Physical description

A yellow hardcover fiction book for children with a coloured picture of children playing a game of red indians outside a decorated teepee. The girl is cooking with a pot over an outdoor fire and the boys are firing a bow and arrow and painting a pot. The title, The Prize is printed at the at the top of the cover in red lettering surrounded by a boy and girl each side. Publisher details are at the bottom. The spine is brown tape. The back cover has a faded red advertisement for Pears Soap.There are advertisements on the endpapers at both front and back. There is foxing and tanning noted on the edges of the pages. There are stories and poems written by various authors and black and white illustrations and coloured plates throughout. The title page is very ornately decorated with a black and white floral design and covered by a tissue paper page. The coloured frontispiece is of three boys playing soldiers with one sitting on a rocking horse. There are Contents, Poetry and List of Illustrations pages. 164p.

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Inscriptions & markings

Inside the front cover pasted over the advertising is a Bookplate. '2nd Prize of School Jubilee Year. Methodist Sabbath School Wandin 647 marks. Awarded to Edna Sebire for diligence & attendance. W.J. Sebire. Supt. Ada Gaudion . Sec. 23 - 3 - 1919.'


A collection of varied stories and poems for young children - 1918 ed. There are practical articles as well, such as some on gardening.