Following the story, Part Two introduces the kitchen-garden method, a popular system for teaching household skills to children in the early twentieth century. The curriculum was designed to make housework feel like play and includes a variety of housekeeping songs to sing while the work is done.
This book taps into the childlike instinct to play house, and shines in its ability to entertain while learning. Part Three contains paper dolls to cut out and color, fold-up three dimensional craftsman-style furniture, and plans to make a beautiful two-story doll house from cardboard.
The Mary Frances Housekeeper 100th Anniversary Edition has been restored, updated, and expanded to include a new introduction, larger format, fresh typesetting, enhanced graphics, improved doll house, and bonus patterns to make a child's dust cap and apron like the ones Mary Frances wore.
The complete Mary Frances 100th Anniversary collection includes The Mary Frances Cook Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Sewing Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Housekeeper 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Garden Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book 100th Anniversary Edition, The Mary Frances First Aid Book 100th Anniversary Edition and The Mary Frances Story Book 100th Anniversary Edition.