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C. Schmid

Christoph von Schmid (15 August 1768 Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria – 3 September 1854 Augsburg) was a writer of children’s stories and an educator. His stories were very popular and translated into many languages. His best known work in the English-speaking world is The Basket of Flowers (Das Blumenkörbchen). Christoph von Schmid studied theology and was ordained priest in 1791. He then served as assistant in several parishes until 1796, when he was placed at the head of a large school in Thannhausen, where he taught for many years. From 1816 to 1826, he was parish priest at Oberstadion in Württemberg. In 1826, Christoph von Schmid was appointed canon of the Augsburg Cathedral, where he died of cholera at the age of eighty-seven. Schmid began writing books for children, teaching Christian values, shortly after being placed at the school in Thannhausen. His first work was a Bible history for children (1801). Schmid’s original purpose for writing was to reward his students after school by reading his books to them. Schmid continued with his calling as a writer of children’s books throughout his long life. Schmid’s writings have been translated into 24 languages. His principal juvenile works are Biblische Geschichte für Kinder, Der Weihnachtsabend, Genovefa, Die Ostereier, Das Blumenkörbchen, and Erzählungen für Kinder und Kinderfreunde (1823–1829). Die Ostereier (Easter Eggs, 1816) became so popular that he started signing himself as “author of Easter Eggs.” Many say that he was the pioneer of books for youths.

Friends After Death: Short Moral Story for Kids

C. Schmid

One day a father told his children the following parable: “The superintendent of an island was one day called by his lord, the king, to give an account of his administration”. C. Schmid’s Short Moral Story: Friends After Death “The friends in whom he had placed his trust let him go alone and did not move from their homes; others …

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C. Schmid Wisdom Story For Kids: The Good Sister

C. Schmid Wisdom Story For Kids: The Good Sister

Michael and Anne were alone in the house. Michael said to Anne: “Come along to find something good.” Anne replied: “If you take me where nobody will see us, then I shall come very willingly.” “Then,” continued Michael, “we shall go to the dairy and there we can drink a whole cup of cream and no one will see us.” …

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A Lesson For The Innkeeper – C. Schmid

The town barrel-maker had repaired some barrels for the innkeeper. When he had finished the work he came to the inn and the lady-innkeeper of “The Sun” brought him a glass of wine. “Well, my good woman,” said the barrel-maker, “how is it going?” “No good at all,” answered the woman. “Those people in the town are all going to …

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