Author:Tudor Jenks

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Tudor Storrs Jenks
(1857–1922)
American author, poet, artist and editor, as well as a journalist and lawyer; chiefly remembered for the popular works of fiction and non-fiction he wrote for children and general readers.
Tudor Storrs Jenks

Works[edit]

Juvenile fiction[edit]

  • The Century World's fair book for boys and girls; being the adventures of Harry and Philip with their tutor, Mr. Douglass, at the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) IA
  • Imaginotions; Truthless Tales (1894) IA
  • Galopoff, the Talking Pony; a story for young folks (1901)
  • Gypsy the Talking Dog; a story for young folks (1902)
  • The Defense of the Castle, a story of the siege of an English castle in the thirteenth century (1903) IA
  • Making a Start (1903)
  • A Little Rough Rider (1904)
  • The Doll That Talked (1906)
  • The Astrologer's Niece (1973)

Magic Wand series[edit]

  • The Magic Wand (1905) IA
  • Romero and Julietta (1905)
  • A Magician for One Day (1905)
  • The Prince and the Dragons (1905)
  • Timothy's Magical Afternoon (1905)
  • The Rescue Syndicate (1905)

What Shall I Be? series[edit]

  • The Fireman (1911)
  • The Sailor (1911)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Prehistoric Photography"
  • "The Tongaloo Tournament"
  • "The Dragon's Story"
  • "A Duel in a Desert"
  • "The Sequel"
  • "A Lost Opportunity" (1894)
  • "The Astrologer's Niece"
  • "The Astrologer's Niece Marries"
  • "The Winning of Vanella"
  • "The Professor and the Patagonian Giant"
  • "The Prince's Councilors"
  • "Teddy and the Wolf"
  • "Little Plunkett's Cousin"
  • "Professor Chipmunk's Surprising Adventure"
  • "The Satchel"
  • "Good Neighbors"
  • "Anthony and the Ancients"
  • "A Yarn of Sailor Ben's"
  • "The Statue"
  • "The Department of Athletics" (1894)
  • "A Literary Conversation" (1898)
  • "A Novel Ruined" (1899)
  • "A Supernatural Swindle" (1899)
  • "At the Door" (1899)
  • "The Umbrella of Justice" (1901)
  • "The Detective and the Ring" (1905)
  • "The Master Passion" (1905)
  • "A Concrete Example" (1905)
  • "Why Duillius Dined at Home" (1909)
  • "A Practical Problem" (1921)

Drama[edit]

  • "Quits: a Dialogue Farce in Two Scenes" (1893)
  • "Abbie's Accounts: a Monologue" (1897)
  • "The Baron's Victim: A Mellow Drama" (with Duffield Osborne) (1898)
  • "Diplomatic Reserve: a Dialogue" (1898)
  • "Parried" (1899)
  • "At the Door: a Little Comedy" (1899)
  • "Waiting for the Ring: a Monologue" (1902)
  • "The Lady and the Telephone" (1904)
  • Dinner at Seven Sharp; a comedy in one act (1917) (with Amabel Jenks)

Poetry[edit]

  • "Bric-a-Brac" (1888)
  • "A Thank-ye-Ma'am (To J.W.R.)" (1889)
  • "A Reader's Choice" (1890)
  • "How Curious! Said One Little Girl to Another Little Girl" (1894)
  • "A Christmas Song" (1895)
  • "Little Miss Pigeon" (1897)
  • "Punishment" (1897)
  • "Tidy Housekeeper" (1897)
  • "New Neighbor" (1898)
  • "King and Minstrel" (1899)
  • "Immortality" (1899)
  • "A Prayer" (1899)
  • "Two Valentines" (1900)
  • "Boast Fulfilled" (1900)
  • "On the Road" (1900)
  • "Pleased Customer" (1901)
  • "At Cupid's Counter" (1901)
  • "Interchange" (1901)
  • "Queen's Messenger" (1902)
  • "New Sentry and the Little Boy" (1902)
  • "A Merry-Go-Round" (1903)
  • "Little Elfin Nurse" (1903)
  • "Baby's Name" (1903)
  • "A Creed" (1903)
  • "The Battlefield" (1904)
  • "A Feat of Memory" (1904)
  • "Eternal Feminine" (1904)
  • "Three Lessons" (1905)
  • "June" (1905)
  • "Pastoral" (1905)
  • "The Very Earliest" (1905)
  • "Three Lessons" (1905)
  • "Waiting for the Train" (1905)
  • "Stop Thief!" (1906)
  • "Sold" (1906)
  • "N. E. W. S." (1906)
  • "Old Mammy Tipsytoes" (1906)
  • "Change of View" (1906)
  • "Modern Boy" (1906)
  • "Demon of Notre Dame" (1907)
  • "For Spellers" (1908)
  • "How We Say It" (1908)
  • "Months and the Jewels" (1909)
  • "The Rime of the Moderne Millionaire" (1909)
  • "Rien du Tout" (1910)
  • "Words Without Songs" (1910)
  • "Lucky Man" (1911)
  • "The Portrait and the Artist" (1912)
  • "Brave Little Girl" (1914)
  • "Little Supposing" (1914)
  • "After School" (1915)
  • "Portrait by Velasquez" (1916)
  • "Here's How!" (1916)
  • "Short Flight" (1916)
  • "In Italy" (1917)
  • "Way to the Fairies" (1917)
  • "A Timely Petition" (1917)
  • "The Song of the Collar-Button" (1917)
  • "Aquarellist Vision" (1918)
  • "Fairyland Fashions" (1919)
  • "A Summing Up" (1919)
  • "Words Without Songs" (1910)
  • "Small and Early"
  • "The Spirit of the Maine"
  • "In a Library"
  • "An Old Bachelor"

Nonfiction[edit]

Biography[edit]

Lives of Great Writers[edit]
  • In the Days of Chaucer (1904) IA
  • In the Days of Shakespeare (1904) IA
  • In the Days of Milton (1905)
  • In the Days of Scott (1906)
  • In the Days of Goldsmith (1907)
  • In the Days of Bacon (1908)
Other[edit]
  • Captain John Smith (1904) IA
  • Captain Miles Standish (1905)

History[edit]

  • The Book of Famous Sieges (1909) IA
  • The Boys' Book of Explorations; true stories of the heroes of travel and discovery in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. From the "Dark Ages" to the "wonderful century" (1900) IA
  • Our army for our boys; a brief story of its organization, development and equipment from 1775 to the present day (1906)
  • When America Was New (1907) IA
  • When America Won Liberty: Patriots and Royalists (1909)
  • When America Became a Nation (1910)

Science[edit]

  • Electricity for Young People (1907) Google e-text
  • Photography for Young People (1908)
  • Chemistry for Young People (1909; AKA Chemistry for Beginners (1910)) IA

Short works[edit]

  • "The Essay" (1893)
  • "Scraps" (1894)
  • "A Miniature Reference Library" (1894)
  • "Intercivic Humor" (1899)
  • "A Brief for the Philistine" (1906)
  • "The Best Books for Children" (1901)
  • "Can the Jury System Be Improved?" (1903)
  • "The 'American' Characteristics" (1905)

Edited[edit]

  • Tales of Fantasy (vol. IV of Young Folks' Library) (1902) IA

Short works from magazines[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 1922, 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.