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Kitty Brown and Her Little School by Elizabeth Wooster Stuart Phelps

Kitty Brown and Her Little School by Elizabeth Wooster Stuart Phelps


The children ventured down to Brook Runaway and found three red-headed boys who were brothers. Rosa and Kitty decided that they would start a school to teach the unschooled boys to read. Soon many other neighborhood children joined them. Kitty had to learn to teach for the sake of doing good and not to receive their thanks. The school went well until patience and perseverance wore thin. The story demonstrates teaching with patience and principal and not to be motivated by mere feelings.

Paperback 5.25X8, 2 illustrations, 68 pages. ISBN  9781935626275

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.

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