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“Goody Two-Shoes is a variation of the Cinderella story. The fable tells of Goody Two-Shoes, the nickname of a poor orphan girl named Margery Meanwell, who goes through life with only one shoe. When she is given a complete pair by a rich gentleman, she is so happy that she tells everyone that she has “two shoes”. Later, Margery becomes a teacher and marries a rich widower. This earning of wealth serves as proof that her virtuousness has been rewarded, a popular theme in children’s literature of the era. (Source)
Letters from a Cat (1879)
My Books (1919). Honor C. Appleton (1879-1951). Blackies Children’s Annual, 1921 edition.
Shows a little girl lying on the floor, reading, surrounded by books. The characters in the books come alive!
Blackies and other publishers came up with the idea of taking the best of the year’s stories, articles, and illustrations and putting them together in one bound volume called an Annual. The publishers advertised them as an ideal Christmas present which was educational as well as pleasurable.