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  • Item #: 043292
    ISBN: 9781599150093
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    This unabridged reproduction of the 1905 edition provides children with an extensive, yet engaging history of England from Roman times through the reign of Queen Victoria. There are over a hundred chapters, although each one is only several pages long. Chapters usually focus on a monarch or a specific event (usually a battle) under the reign of the monarch. Although this 654-pg to me looks intimidating at first glance, the writing is lively and descriptive with lots of dialogue. Lifelike black-and-white full-page illustrations are scattered throughout the book. By H.E. Marshall, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 044862
    ISBN: 9781599150116
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  • Item #: 046796
    ISBN: 9781599152561
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  • Item #: 046048
    ISBN: 9781599150840
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  • Item #: 044864
    ISBN: 9781599150123
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  • Item #: 043997
    ISBN: 9781599150062
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    This book contains fifty well-known short stories compiled by James Baldwin, a respected author and textbook editor of the 1800's. Many of the stories you have probably read, or heard before, in one form or another, and most teach a worthy lesson or moral. A few of the tales included are: The Brave Three Hundred, Androclus and the Lion, The Blind Men and the Elephant, George Washington and His Hatchet, and The Story of William Tell. 185 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 043295
    ISBN: 9781599150109
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    A reprint of the original 1917 edition by H.E. Marshall, this hefty book offers 99 exciting stories from American history, starting with the expeditions of the Vikings and Columbus, and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The stories are grouped into seven parts; "Stories of Explorers and Pioneers," "Stories of Virginia," "Stories of New England," "Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies," "Stories of the French in America," "Stories of the Struggle for Liberty" and "Stories of the United States Under the Constitution." The book is unique in that the first 400 pages or so focus on exploration and the Colonial period, while only the last 200 pages cover the history of the U.S. as its own country. Although there is a lot of content here, the chapters are only several pages in length which make for great supplementary reading or read-alouds. Occasional black-and-white full-page illustrations are included in some chapters. 616 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
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    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 025905
    ISBN: 9781599150048
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    Originally published in 1902, this classic collection of fifteen Viking stories has enthralled families for generations. Some of the stories included are: Baby, Olaf's Farm, Harald's Battle, Eric the Red, and Leif and His New Land. Vintage woodcut illustrations are sprinkled throughout the text, and the back of the book contains a descriptive notes section which explains Viking terminology and customs of daily living (e.g. homes, feasts halls). By Jennie Hall. 152 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 024572
    ISBN: 9781599152394
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      A little girl born on Christmas day is named Carol after a Christmas tune. While her name is reminiscent of Christ’s birth, her short life lives it out as well in thought and deed. Originally written in 1912 by prolific author Kate Douglas Wiggin. 63 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 015652
    ISBN: 9781599150925
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    Did you know Nathaniel Hawthorne published two books of Greek myths? In his Wonder Book, Hawthorne retells six of the Greek tales, and readily admits to taking artistic license to help teach morals and character. Stories include: Gorgon's Head, Golden Touch, Paradise of Children, Three Golden Apples, Miraculous Pitcher, and Chimæra. Note that there is some partial nudity in a few of the illustrations. 226 pgs., pb.

  • Item #: 015645
    ISBN: 9781599150918
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    In this sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne's Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, six more Ancient Greek myths are retold. Told through the eyes of the fictional Eustace Bright, these are not dry tellings, but are quite lively and exciting. Stories include: The Minotaur, The Pygmies (and how they made war against Hercules – no small feat for men of six inches or shorter), The Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, The Pomegranate Seeds (with Ceres and King Pluto), and The Golden Fleece. Note that there's some top-nudity in a couple of the illustrations. 262 pgs, pb.
  • Item #: 071469
    ISBN: 9781599150437
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  • Item #: 071468
    ISBN: 9781599150260
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  • Item #: 071466
    ISBN: 9781599150031
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  • Item #: 071464
    ISBN: 9781599150970
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  • Item #: 071463
    ISBN: 9781599150550
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  • Item #: 071462
    ISBN: 9781599152196
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  • Item #: 071461
    ISBN: 9781599151960
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  • Item #: 071460
    ISBN: 9781599151717
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  • Item #: 071458
    ISBN: 9781599150307
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  • Item #: 071457
    ISBN: 9781599151274
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  • Item #: 069661
    ISBN: 9781599154121
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  • Item #: 057671
    ISBN: 9781599152677
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  • Item #: 057669
    ISBN: 9781599152660
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  • Item #: 057668
    ISBN: 9781599151823
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  • Item #: 056886
    ISBN: 9781599150895
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    Yesterday's Classics has found another Marshall book to reprint. Good choice. Providing a historical look at the writers of English/British literature, this collection includes background information and excerpts of their writings, interweaving the literature selection with the historical setting. It's a masterful and encompassing way to approach literature. Especially in the earlier portions, the author has tried to keep the literature in touch with history because he felt it illustrates how the political development of the country was influenced by and influenced the literary development. At the end of many sections is a list of Books to Read suggesting additional and complete works to read.

    The author says the selections were chosen because they seemed to best illustrate the breadth and depth of English/British literature; although, sometimes he admits to choosing something because of its appeal to young people, as it is not always a writer's greatest or best known work that can be most easily grasped by young minds.

    The selection of authors and works is massive; grand; sweeping. However, it is possible to detect an interesting bias. There are no selections from women even though there were some women who had received literary notice by the end of the nineteenth century, most notably Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. There seems to be equal time given to poetry and prose.

    There are no lesson plans, assignment charts, or even discussion questions. The publisher does provide a chronological list of the writers included correlated with a list of monarchs that would make it easy to correlate readings to historical studies. Although this would not be considered a complete literature course, it is a valuable collection of well-selected literary works beautifully presented with comprehensive historical and literary analysis. 666 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052925
    ISBN: 9781599151298
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    Emerging readers need plenty of practice to read with confidence. What better way to hone reading skills than with a well-told folk tale! This primer provides nine popular folk tales, rewritten in simple language so young children can read the stories themselves. Staying true to the original 1910 edition, this reprint has charming black and white illustrations and larger font (with generous white space between the sentences). Well-known folk tales are represented, including: Little Red Hen, Gingerbread Boy, Chicken Little, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and many others. These classic stories will be guaranteed read-alouds at story time! 112 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 048883
    ISBN: 9781599152165
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    First published in 1906 as part of the acclaimed "Children's Heroes" series, this compelling biography tells the story of the famed explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. The book begins with his childhood on the coast of Devonshire, then proceeds to his exploits in Ireland and his entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. His adventures and discoveries as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and travels to the New World are recounted in detail. Also included are the famous story of the velvet cloak and the role he played in introducing crops such as potatoes and tobacco to the Old World. Period black and white illustrations are included. By Margaret Duncan Kelly. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 048881
    ISBN: 9781599150420
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    First published in 1906, this classic set in the Middle Ages tells the story of a monk, Brother Stephen, and his young color grinder, Gabriel. In the days before printing presses were common, monks would create books by hand, which were works of art in themselves. Brother Stephen and Gabriel work together to make a beautiful "hour book" as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany. This story provides great insight into the bookmaking process and is enhanced with black and white period illustrations. By Evaleen Stein. 87 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa