From the Preface:
“There is no Fairy Story that can compare in charm and wonder, with the old, old Story of the Beginning of All Things, and of the first Men and Women of Creation.
“And to Children, this Story has one great attraction that the Fairy Tales miss:
“The Teller is happy in being able to say “Yes,” to that oft-repeated question of the Child, “Is it true?”
“I began this book with the idea of dealing at some length with these wonderful Stories, and of attempting to draw out the details which are lost sight of in short accounts of Genesis, and yet which make the Bible Characters so real, and so vivid.
“I hope this book with its beautiful pictures, may be an early introduction for Children to the Book of Books.”