The book The five senses is aiming at children exploring the world through their senses. Each of them is presented with a few short stories and poems. Some are written by Angela Mary Kayes who apparently worked as a selector and an editor of the book as well, and some by other contemporary (mostly) popular authors.
An educational tone of the book is obvious but unfortunately we couldn't find anything really useful about Angela Mary Keyes. If something pops up later, we'll definitely include it ASAP.
Additional value of the book are also beautiful illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. Apart for the cover there are five full page full color paintings, one for each sense. Originally they were done as water colors but we couldn't find the info where are the originals. However, a study of one of them was recently available on-line for twelve thousand US dollars.
Here is the presentation of the book with her pictures:
The Taste (also used as a frontispiece)
The sense of taste is presented through the next stories:
A Live Potato by Hans Christian Andersen The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson The Mouse and the Sausage (A French Tale) A Problem (Old Rhyme) Oeyvind and Marit (Bjornstjerne Bjorns) The Tree (Bjornstjerne Bjornson) The Best Prize The Dwarf Roots’ Story of the Pumpkin Seed by Angela M. Keyes Mine Host of ‘‘The Golden Apple” by Thomas Westwood Two Wild Creatures at Meals by Angela M. Keyes The Cat and the Parrot (Eastern Folk Tale) The Windmill by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Table Rules for Little Folks
Next sense is smelling:
Why the Honeysuckle Came Out at Night by Angela M. Keyes A Song of Clover of ''Saxe Holm'' A Game of What We Saw in the Giant's Castle by Angela M. Keyes The Fragrant Tulip Bed by Angela M. Keyes Violets by Dinah Maria Muloch The Japanese Game of Perfumes Little White Lily by George Macdonald The Snail and the Rose Tree Hans Christian Andersen The Herb Shop by Angela M. Keyes
The third presented sense is touch:
The Elf and the Dormouse by Oliver Herford A Riddle The Elves and the Shoemaker (Folk Tale) Little Brown Hands Jack the Giant Killer (English Folk Tale) Bees by Frank D Sherman A Chill by Christina G. Rossetti What Black Beauty Did by Anna Sewell The Story and Game of Going to School by Angela M. Keyes Agnese and Her Fruit Stand by Angela M. Keyes Good and Bad Apples Whittling by John Pierpont The Flax by Hans Christian Andersen The Masque of the Five Senses Angela M. Keyes
We are slowly approaching to the end of the list of senses. Here are stories and poems related to hearing:
Babes in the Wood The Table and the Chair by Edward Lear Lower Than the Beasts (An Old Tale) Windy Nights Robert by Louis Stevenson A Boy’s Song by James Hogg What Frank Heard by Angela M. Keyes To-morrow The Children’s Festival by Angela M. Keyes Deaf and Dumb 167 The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen What the Birds Heard from Francis
The last of the five senses is seeing:
The Dragon Fly by Hans Christian Andersen The Lost Doll by Charles Kingsley The Moon by Charles Kingsley How the Flowers Kept Turning Around by Angela M. Keyes Romance by Gabriel Setoun What Happens to the Flowers by Angela M. Keyes The Peddlar’s Caravan by William B. Rands What I Saw a Sparrow Do The Blind Boy by Colley Cibber How the Wind Gave a Prize Watching a Fly What Came Into the Garden by Angela M. Keyes The Lamplighter by Robert Louis Stevenson Seeing Squirrels Seeing Chipmunks What Came of It by Angela M. Keyes Seeing Rabbits A Riddle by Hannah More The Shadows by Frank Dempster Sherman The Months: A Pageant by Vernon L. Kellogg What I Saw a Wasp Do Three Pairs and One
The book was published in 1911 by Moffat, Yard and company, New York.