Tales of the Pemberton Family, published by Harvey and Darton, the premier children’s literature press of the nineteenth century, is Opie’s only known foray into the juvenile market for prose fiction. It tells the story of Lady Pemberton and her twin sons, Henry and Edward. The tales are rooted in domestic realism and the boys learn moral lessons as they experience everyday adventures at the fair and in the neighbourhood.
—. Tales of the Pemberton Family; for the Use of Children. London/Norwich: Harvey and Darton/S. Wilkin, 1825.
—. Tales of the Pemberton Family; for the Use of Children. 2nd ed., London/Norwich: Harvey And Darton/S. Wilkin, 1826.
—. Tales of the Pemberton Family; for the Use of Children. 3rd ed., London: Harvey And Darton, 1844.