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"Pansy" was a very busy woman!

In addition to being a mother, a pastor's wife, a mentor, and a member of a dynamic and close-knit extended family, she was a prolific author. Her books have been printed in numerous editions all over the world.

While her books are often referred to as children's literature, they are powerful examples of how a life should be lived for Christ that apply to readers of all ages. From her very first book, Helen Lester, to her last, Memories of Yesterdays, her purpose was to win others to Christ. The writing contest that began her career as a published author set her life's work for the Saviour in motion.

The sheer amount of Pansy Books published is staggering. At the height of her career, she was selling 100,000 books a year—a feat for any author, even today. We believe this list to be complete, but it you know of one we've missed, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Many thanks to those readers all over the world who have helped to continually update the Pansy Book List.

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1865 Helen Lester American Reform Tract & Book Society
1866 Jessie Wells; or, How to Save the Lost Western Tract and Book Society
1866 Nanie's Experiment and Other Sketches Western Tract and Book Society
1867 Bernie's White Chicken Western Tract and Book Society
1867 Tip Lewis and His Lamp  Henry Hoyt
1870 Ester Ried Asleep and Awake Western Tract and Book Society
1871 Docia's Journal; or God is Love Western Tract and Book Society
1871 Three People Western Tract and Book Society
1872 Julia Ried: Listening And Led D. Lothrop Co. / 
    Western Tract and Book Society
1873 The Chautauqua Girls At Home D. Lothrop Company
  (British Edition - Obeying the Call)  
1873 The King's Daughter Western Tract and Book Society
1873 Wise and Otherwise Western Tract and Book Society
1874 Modern Prophets and Other Sketches (with Faye Huntington) D. Lothrop and Company
1874 Household Puzzles D. Lothrop and Company
1875 Grandpa's Darlings D. Lothrop and Company
1875 A Christmas Time D. Lothrop and Company
1875 Dr. Deane's Way And Other Stories (with Faye Huntington) D. Lothrop and Company
1875 How to Teach the Little Folks  Presbyterian Board of Publication
  (Pansy's chapter is "Methods in the Class")  
1875 Cunning Workmen Western Tract and Book Society
1876 Four Girls at Chautauqua D. Lothrop and Company
1876 The Randolphs D. Lothrop and Company
1876 Daisy And Grandpa and Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1876 Little Minnie and Other Stories by Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1876 Pictures from Bobby's Life and Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1876 Robbie and the Stars D. Lothrop and Company
1876 Pansy's Picture Book D. Lothrop and Company
1877 One Little Figure  
1877 Getting Ahead D. Lothrop and Company
1877 Wise Alice (Mother's Boys and Girls Library) D. Lothrop and Company
1877 Little People in Picture and Story D. Lothrop and Company
1877 Two Boys D. Lothrop and Company
1877 The Lesson In Story:   D. Lothrop and Company
     Pansy's Sunday-School Lesson Book for Boys and Girls  
1877 Our Darlings; What They Think, Say, and Do D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Sunshine Factory D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Tiny Making Up D. Lothrop and Company
1878 From Different Standpoints  D. Lothrop and Company
  (British Edition - From Different Standpoints; or, Perry Harrison's Mistake)  
1878 Little Hands and Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Pansies And Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Pretty Soon and Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Sidney Martin's Christmas D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Going Halves D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Leafy Fern D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Leonard's April Fool D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Links in Rebecca's Life D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Red Ribbon D. Lothrop and Company
1878 Six Little Girls D. Lothrop and Company
1879 Ruth Erskine's Crosses D. Lothrop and Company
1879 Little by Little and Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1879 Miss Pricilla Hunter and My Daughter Susan D. Lothrop and Company
1880 Divers Women (with Mrs. C. M. Livingston) D. Lothrop and Company
1880 A New Graft on the Family Tree  D. Lothrop and Company
  (British Edition - A New Graft on the Family Tree; or,
The Reformation of a Whole Family in a Rural
District in America)
 
