Kitty Brown and Her City Cousins by Elizabeth Wooster Stuart Phelps
Kitty Brown had many adventures when her city cousins visited for the summer. The children were delighted to watch bird nests, to see fish in the stream, and to spot all the fruit and berries of the country. In the midst of the fun many moral lessons were taught. They learned to see God in nature, to overcome selfishness and to complete their Sunday-school lesson. God's providence is honored when everything works out "just right." This is one volume of the four-part Kitty Brown series.
Paperback 8X5.25, 94 pages. ISBN 9781935626220
Elizabeth Wooster Stuart Phelps (1815–1852) was born in Andover, Massachusetts. Her mother’s family line traces back to Governor John Winthrop, the Puritan leader. Her father, Moses Stuart, was a minister and professor at Andover Theological Seminary. She was educated at Mount Vernon School and lived with and was taught writing by Jacob Abbott. She created stories to tell her sisters and published ten books and many anonymous works. She sometimes used the pen name of H. Trusta (an anagram of Stuart). She struggled with God’s view of the usefulness of art, because she loved painting. She suffered a cerebral disease for 20 years, which was made an instrument of mental and religious growth. She married Austin Phelps, a Congregational minister and professor at Andover, in 1842. After her death, her daughter, Mary Gray, took her name, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, as a pseudonym, who later became Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward after marrying.