Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions

ANDY MAN

Andy Man: A Story of Two Simple Souls by Amy Le Feuvre.

BRIDGET'S QUARTER DECK

Bridget's Quarter Deck by Amy Le Feuvre.

 Description:

"Bridget's Quarter Deck" is also a good story. The tale turns upon the discomforts suffered by Bridget, who had married a young sailor in haste, and is sent to stay with his family without her marriage being known to them.—The Review of Reviews (1905).

BROWNIE

Brownie by Amy Le Feuvre.

Descriptions:

Brownie is aptly described as a young girl having "a tiny, rather delicate little face, with large brown eyes, looking out of a frame of thick brown tresses." Her mother, Mrs. Eustace makes her living by writing  stories. Brownie and Buffie were playing in the woods when they heard what sounded like an angel, and Angelo became their new friend. Brownie tells Angelo about Jesus, but he has barely heard of the name. Soon Angelo needed a new guardian and they thought that God would miraculously provide for him, but this did not happen without the testing of their faith.—Curiosmith (2013).

The story of a little girl and boy, who come with their widowed mother to live in a small house in a pretty English village. The mother is an author, and finds it difficult always to make both ends meet. She not only has her children to support, but is paying her husband's debts. The children make acquaintances and have adventures. The moral of the story points to Christ as our guardian and Savior.—The American Catalogue (1905).

Brownie is rather of the order of child's book which is written with one eye on the parent. However, the children in it are fairly natural. It is unlikely that when they heard someone singing in a wood one of them should think it was "a bird that knew English" and the other should say it was an angel. It is more convincing when Brownie talks about nymphs and angels, and finds the distinction to be that "nimps are rather naughty." The boy with the exquisite voice and the appropriate name of Angelo is a slightly conventional figure.—Literary Issues 142-167 (1900).

This charming story of child life by a very popular writer. It points to Christ both as our guardian and as the Saviour of the sinful. It illustrates the hidden pathos of many an author's life. It ought to prove an attractive and successful book.—American Tract Society (1898).

Read The Stupid Little Servant story found in the last chapter of "Brownie."

Contents:

  • Chapter 1 — "We Are Going to Be Very Happy Here!"
  • Chapter 2 — "Be His Little Guardian"
  • Chapter 3 — An Angel in The Wood
  • Chapter 4 — Only a Small Boy
  • Chapter 5 — "Tell Me What You Know"
  • Chapter 6 — A Holiday with Mother
  • Chapter 7 — "You Said You Killed Her"
  • Chapter 8 — Without a Friend in the World
  • Chapter 9 — "I Have Found Someone!"
  • Chapter 10 — A "Little Elijah"
  • Chapter 11 — The Cruse of Oil Failing
  • Chapter 12 — Kidnapped
  • Chapter 13 — All Choocaw's Fault
  • Chapter 14 — "It Is You at Last"
  • Chapter 15 — "Mother's Pen Is Found"
  • Chapter 16 — A Grandfather
  • Chapter 17 — The Little Stupid Servant

Characters:

  • Brownie—the little girl, the main character.
  • Buffie—Brownie's  younger brother, six years old.
  • Mrs. Eustace—Brownie's mother, a young widow.
  • Hester—Mrs. Eustace's servant.
  • Iris Monteith—the women who owns their house.
  • Miss Grant—an older woman who lives with Miss Monteith.
  • Sir George—a friend of Iris Monteith, likes the children.
  • Angelo Pinet—The neighbor boy who sings very well.
  • The Count Alphonse Matalio—the guardian of Angelo.
  • Ninette—housekeeper for the Count.
  • Pierre—Ninette's husband and servant for the Count.
  • Rosina—Angelo's mother.
  • Monsieur Capello—a man who wants to exploit Angelo's singing.
  • Mr. Gayworthy—the town Vicar.
  • Choocaw—the bird they nursed back to health.
  • Mrs. Pratt—a storekeeper.
  • Mr. Bernard—Mrs. Eustace's banker.

Important Scriptures:

  • Hebrews 13:5. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.
  • The "cruse of oil" story in 1 Kings 17:8—16.

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BULBS AND BLOSSOMS

Bulbs and Blossoms by Amy Le Feuvre.

