Estelle May Hurll (1863-1924) was the author of The Madonna in Art (1898), Raphael (1899), Jean François Millet (1900), Michelangelo (1900), Correggio (1901), Child-Life in Art (1901), The Bible Beautiful (1908), Sir Joshua Reynolds, Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century. "The subject of this little book is its best claim upon public favor. Child-life in every form appeals with singular force to the sympathies of all. In palace and in cottage, in the city and in the country, childhood reigns supreme by the divine right of love. No monarch rules more mightily than the infant sovereign in the Kingdom of Home, and none more beneficently. His advent brings a bit of heaven into our midst, and we become more gentle and tender for the sacred influence. "