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John Newbery is celebrated as the first successful publisher of children's books, and the founder of modern children's literature. Three classic works published by Newbery (the authors unknown) are now available for a new generation of readers. Edited by M. O. Grenby, with an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.

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The Lilliputian Magazine Young Gentleman & Lady’s Golden Library

Abstract
In most of our modern books, a preface has been introduced in conformity to custom; but here twill be found necessary to explain the work.
M. O. Grenby

The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes Otherwise called, Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes

Abstract
All the World must allow, that Two Shoes was not her real Name. No; her Father’s Name was Meanwell;1 and he was for many Years a considerable Farmer in the Parish where Margery was born; but by the Misfortunes which he met with in Business, and the wicked Persecutions of Sir Timothy Gripe, and an over-grown Farmer called Graspall, he was effectually ruined.
M. O. Grenby

The Fairing: or, A Golden Toy, for Children of all Sizes and Denominations

Abstract
Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! Who do I laugh at? Why, at you, Mr. Critic; who should I laugh at? A Critic is like a Currycomb, 2 and gives pleasure before he occasions Pain.
M. O. Grenby
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