1880 That Boy Bob and Other Stories  D. Lothrop and Company
  (with Faye Huntington and others)  
1880 The Teacher's Helper (later re-titled Pansy's Scrap Book) D. Lothrop and Company
1880 Enlisted (possible early version of Mrs. Harry Harper's Awakening) D. Lothrop and Company
1880 Next Things and Dorrie's Day D. Lothrop and Company
1880 People Who Haven't Time and Can't Afford It D. Lothrop and Company
1880 What She Said: And What She Meant; and D. Lothrop and Company
  People Who Haven't Time  
1881 The Pocket Measure D. Lothrop and Company
1881 Company Try D. Lothrop and Company
1881 Laura's Promise D. Lothrop and Company
1881 Mrs. Harry Harper's Awakening and The Harrisville Young Ladies' Band D. Lothrop and Company
1881 Sowing Seed D. Lothrop and Company
1881 What Keeping Still Did and Other Stories D. Lothrop and Company
1882 The Hall In The Grove D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Young People Abroad (edited by Pansy) D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Young People At Home (edited by Pansy) D. Lothrop and Company
1882 The Harrisville Young Ladies' Band; and, Mrs. Harry Harper's Awakening D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Eugene Cooper D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Mary Burton Abroad, and Other Stories  D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Five Friends D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Mrs. Solomon Smith Looking On D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Pansy's Stories for Boys and Girls D. Lothrop and Company
1882 Some Young Heroines D. Lothrop and Company
1883 Ester Ried Yet Speaking D. Lothrop and Company
  (British Edition - Following Heavenward; or,
The Story of Alfred Ried)
 
1883 Pansy's Scrap Book (previously titled The Teacher's Helper) D. Lothrop and Company
1883 The Man Of The House D. Lothrop and Company
1883 Pansy's Home Story Book  D. Lothrop and Company
1883 Side by Side D. Lothrop and Company
1884 Amy Robb and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 Carrie's Experiment and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 Danger Cliff and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 A Day in the Country and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 Young Folks Stories Of American History And Home Life,
First Series (edited by Pansy)
D. Lothrop and Company
1884 Young Folks Stories Of Foreign Lands,
First Series (edited by Pansy)
D. Lothrop Company
1884 Sadie's Victory And Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 A Hedge Fence D. Lothrop and Company
1884 An Endless Chain
(British Edition - Workers Together; or, An Endless Chain)
D. Lothrop and Company
1884 Our Hero And Other Stories From The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 In The Woods And Out And Other Stories by Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 New Year's Tangles and Other Stories by Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1884 An Hour with Miss Streator
(British Edition - A Pansy Token; or, An Hour with Miss Streator)
D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Flossie's Triumph and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Fred's Puzzle and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Who did it? And Other Stories from The Pansy Lothrop Publishing Company
1885 In Vacation and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Some Boys and Girls D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Christie's Christmas D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Turning the Mill Wheel and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Gertrude's Diary And The Cube D. Lothrop and Company
1885 Interrupted D. Lothrop and Company
1886 A Happy Summer and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1886 A Light from Persia and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1886 A Morning Ride and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1886 Ralph's Wolves and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1886 The Browning Boys
(British Edition - Striving to Help; or, The Browning Boys)
D. Lothrop and Company
1886 A Stitch in Time and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1886 One Commonplace Day  D. Lothrop and Company
  (British Edition - The Master Hand: The Story of One Commonplace Day)  
1886 Our Boys and Girls At Home and Abroad D. Lothrop and Company
1886 Spun from Fact D. Lothrop and Company
1886 Stories and Pictures from the Life of Jesus D. Lothrop and Company
1887 Boys of Algeria and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1887 A Friend in Need and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1887 Harry's Invention and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1887 The Mission Of A Gray Sock And
Other Stories From The Pansy
D. Lothrop Company
1887 An Old Soldier's Story and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1887 A Package for Rose and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1887 Eighty-Seven D. Lothrop Company
1887 At Home Stories (edited by Pansy) D. Lothrop Company
1887 Sunday Chat for Boys and Girls (edited by Pansy) D. Lothrop Company
1887 Young Folks Stories of American History and Home Life,
Second Series (edited by Pansy)
D. Lothrop Company
1887 Young Folks Stories of Foreign Lands,
Second Series (edited by Pansy)
D. Lothrop Company
1887 Six O'Clock in the Evening  D. Lothrop Company
  (British Edition: Grandma's Miracles; or,
Stories Told at Six O'Clock in the Evening)
 
