This four book series is another of Abbott's efforts to weave
moral and religious lessons into simple childhood adventures. Juno,
Georgie, Hubert, and a young Mary Osborne all teach the reader about
how simple play can teach the principles of right or wrong, etc.
Original descriptions note that these books were for Sunday-Schools and
were similar in writing to the Franconia Series.
The series consists of four books which were published by two firms.
1. Juno and Georgie- Copyright 1870
2. Mary Osborne- Copyright 1870
3. Juno on a Journey- Copyright 1870
4. Hubert- Copyright 1870
Dodd and Mead
All four books were first published in 1870. There is no evidence that Dodd and Mead published this series in more than one format. The books are 7 x 4.75 and were sold for $1.25 each.
Mary Osborne excerpts
Monroe's Fifth Reader by Lewis B. Monroe, Cowperthwait, 1871
There are two Jacob Abbott contributions in this little reader: Chapters III and IV- Stoning the Frogs and Stoning the Frogs, Part Second.
These chapters come directly from Mary Osborne. The two chapters noted above are identical to Chapter II Learning a Lesson and Chapter III The Lesson Learned.