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A letter from Papa
Bib ID 3564351
Format BookBook
Printer London : Dean and Sons
Description New York : T. Nelson and Sons, [ca. 1844-1860] 
[6] leaves, [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. 
Series

Merriment series.

Sister lady-bird's series.

Summary

Coloured illustrated book for children telling the story of a little boy whose father has written from Australia describing farming life there where he, his sister and an aunt have emigrated. The story ends with the little boy and his mother preparing to leave to join them. Extensive comment on treatment of Aboriginal Australians, parrots cooked for pies. The illustrations are incongruous to the text, depicting English scenes with the Aboriginal Australians looking more like indigenous Micronesians or Polynesians.

Notes

Title from cover.

Hand colored illustrations.

"Work is done plays begun: now we have our laugh & fun. We're a merry little band."-- front cover.

Includes publisher's advertisement.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Juvenile literature.  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900 -- Juvenile literature.
Form/genre Juvenile literature  |  Publishers' advertisements
Place United States New York New York. England London.
Other authors/contributors McLoughlin Bros., inc, Publisher  |  Dean & Son, Printer

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