21 NOVEMBER 1908, Page 9

England's Story for Children. By M. Baumer Williams. (Grant Richards.

Ba. 6d. net.)---This is a quite pretty and attractive

book, and the little people ought to find both pleasure and profit in reading it. On the whole, they will take from it knowledge that it will serve them well to have. Perhaps it would have been wise to put some of the stories related with a caution, that, for instance, about Prince Henry and Justice Gascoigne. Nor should the little folk have been told that Calvin was "one of the great preachers or reformers in Scotland." Has the author, we would ask, often seen mistletoes "clinging about old oaks "? "About apple-trees "—yes; but not about oaks, surely.

Mr. G. A. Henty's With Cochrane the Dauntless, a tale of the exploits of Lord Cochrane in South American waters, and A Jacobite Exile, adventures of a young Englishman in the service of Charles XII. of Sweden (Blackie and Son, 38. 6d. each), appear in new editions.