Series by Sophie May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)

Little Prudy

Little Prudy series title page
  1. Little Prudy (1864)
        Chapters 1-5; entire work online at Google Books
  2. Sister Suzy (1864)
        Read online
  3. Captain Horace (1864)
        Online at Internet Archive
  4. Cousin Grace (1865)
        Online at Google Books
  5. Fairy Book (1865)
        Online at Google Books
  6. Dotty Dimple (1868)
        Online at Project Gutenberg and Internet Archive

Pat Pflieger's excellent Nineteenth-Century American Children and What They Read site has a transcription of the most famous (and glowing) review of the Little Prudy books, from an 1866 article, "Children's Books of the Year," by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. (The Prudy comments appear on pg. 243.)

Dotty Dimple

Dotty Dimple cover
  1. Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's (1868)
       Read online or at Google Books
  2. Dotty Dimple Out West (1868)
       Online at Project Gutenberg and Google Books
  3. Dotty Dimple at Home (1868)
       Online at Internet Archive
  4. Dotty Dimple at Play (1869)
       Online at Project Gutenberg and Google Books
  5. Dotty Dimple at School (1869)
       Online at Google Books
  6. Dotty Dimple's Flyaway (1869)
       Online at Project Gutenberg and Google Books

Little Prudy's Flyaway

Little Prudy's Flyaway series title page
  1. Little Folks Astray (1870)
       Online at Project Gutenberg and Google Books
  2. Prudy Keeping House (1870)
       Online at Project Gutenberg and Google Books
  3. Aunt Madge's Story (1871)
       Online at Internet Archive
  4. Little Grandmother (1872)
       Online at Internet Archive
  5. Little Grandfather (1873)
       Online at Google Books
  6. Miss Thistledown (1873)
       Online at Google Books

Flaxie Frizzle

Flaxie Frizzle series title page
  1. Flaxie Frizzle (1876)
       Online at Google Books
  2. Doctor Papa (1877)
       Online at Google Books
  3. Little Pitchers (1878)
       Online at Google Books
  4. Twin Cousins (1880)
       Online at Project Gutenberg
  5. Flaxie's Kittyleen (1883)
       Online at Google Books
  6. Flaxie Growing Up (1884)
       Online at Internet Archive

Little Prudy's Children

Little Prudy's Children cover -- Wee Lucy
  1. Wee Lucy (1894)
        Online at Google Books
  2. Jimmy Boy (1895)
  3. Kyzie Dunlee (1895)
  4. Wee Lucy's Secret (1899)
        Online at Google Books
  5. Jimmy, Lucy, and All (1900)
        Online at Project Gutenberg
  6. Lucy in Fairyland (1901)


Quinnebasset Girls

Quinnebasset Girls cover
  1. Doctor's Daughter (1871)
        Online at Google Books
  2. Our Helen (1874)
  3. Asbury Twins (1875)
        Online at Google Books
  4. Quinebasset Girls (1877)
  5. Janet, a Poor Heiress (1882)
        Online at Google Books
  6. In Old Quinnebasset (1891)
  7. Joy Bells (1903)

Note: Additional information about Sophie May's series -- including information about formats -- may be found at Kevin Greene's very detailed Sophie May page.



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