Fourth Day of Advent

The children had been up early in the morning, and beginning to roll a snowball about they very soon saw that at every roll they gave it got bigger and bigger, and at last got so big just by the cottage door that they couldn’t move it, and then it stood right in the way, so that they couldn’t get in and their mother couldn’t get out.

From ‘Snowball’ by Edric Vredenburg, illustrated by Lizzie Mack, volume 3 in ‘The Daisy Chain Library’ published by Ernest Nister, 1891

Lizzie Mack (1858-ca. 1905) was a highly successful children’s book illustrator. Her trademark winsome children express the sentimental portrayal of children in popular art at that time. This book was published by Ernest Nister (1841-1906), a German lithographer and printer of children’s books, greetings card, postcards and calendars based in Nuremberg.


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