From July 2006 through July 2010, Sparrow Tree Square published monthly magazines featuring public domain literature and vintage color and black-and-white illustrations. New issues are currently on hiatus while Sparrow Tree Square prepares to launch an exciting new project in June 2013.
Each issue is centered around a topic or theme, and features a variety of literature that includes poems, traditional songs, stories, and folktales. Every issue also includes an introduction and book review, and issues from April 2007 onward include two more regular features: Connections and Activities. These features are designed to encourage further exploration of the topics introduced in the magazine.
The entire Sparrow Tree Square magazine archive is available free of charge in a printable PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Reader program to view the files. To get started browsing the archive, click on a year on the left to see all of the issues from that year.
The poems and stories in Sparrow Tree Square are in the public domain to the best of my knowledge. The original content such as introductions, Connections, Activities, and book reviews are copyright the editor and are not to be used without permission.
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Sparrow Tree Square magazine is fully illustrated. Each issue contains images from a variety of sources, all of which are public domain or royalty free to the best of Sparrow Tree Square's knowledge. The most commonly used sources are listed below, with thanks:
Right illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, from Elves and Fairies of the Australian Bush, 1916.