Classic true historical stories for children by E. S. Brooks originally from the pages of St. Nicholas Magazine. Twelve awe-inspiring stories of real girls who influenced historical events through courage, perseverance and fortitude. Learn about Zenobia of Palmyra, Helena of Britain, Pulcheria of Constantinople, Clotilda of Burgundy, Woo of Whang-Ho, Edith of Scotland, Jacqueline of Holland (featured on our cover), Catarina of Venice, Theresa of Avila, Elizabeth of Tudor, Christina of Sweden, and Ma-Ta-Oka of Pow-Ha-Tan (or Pocahontas). Originally compiled in 1887 from selections which first appeared in Saint Nicholas magazine, this volume is an excellent introduction to the study of history. A home schooling classic, this volume will delight today's young readers as much as they did their great-grandparents when these tales first were written.