Abbie Farwell Brown

Abbie Farwell Brown

About Abbie Farwell Brown

  • Born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 21, 1871
  • Oldest of two children; her sister, Clara, also became an author and illustrator
  • Valedictorian of the Bowdoin School in 1886
  • Helped found the school newspaper, The Jabberwock, at Girls' Latin School
  • Attended Radcliff College in 1891
  • Began contributing writing pieces to magazines during her time at Girls' Latin School
  • Published her first children's book, The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts, in 1900
  • Produced poetry for children and wrote song lyrics, including the official song of the Girl Scouts of the USA, "On the Trail"
  • Became a member of various literary clubs and did editing work
  • Passed away on March 5, 1927 from cancer at the age of 55

    Poems by Abbie Farwell Brown

  • The Fisherman

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    The fisherman goes out at dawn
    When every one's abed,
    And from the bottom of the sea
    Draws up his daily bread.

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  • Friends

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    How good to lie a little while
    And look up through the tree!
    The Sky is like a kind big smile
    Bent sweetly over me.

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