The author's afterword says all a review could say: ""This book, as the title page says, is especially for girls. I hope those who read it will take a special feminine delight in the stories I have included in it. I have told these stories to many girls and the telling and the listening has been a shared pleasure. Perhaps other story-tellers may find this a useful sampler when they, too, need a story for girls."" The stories are The Light Princess by George MacDonald, Reflections by Grace James, The Blue Rose by Maurice Baring, Whitebear Whittington by Richard Chase, Katcha and the Devil retold by Parker Fillmore, The Princess and the Vagabone by Ruth Sawyer, The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, The Rat-Catcher's Daughter and Gammelyn, the Dressmaker by Laurence Housman, Clever Grethel by Walter de la Mare, The Princess' Golden Hair and the Great Black Raven by Howard Pyle, and The Seventh Princess and Nella's Dancing Shoes by Eleanor Farjeon.