Book-length collection of stories for children and teens, including The Pine and the Rose, Old Kennebec, The Edgewood rive, Blasphemous Searin', The Game of Jackstraws, Hearts and other Hearts, The Little House, The Garden of Eden, The Serpent, The Turquoise Ring, Rose Sees the World, Gold and Pinchbeck, A Country Chevalier, Housebreaking, and The Dream Room. According to Wikipedia: "Kate Douglas Wiggin ( 1856 - 1923) was an American children's author and educator. Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. She was also a writer of children's books, the best known being The Birds' Christmas Carol (1887) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903)."