The book was originally prepared as an aid in Nature Study, and this thought has been retained in the present
edition. By reading these myths the child will gain in interest and sympathy for the life of beast, bird, and tree;
he will learn to recognize those constellations which have been as friends to the wise men of many ages. Such
an acquaintance will broaden the child's life and make him see more quickly the true, the good, and the
beautiful in the world about him.