Little Susy Stories
Little Susy’s Six Birthdays was a story written by Elizabeth Prentiss, author of the famed and beloved Stepping Heavenward, as well as Flower of the Family and other books. Originally written as pleasant stories to read aloud to the children of some of her friends, it gave her much joy when people began to request to have it written out and published. This led her to go on to write the companion stories of this volume.
Mrs. Prentiss never glosses over the failings of little children. She uses the characters in her stories to teach adults and children alike how to behave. Enjoy the humor, the pathos, and the love found and shared in these delightful tales.
The result is, a book titled Little Susy Stories which, though divided into three major sections, is a collection of 45 short stories for little girls, ages 6-14, covering all sorts of facets of Christian character. in a charming and memorable way.
Recommended Reading Level
Read to me: Ages 6-9
Read on my own: Ages 10-14
About the Author
Elizabeth Prentiss (1818-1878) was born of a family whose ancestors were devout Puritans. Her father Edward Payson was a renowned early American pastor in Portland, Maine, but he died when she was but nine years old. For many years she was a school teacher, until in 1845 she married Rev. George Lewis Prentiss and then tended to their home, where together they had six children, only four of whom survived infancy.
Little Susy Stories was her first book, but the book which most depicts her life and thought was Stepping Heavenward. She was prolific, writing over 20 books, mostly for the instruction of children and youth.