This antiquarian volume contains Lydia Maria Francis Child’s 1834 handbook for young girls; “The Girl's Own Book”. It is a collection of rhymes, songs, games, and projects designed for the young girl during the shift from Georgian to Victorian society. A charming book that can still be of utility to young girls today, “The Girl's Own Book” would make for a great addition to any family collection, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Lydia Maria Francis Child (1802 - 1880) was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind, that we are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.