Author:Nora Archibald Smith

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Nora Archibald Smith
(1859–1934)
American children's author of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and sister of Kate Douglas Wiggin. Nora and Kate co-authored and co-edited a series of children's books.

Works[edit]

As sole writer[edit]

  • The Children of the Future (1898)
  • Under the Cactus Flag: a story of life in Mexico (1899)
  • The Message of Froebel and Other Essays (1900)
  • Three Little Marys (1902)
  • Adventures of a Doll (1907)
  • Old, Old Tales from the Old, Old Book (1916) – Bible stories
  • Plays, Pantomimes, and Tableaux for Children (1917)
  • The Christmas Child (1920)
  • Boys and Girls of Bookland (1923), illus. Jessie Willcox Smith
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin as Her Sister Knew Her (1925)

With Kate Douglas Wiggin[edit]

  • The Story Hour: a book for the home and kindergarten (1890),
  • Golden Numbers: a book of verse for youth, eds. (1902),
  • The Posy Ring: a book of verse for children, eds. (1903) – "companion volume"
  • The Fairy Ring, eds. (1906)
  • Magic Casements: A Second Fairy Book, eds. (1907)
  • Pinafore Palace: a book of rhymes for the nursery, eds. (1907)
  • Tales of Laughter: A Third Fairy Book, eds. (1908)
  • The Arabian Nights: their best-known tales, eds. (1909), illus. Maxfield Parrish
  • Tales of Wonder: A Fourth Fairy Book, eds. (1909)
  • The Talking Beasts: a book of fable wisdom, eds. (1911)
  • An Hour with the Fairies (1911)
  • The Story Hour. A Book for the Home and Kingergarten
  • Children's Rights
  • The Republic of Childhood (3 volumes)
  • Marm Lisa

Individual short works[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1934, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.