From proverb and myth, from fable and fact Eleanor Farjeon draws an illustrative story appropriate in some way to each day of the year. Using her own verse and prose, this gifted author has sought out the unusual in lieu of the obvious in a wealth of source material. The proverbs from which many of her short ""lesson-tales"" or humor rhymes are based stem from the four corners of the earth. Originally published in England in 1941, they are herewith made available to American youngsters of all ages. The judicious adult reader can select meaningful sections for the very young listener and independent readers from it through adulthood can discover gems of charm and wisdom in a diversified collection that boasts as many offerings as there are days of in a year.