29 APRIL 1865, Page 19

Tales of Filial Love. By Theodore H. Barreau. (Dart= and

Hodge.) —The character of these stories is sufficiently indicated by their title. And they will give children as much pleasure as if they were possible, which generally they are not—notably in the story called "Adelaide." La France it might perhaps be otherwise, but anyhow the tales are foreign in their colour, and the attempt to lay the scene in England is a mistake. The book is nicely illustrated.