Monday, September 15, 2008

"Brownies' Good Work" by Palmer Cox

For those that love classic literature with a moral bent, Palmer Cox's "Brownies' Good Work" is a wonderful example that should be read to all children. In the poem, the Brownies find a farmer unable to work his fields, due to injury. Knowing that if something isn't done for the farmer the field's yield will be lost, the Brownies chip in and help.

You can read the story here, complete with some of Palmer Cox's illustrations.

1 comment:

neal said...

Palmer Cox comiclopedia page by Lambiek. Palmer Cox was born in Granby, Quebec, Canada in 1840. He studied at Granby Academy and moved to San Francisco.Palmer Cox created the famous Brownie characters in 1883, and a successful series.This is a mold of a Palmer Cox Chinaman. One of three Palmer Cox characters available on this site.