Nora Archibald Smith and Kate Douglas Wiggin were the American children's authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and sister of Kate Douglas Wiggin. Nora and Kate co-authored and co-edited a series of children's books. Both sisters were active in the kindergarten movement that was developing at the turn of the twentieth century, and wrote repeatedly on the subject. They were admirers of Friedrich Fröbel and promoted his theories on early childhood education. THE STORY HOUR is a famous book for children, written by Nora Archibald Smith and Kate Douglas Wiggin. This wonderful handbook consists of fourteen little stories. This collection satisfies all needs of the kindergartner and embraces representative stories of all classes—narrative, realistic, imaginative, scientific, and historical, as well as brief and simple tales for the babies.