Lucy Fitch Perkins


Born
in Maples, Indiana, The United States
July 12, 1865

Died
March 18, 1937

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From a book jacket: "In 1910, at a crowded school in a poor section of Chicago, Lucy Fitch Perkins found children from twenty-seven different countries learning together. This experience instilled in her a vivid awareness of the task that faced American teachers: to bring out of this potpourri of races one unified nation. Her idea grew into a series of stories, some with geographical backgrounds, others with historical settings. Her goal was to increase sympathy and understanding for the unique qualities of the different nationalities and the heritage left to them and to us by our forebears. The Twins books have received acclaim from librarians, teachers, and parents, but, more important, from the children themselves."

Average rating: 3.91 · 926 ratings · 118 reviews · 63 distinct worksSimilar authors
The American Twins of the R...

4.19 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1926 — 5 editions
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The Dutch Twins

3.80 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1911 — 9 editions
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The Belgian Twins

4.02 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1917 — 31 editions
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The Eskimo Twins

3.90 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1914 — 39 editions
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The Irish Twins

3.87 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1913 — 44 editions
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The Japanese Twins

4.02 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1912 — 33 editions
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The Spartan Twins

3.98 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1918 — 38 editions
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The Scotch Twins

4.15 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1919 — 26 editions
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The Cave Twins

3.70 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1911 — 35 editions
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The French Twins

3.79 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1918 — 7 editions
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The Puritan Twins The Dutch Twins The Japanese Twins The Belgian Twins The Spartan Twins The Eskimo Twins The Cave Twins
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“High on the kitchen wall of an old farm-house on a mountain-side in Switzerland there hangs a tiny wooden clock. In the tiny wooden clock there lives a tiny wooden cuckoo, and every hour he hops out of his tiny wooden door, takes a look about to see what is going on in the world, shouts out the time of day, and pops back again into his little dark house, there to wait and tick away the minutes until it is time once more to tell the hour.”
Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Swiss Twins

“It's much cleverer to keep out of trouble than to get out.”
Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Swiss Twins

“a great silence settled over the mountain.”
Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Swiss Twins

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