From January to December for the Little
by Martha Farquharson (a.k.a. Martha Finley)
A Lawrence Multimedia Exclusive
Written by the author of the Elsie
books, under the pseudonym of Martha Farquharson
Brookside Farm-house is written by Martha Finley (the author of the
Elsie Dinsmore series), and was originally published by the Presbyterian
Board of Publication in 1865, two years before the first Elsie book was
In 2006, it was republished by Lawrence
Multimedia. This new
hardback edition has all 12 of the original pictures, original
punctuation and spelling, and is 96 pages. It is cloth hardbound.
“Brookside Farm-house was a very pretty, though old-fashioned place, not
five minutes' walk from a village of the same name: a beautiful winding
brook of clear, sparkling water skirted two sides of the farm and from
this circumstance it took its name.
“Mr. Neff was the owner, and here he, and his wife, his old father, and
six children had a pleasant and happy home.”
Thus begins this charming book, in which the Neffs, who are Christians,
earnestly strive to raise their children as such in everything they do.
In reading this book, you will learn about patience, thankfulness,
obedience, charity, and industriousness. Your children will enjoy
following a year in the life of the Neff family at the Brookside
Martha Finley wrote and published nearly a hundred books during her
lifetime from 1828 to 1909. This book is about the tenth one she wrote.
Cloth Hardbound Book