Sarah Schoonmaker Baker Book Descriptions

Strangers in Greenland

Strangers in Greenland by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


The missionary family and Dr. Kane.—American Tract Society (1860).

The Fisherman's Boy

The Fisherman's Boy by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


Jack Bundy and Mary had a child named Orin who grew up and had a stammering problem. His school teacher impatiently threw him out of class. He was consoled by his parents and decides to take a gift to his school teacher to overcome his hard feelings, and made a friend. He took up carpentry and was helpful to many people in the community. This story illustrates how a boy with stammering speech is used by God to effect many people.—Curiosmith (2010).


The stammerer taught of God.—American Tract Society (1860).

A child of poverty becoming successful and useful.—American Tract Society (1862).

The Woodman's Nannette

The Woodman's Nannette by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


A touching story of a deaf mute.—American Tract Society (1860).

Hannah's Path

Hannah's Path by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


How love clears up life's pathway.—American Tract Society (1860).

Kelly Nash

Kelly Nash by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


The boy who "didn't care."—American Tract Society (1860).

Amy and Her Brothers

Amy and Her Brothers by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


The rich reward of love and labor united.—American Tract Society (1860).

Contrasting waywardness with industry, economy, and fidelity.—American Tract Society (1862).

Emily and Uncle Hanse

Emily and Uncle Hanse by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


Little Emily Lester was orphaned by the accidental death of her parents and she is taken to live with her stern and cold old Uncle Hanse. Mrs. Bird, a niece of Uncle Hanse, helps to raise Emily taught her of Christ. When Emily spills ink on Uncle Hanse's books, she is given the grace to ask for forgiveness straightforwardly, and this touches Uncle Hanse's heart and a bond is formed between them. Emily goes on to help Uncle Hanse think more about service to others instead of making more money. The Spirit of Christ grows among several people because of Emily's influence. In the end, Uncle Hanse turns out to be a compassionate  leader of the community.—Curiosmith (2010)


The power of Christian love in an adopted child.—American Tract Society (1860).

The Boy-Patriot

The Boy-Patriot by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


A charming book for boys.—American Tract Society (1860).

The Blue Flag

The Blue Flag by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


Of the sailor's home; very attractive.—American Tract Society (1860).

A beautiful story for sailors and their friends.—American Tract Society (1862).

Cheerily, Cheerily

Cheerily, Cheerily by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


A family of six that recently lost the husband tries to live as best as possible on their means. They move to a new house and Susan, who has insight on how they must live and budget, comes to visit. The children decide to start a newspaper and they gather many subscribers. They all pull together and end up rejoicing in the Lord.—Curiosmith (2010).


The struggles and triumphs of a widow and her children.—American Tract Society (1860).

Buster and Baby Jim

Buster and Baby Jim by Sarah Schoonmaker Baker.


Buster and Baby Jim, two 12 year old boys, were beggars and bullies. Baby Jim stole a purse but dropped it and Buster picked it up and police came and arrested Buster. At his trial a stranger took him away to a Boys Home where he was to learn clean Christian living habits. After a few years a farmer picked him out to adopt and brought him back to work on his farm. Buster and Baby Jim continued to feel the hand of God working in their lives.—Curiosmith (2010).


Hope for the perishing.—American Tract Society (1860)