Descriptions:

The children, Roland and Olive, came from India to visit their four aunts. Old Bob grew flowers and liked to show them to the children. He kept one flower pot in his window for every family member whom had passed away, as a remembrance of their resurrection. As old Bob said, "Life out of death, my dears. That is the lesson of those lilies. The good Lord has never failed to teach me from them every Easter." Important verses are 1 Peter 3:18—"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit;" and Revelation 6:11—"And white robes were given unto every one of them, and it was said unto them that they should rest yet for a little season."—Curiosmith (2013).

"Bulbs and Blossoms" is a very pretty children's story by Amy Le Feuvre, author of Probable Sons. Old Bob, with his flower-pots and his Easter hopes, teaches the Gospel of the Resurrection in a way that will comfort many a drooping heart.—The London Quarterly Review, Vol 90 (1898).

Many sweet lessons of faith and love drop from the lips of these little ones, and how they brought forth fruit in the heart of one of the aunts is impressively brought out. The book is daintily bound, and pretty illustrations brighten it.—Louisville Observer (1902).

An engaging Easter story in relation to two children who are sent from India to their aunt in England to acquire strength and vigor from a cool climate and other benefits from association with English people.—Christian Intelligencer (1902).

Contents:

  • Chapter 1 — The Ugly Flower Pots
  • Chapter 2 — Under the Earth
  • Chapter 3 — Signs of Life
  • Chapter 4 — Easter Morning

Characters:

  • Marion Hunter — called Miss Hunter.
  • Hester Hunter — Amabel's twin sister.
  • Miss Amabel Hunter — another sister.
  • Sibyl Hunter — the youngest sister.
  • Roland — seven year old, nephew  from India.
  • Olive — niece from India.
  • Old Bob — the neighbor who has flower pots.
  • James Green — the old gardener.

Important Scriptures:

  • 1 Peter 3:18— For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
  • John 1:29—Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:22—For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
  • Romans 6:11—Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Psalm 51:7—Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
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BUNNY'S FRIENDS

Bunny's Friends by Amy Le Feuvre.

Descriptions:

This is a little fairy tale, in which, through a little girl's fancies with regard to rabbits and ponies and moorland heather, some very beautiful lessons are taught.—Religious Tract Society (1908).

A charming tale for little readers.—The Christian World (1905).

Bunny is a little girl, and her friends are a rabbit, a pony and a lark. Each one narrates his experiences to the child as she is alone with him in the open room. Children will listen eagerly to the reading of these little tales, and will doubtless be profited by them.—N. Y. Observer (1902).

'Bunny' herself was not a rabbit, as one might suspect. She was a little lonely girl, and her name was Dora. She had a little, dark, silky head, and big, blue eyes, which were always staring out at the world with big thoughts behind them, and she was still only when some one told her a story.—Western Christian Advocate (1902).

CARVED CUPBOARD (THE)

The Carved Cupboard by Amy Le Feuvre.

Descriptions:

Notwithstanding the hint of mystery contained in the title, The Carved Cupboard, by Amy Le Feuvre, it is a prettily told story of the experiences of four young English girls who are left alone in the world. Their lives are placid enough, but the author has drawn four distinct types of girlhood so deftly as to make the story of their little struggles distinctly entertaining. There is, besides, a carved cupboard which may be opened by touching a spring in one of the panels, which supplies whatever may be lacking of mystery. This cupboard has been left in charge of the girls with the injunction that it is not to be opened until the son of the owner, who has been away for years, shall return. The son does return, and after quieting the vague rumors which have been circulated about the mysterious old cupboard, marries one of the girls.—Current Literature, Vol 26 (1899).

We recommend the book with thorough approval to all in search of gifts for girls.—Record.

Nanny gave the four sisters different verses from Psalm 37 to meditate on before she left. Then the sisters moved to a rented home where the owner was a woodcarver who had made an intricately carved cupboard. The house was taken under the condition that it was forbidden to open the cupboard. They wondered how it opened and what could be insde the mysterious cupboard. As the secret unfolded the sisters grew spiritually, each in their own way, each according to their prophetic verse.—Curiosmith (2015).

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CHERRY, THE CUMBERER THAT BORE FRUIT

Cherry, the Cumberer that Bore Fruit by Amy Le Feuvre.

Description:

A large country house near London, in which reside four children, whose mother has long been dead, is the scene of the story; their father a colonel in the British army, who having contracted a severe illness in India returns to England an invalid, is the centre of many amusing episodes while making the acquaintance of his children, from whom he has been so long separated.—The American Catalogue (1905).