Cousin Ann's Stories
Ann Preston (1813-1872) is best known as a medical pioneer Quaker activist. Though Cousin Ann's Stories for Children is 162 years old, it still speaks to contemporary concerns. in its address "to my Little Readers" Preston explains, "I thought I would write a little book, and that would be a good way to speak with you, though I am far away." What Cousin Ann speaks of is eating healthily, avoiding tobacco, abhorring slavery, treating others generously and honestly, and appreciating the bounty and beauty of God's creation.