Lucy Mansfield Blanchard (1870-? ) was an American childrens author. Her works include: Chico: The Story of a Homing Pigeon (1922) and A Little Singing Bird (1923). It is not enough that a book possess story interest and that it be worth while from a literary point of view. The great consideration is its influence upon the mental and moral development of the child. It must be stimulating and present to the pupil such ideals as will have a permanent influence upon the formation of character.