"Heroes and Heroines," first published in 1933, is a delightful collection of witty and lyrical poems recallingthe deeds of heroes and heroines from all round the world, including Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Robin Hood, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, George Washington, Napoleon, Florence Nightingale, and Buffalo Bill, among others.This beautiful facsimile edition features wonderful illustrations by the artist Rosalind Thornycroft and presents the book as it was originally designed to be enjoyed. Its witty approach to history will entertain children and parents alike.
About the Author
Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon were born in the 1880s in London to a very literary family. Eleanor received no formal education but was encouraged from an early age to write stories and poems. Her first book, "Nursery Rhymes of London Town," was published in 1916, and she went on to write over sixty books for children. With her brother, Herbert, she also wrote numerous plays and songs. Rosalind Thornycroft (1891 1973) was a cousin of the Farjeons."