1887 A Golden Thought And Other Stories D. Lothrop Company
1887 Lost Nellie and Other Stories D. Lothrop Company
1887 Mother's Boys And Girls D. Lothrop Company
1887 A Quarrel And Other Stories D. Lothrop Company
1887 Little Fishers and Their Nets D. Lothrop Company
1887 Nettie In The Kitchen: A Story For Boys And Girls D. Lothrop Company
1887 Pansy's Picture Book D. Lothrop and Company
1887 Pansy's Story Book D. Lothrop Company
1888 A Day At Grandpa Bogart's and
Other Stories from The Pansy
D. Lothrop Company
1888 How He Escaped and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1888 Miss Doctor Bellby And Other Stories From The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1888 Ringing Words and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1888 Our Young Folks at Home (Biography of Pansy on page 61) D. Lothrop Company
1888 Judge Burnham's Daughtersa D. Lothrop Company
1888 Pansies for Thoughts, From the Writings of Pansy
(compiled by Grace Livingston Hill)
D. Lothrop Company
1888 At Home And Abroad and Other Stories: Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1888 Bobby's Wolf And Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1888 Railroad Building and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1888 A Dozen of Them D. Lothrop Company
1888 Profiles D. Lothrop Company
1888 Monteagle D. Lothrop Company
1888 A Thanksgiving Dinner and Other Stories D. Lothrop Company
1888 By Moonlight and Other Stories from The Pansy D. Lothrop and Company
1889 Chrissy's Endeavor D. Lothrop Company
1889 Young Folks Stories of American History and Home Life,
Third Series (edited by Pansy)
D. Lothrop Company
1889 We Twelve Girls D. Lothrop Company
1889 Out In The World: The Story Of Claire Benedict D. Lothrop Company
1889 Young Folks Worth Knowing from The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1889 Stories and Pictures from the New Testament D. Lothrop Company
1889 A Sevenfold Trouble by Pansy and Her Friends D. Lothrop Company
1890 An April Walk And Other Stories From The Pansy D. Lothrop Company
1890 The Prince Of Peace, or The Beautiful Life of Jesus D. Lothrop Company
1890 A Centerville Centennial D Lothrop Company
1890 Pansy's Sunday Book D. Lothrop Company
1890 Aunt Hannah and Martha and John
(with Mrs. C. M. Livingston)
D. Lothrop Company
1891 Her Associate Members D. Lothrop Company
1891 Helen the Historian D. Lothrop Company
1891 Miss Dee Dunmore Bryant D. Lothrop Company
1892 Glimpses of Girlhood D. Lothrop Company
1892 Young Folks at Home: Stories for Young Readers D. Lothrop Company
1892 The Exact Truth D. Lothrop Company
1892 John Remington, Martyr (with Mrs. C. M. Livingston) D. Lothrop Company
1892 Stories Told For A Purpose D. Lothrop Company
1892 The Kaleidoscope D. Lothrop Company
1893 Young Folks Story Book (edited by Pansy) D. Lothrop Company
1893 The Little Card D. Lothrop Company
1893 Stephen Mitchell's Journey D. Lothrop Company
1893 Twenty Minutes Late D. Lothrop Company
1893 Worth Having and Other Stories  D. Lothrop Company
1893 Pansy's Stories of American History Lothrop Publishing Company
1894 Only Ten Cents Lothrop Publishing Company
1894 "Wanted" Lothrop Publishing Company
1895 Pansy's Sunday Book  Lothrop Publishing Company
1895 Making Fate Lothrop Publishing Company
1895 Pictures And Stories Of Jesus Lothrop Publishing Company
1895 Pansy's Boys' and Girls' Picture Book Lothrop Publishing Company
1895 What They Couldn't: A Home Story Lothrop Publishing Company
1896 Grace Holbrook And Other Stories
Of Endeavor Experience
