Greyfriars Bobby (Puffin Story Books)

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Eleanor Atkinson (1863-1942) was an American author, journalist and teacher. She was born Eleanor Stackhouse, and later married Francis Blake Atkinson, himself also an author. She taught in schools in both Indianapolis and Chicago. She wrote for the Chicago Tribune under the pseudonym Nora Marks during the late 1890s, and later became publisher of the Little Chronicle Publishing Company, Chicago; this published several of her own works, along with other educational books and the Little Chronicle, an illustrated newspaper intended for young children. Whilst she wrote both fiction and non-fiction, the former mostly romances and the latter mostly educational books, she is best known for her 1912 novel Greyfriars Bobby. Her other writings included: Mamzelle Fifine: A Romance of the Girlhood of the Empress Josephine on the Island of Martinique (1903), Boyhood of Lincoln (1908), Story of Chicago and National Development, 1534-1910 (1910), Loyal Love (1912) and Johnny Appleseed: The Romance of the Sower (1915).

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson (1863–1942) was an American author, journalist and teacher. She was born Eleanor Stackhouse in Rensselaer, Indiana, and later married Francis Blake Atkinson, himself also an author. She taught in schools in both Indianapolis and Chicago. She wrote for the Chicago Tribune under the pseudonym "Nora Marks" during the late 1890s, and later became publisher of the Little Chronicle Publishing Company, Chicago; this published several of her own works, along with other educational books and the Little Chronicle, an illustrated newspaper intended for young children. Whilst she wrote both fiction and non-fiction, the former mostly romances and the latter mostly educational books, she is best known for her 1912 novel Greyfriars Bobby. This popular work recounted the famous story of the eponymous dog; most of the modern versions of the story seem to stem from her form of the tale. Many details of the book, especially those regarding the dog's master are inaccurate; until recently it was assumed that she had no opportunity for original research of her setting. It seems likely that she worked from the basic story and embellished it from her own imagination. The story, however, is lovingly detailed; the descriptions of the geography may be somewhat confused, but effort was clearly made to get names correct, and to get across the atmosphere of the city. The book is often considered a classic, especially for children, and has been reprinted several times; it was the basis for the films Challenge to Lassie (MGM, 1949) and Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (Disney, 1961), although both of these postdated her death.

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Atkinson, Eleanor
Published by Penguin Books (1962)
ISBN 10: 0140301666 ISBN 13: 9780140301663
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