An Arrow in a Sunbeam (Mint Editions (Reading With Pride))
Featuring six works of short fiction, An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales promotes morals and regionalist pride. Each containing a unique theme and virtue, these stories provoke thought while following the lives of compelling characters. Miss Sydney's Flowers encourages the acceptance of change through the depiction of Miss. Sydney, a long-term resident of her town. When the city decides to pave a new road next to her home, Miss Sydney is upset and resentful of the change. However, as the days go by, she realizes the benefits of having a busy street near her house. In A Brave Boy, two brothers, Fred and Albert, who are as opposite as can be, discuss what they would do in the event of a robbery, pondering the true meaning of bravery. Following the life of a mysterious elderly woman, Lady Ferry depicts the relationship between Lady Ferry and a young girl who is left in the care of her cousin after her parents embark on a long sea voyage. Finally, in the title story, An Arrow in a Sunbeam, a church minister seeks out a sad, shabbily dressed widow that he noticed during a service. Originally planning to be of help to her, the minister is shocked when he discovers he has much to learn from the widow. Described as a touching and masterfully-written collection, An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales by Sarah Orne Jewett is sentimental and intriguing. First published for children, An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales promotes timeless virtues and themes in a gentle and accessible manner, yet is sophisticated and applicable to older audiences. This edition of An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales by Sarah Orne Jewett features an eye-catching new cover design and is presented in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition is accessible and appealing to contemporary audiences, restoring An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales to modern standards while preserving the original tranquility and beauty of the work of Sarah Orne Jewett.
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