12 AUGUST 1865, Page 21


Dream-Children. By the Author of Seven Little People and their Friends. (Cambridge, U. S.: Sever and Francis.)—A child's book from America illustrated with pretty woodcuts comes very pleasantly in con- trast with so much that has reached us from that quarter in these latter days. The idea was suggested by a passage in Ella, a fact which almost amounts to a guarantee for the success of the book. A student of Charles Lamb could hardly fail to make interesting matter out of the doings of children who overhear the talk of fowls of the air and beasts of the field,