Atwater, Emily Paret

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Caption: Portrait of Emily Paret Atwater.

Emily Paret Atwater was the granddaughter of Episcopalian Bishop William Paret, but she took after her mother, Adaline Peck “Addie” Paret Atwater, finding her niche in writing children’s stories. Writing for the New York Ledger, the Puritan, Nickel Magazine and elsewhere, she also published children's fiction that merged adventure with nature education. 

Her book How Sammy Went to Coral-Land demonstrates her ability to capture the attention of adventure-lovers who may have become tired of stereotypical fairy tales. The Tennessean newspaper praised the book as containing “useful information about marine creatures,” and the same approach can also be seen in Trixsey’s Travels, where each chapter opens with information about a new furry character that a little squirrel Trixsey meets on his travels.

Atwater’s writing was used as textbooks and readers in New England states, and were positively received by educational journals such as the Kindergarten Review.

Relation



Birth Date

1873

Death Date

1951

Bibliography

Sources

  • "Kessler-Atwater." Baltimore Sun, Feb. 21, 1895.
  • "Miss Emily Paret Atwater." Baltimore Sun, Feb. 14, 1909.
  • "How Sammy Went to Coral-Land." The Tennessean (Nashville), Sept. 26, 1902.
  • FCIT. "Emily Paret Atwater author page." Lit2Go ETC.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com), memorial page for Emily Paret Atwater (17 Aug 1873–8 Jul 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82866498, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Suellen (contributor 46975245) .
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com ), memorial page for Bertha Atwater Kessler (11 Aug 1874–21 Oct 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58473519, citing Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tom Myers (contributor 47272121) .
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed), memorial page for Adaline Peck “Addie” Paret Atwater (22 May 1850–29 Dec 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82851532, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Suellen (contributor 46975245) .
  • Poulsson, Emilie, and Laura E. Poulsson, eds. "Recent Literature: Book Reviews."" Kindergarten Review, September 1902, 180.
  • "Recent Literature: Book Reviews." Kindergarten Review, September 1905, 253.

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“Atwater, Emily Paret ,” The Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore, accessed July 19, 2019, https://loyolanotredamelib.org/Aperio/WLCB/items/show/2109.

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