the life, work, and character of George Fox, founder of the sect Friends. While it naturally appeals to Friends more than others, the ' of Fox was so noble, and the distinguishing quality of his religion was pure and elevated, that all serious-minded readers will be greatly interes in it, and will find it one of the best volumes in the series of English La ers of Religi
Ward's White Mountains.
The second and enlarged edition of this work, which Public Opinion & "no traveler to the mountains can afford to be without," contains four . chapters, "The Approach to Franconia," "The Mountain Colors," "T North Presidential Range," and "Lake Winnipesaukee," and with "its gestions of exactly where and how to go, where to approach and where take leave, what to see and how to see it, it is by far the best guide-b yet published." Among the Clouds remarks that "since the days of S King no one has written so intelligently of this interesting country: with such full appreciation of the many shifting scenes and striking moz tain forms." In the preface Mr. Ward says that the book "grew as :: writer grew in the power to open his mind and heart to the revelation t comes through Nature." Rev. E. A. Horton describes it as “a guide i the heart of the mountains, into their inner significance." The Christ. Union found it to contain "information of just the sort that guide-books not give, that relative view which combines description, contrast, estimate."
A Nobly Optimistic Book.
Dr. Donald's volume of Lowell Institute Lectures, just published, h attracted earnest attention. The Churchman speaks heartily of it, tho not agreeing with all its statements. It says: "His lectures are the tures of an optimist. Their very title is evidence sufficient: The Expa sion of Religion. He knows perfectly well that many, if not most, per
hink religion is narrowing, dwindling, being superseded sometimes by haudlin sentimentalism, sometimes by the interested schemes of the vularest politicians. What makes his book so cheery, so invigorating to peole who have an unexhausted fund of belief and hope, is that Dr. Donald elieves nothing of the kind. He thinks that there is more religion than ver, and that religion is stretching out its arms wider and wider, and mbracing, one after another, all human interests.
Perhaps the best way of reviewing this book will be to say, generally. hat it is a very good book; that any thoughtful person will feel that his oney has been well spent in buying it and his time in reading it. The eneral impression it produces is excellent; the writer is reverent and earest; brave and outspoken; unconventional and not yet wholly unconservtive or destructive. . . . Even though we disagree with certain of Dr. Donald's propositions, his book is thoroughly interesting, and in a very igh degree brave and outspoken; and we trust it will receive a very earty welcome."
Two Notable Kindergarten Books.
Froebel's Gifts and Froebel's Occupations, by Mrs. Wiggin and her ister, Miss Nora A. Smith, are very important practical contributions to indergarten literature.
The Outlook, speaking of the first, commends it for qualities which belong qually to the second. It says: "The kindergarten has long stood in need. f a book that should explain its tools so simply as to reach the antagonistic ind and subdue it. Such a book is 'Froebel's Gifts.' So simply and irectly does it present its subject that it will be a helpful guide to mothers. ho have been mystified and bewildered both by the vagueness of language. f a good deal of kindergarten literature and the vagueness of the language sed by many who seek to expound kindergarten principles and methods. Froebel's Gifts' is a book long waited for by the lovers of the kindergarten. t has imprisoned the spirit of the kindergarten, and given it to all who have eceptive minds."
Mrs. Olive Thorne Miller has for a while turned her attention from birds to inkajous, lemurs, marmosets, and several kinds of monkeys, and her obserations on these pets are remarkably interesting. The Boston Beacon says: 'The little four-handed folk she writes about are made to seem like real haracters, for each of them has a distinct individuality; and their various. raits are depicted with unfailing patience and sympathy. This is a book hat ought to be a source of almost inexhaustible entertainment to the young, and older readers will be sure to find in it a great deal of very welcome nstruction."
The Advance, of Chicago, says, "Her account of the funny things they lid is irresistibly droll."
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THE WHOLE SUBJECT OF
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
And the Practical Problems Presented by them,
nd is discussing them with first-hand information, in the way most directly elpful to the public and the teacher.
The replies of over 1600 teachers to a dozen leading questions asked by the ATLANTIC were summarized and discussed by President G. Stanley Hall in ne March number. (THE WITNESS OF THE TEACHER.)
There was a further discussion of the best training for public-school work, based n the same investigation, by Fred W. Atkinson, Principal of the High School, Springfield, Mass., in the April number. (THE TRAINING OF THE TEACHER.)
The unspeakable misfortune of political interference in the appointment of eachers is frankly discussed by L. H. Jones, Superintendent of Schools, Cleveand, Ohio, in the June number. (THE POLITICIAN AND THE PUBLIC -SCHOOL.)
In the number for July will appear
THE CONFESSIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS,
in which more than a dozen superintendents, principals, and teachers, men and women, in different parts of the country, frankly tell their hindrances and disappointments, as well as their satisfactions, and point out the lessons of their own experience.
This group of confessions throws a direct and most instructive light on the actual work of schools and on the teachers' life.
The practical problems of public school work- the duty of the community, the methods of developing and strengthening the force of the teachers, will be discussed for the rest of the year.