Lothrop Publishing Company
1896 Overruled Lothrop Publishing Company
1896 Their Vacation and Other Stories of Striving and Doing Lothrop Publishing Company
1896 Pansy's Boys' and Girls' Story Book  Lothrop Publishing Company
1897 The Older Brother Lothrop Publishing Company
1898 The Prince Of Peace, or The Beautiful Life of Jesus, Revised Edition  Lothrop Publishing Company
1898 Yesterday Framed in Today; or, A Story of the Christ
and How To-day Received Him
Lothrop Publishing Company
1898 Pansy's Sunday Book D. Lothrop Company
1898 Agatha's Unknown Way: A Story of Missionary Guidance Fleming H. Revell Company
1898 As In A Mirror Lothrop Publishing Company
1898 Reuben's Hindrances and How
He Made Them Help Towards Progress
Lothrop Publishing Company
1899 Three Times Three: A Story for Young People
(with Faye Huntington and other Temperance Women)
Fleming H. Revell Company
1899 By Way of the Wilderness (with Mrs. C. M. Livingston) Lothrop Publishing Company
1899 A Modern Sacrifice, The Story of Kissie Gordon's Experiment Lothrop Publishing Company
1900 Her Mother's Bible Lothrop Publishing Company
1900 Missent; or, The Story of a Letter Lothrop Publishing Company
1900 Pauline Lothrop Publishing Company
1901 Mag and Margaret: A Story for Girls Lothrop Publishing Company
1902 Mara Lothrop Publishing Company
1902 Unto the End Lothrop Publishing Company
1904 Doris Farrand's Vocation Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1905 David Ransom's Watch Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1906 Ester Ried's Namesake Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1907 Ruth Erskine's Son Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1908 The Browns at Mt. Hermon Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1911 Lost on the Trail Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1912 The Long Way Home Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1913 Four Mothers at Chautauqua Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
1914 Tony Keating's Surprises
(Misspelled as Isabelle M. Alden on the cover)
M. A. Donohue and Company
1927 The Fortunate Calamity J. B. Lippincott Company
1929 An Interrupted Night J. B. Lippincott Company
1931 Memories of Yesterdays J. B. Lippincott Company
     

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Pansy Series & Connected Books

Pansy loved to continue the stories of her characters from book to book and from generation to generation.

Ester Reid and The Chautauqua Girls were known the world over and readers could hardly wait for the next book to find out what happened next. The books listed in a particular series often varied in promotional literature and advertisements over the years, but here are a few of the well-known series and pairs:

The Ester Ried Series

  • Ester Ried: Asleep and Awake (1870)
  • Julia Ried: Listening and Led (1872)
  • The King's Daughter (1873)
  • Wise and Otherwise (1873)
  • Ester Ried Yet Speaking (1883)
  • Ester Ried's Namesake (1906)

The Chautauqua Girls Series

  • Four Girls at Chautauqua (1876)
  • Chautauqua Girls at Home (1877)
  • Ruth Erskine's Crosses (1879)
  • Judge Burnham's Daughters (1888)
  • Ruth Erskine's Son (1907)
  • Four Mothers at Chautauqua (1913)

An Endless Chain connects these two series.

 

A Few "Connected Stories"

Chrissy's Endeavor + Her Associate Members

Household Puzzles + The Randolphs

Making Fate + Overruled

Aunt Hannah and Martha and John +
John Remington, Martyr

Have we missed any Connected Stories? Email us at stories@isabellamacdonaldalden.com