Florence Holbrook was an educator in Chicago schools for more than 50 years and an author involved in the peace movement during the early years of the 20th century. She attended the 1913 International Conference of Women at The Hague and participated in the Ford Peace Expedition of 1915. She collected folk tales from many cultures and retold them in her books, including a number of pourquoi tales.
- “Why the Evergreen Trees Keep Their Leaves in Winter”
- A fairy tale about a little bird with a broken wing and the trees that offered him shelter. The fairy tale is used to describe the nature of dying in winter.
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