Classic Myths

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admirably adapted for supplementary reading and for the basis of talks for primary children. They are certainly told in a graceful conversational style and deserve a place on the list of supplementary books for all well graded primary schools.... Your general suggestion for lessons and the specimens you have given on "'Wind and Water," seem to me to be beyond criticism, leading the pupil to acquire much useful knowledge, and teach correct methods of investigation on a great ...
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admirably adapted for supplementary reading and for the basis of talks for primary children. They are certainly told in a graceful conversational style and deserve a place on the list of supplementary books for all well graded primary schools.... Your general suggestion for lessons and the specimens you have given on "'Wind and Water," seem to me to be beyond criticism, leading the pupil to acquire much useful knowledge, and teach correct methods of investigation on a great variety of kindred topics.

-Wm. Sheldon, Journal of Education, Boston.

"Classic Myths" is well written and free from all objectionable allusion. Its classic illustrations are of a superior quality, such as rarely came into the schoolroom in primer readers. This is a contribution that I commend heartily to all who are interested in children. By the use of it they will not only learn to read, but they will acquire a pure taste and a quick imagination.

-Primary Education.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781500417635
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/4/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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A MYTH OF THE SUN. Phaeton was the son of the sun-god, Apollo. "Mother Clymene," said he one day, "I am going to my father's palace." "It is well," she said. "The land where the sun rises is not far from this. Go and demand a gift from him." That night he bound his sandals more tightly, ;ind wrapping a thicker silken robe about him, started for the land of Sunrise, sometimes called Iiidia by mankind. Many nights and many days he traveled, but his sandals never wore out nor did his robe make him too hot or too cold. At last, he saw as he climbed the highest mountain peak of all the earth, the glittering columns of his father's palace. Nearer he came, and found they were covered with millions of precious stones and inlaid with gold. As he started to climb the numberless stairs, the silver doors of the palace flew open, and he saw the wonderful ivory ceiling and walls of the long hall. Glad he was that the steps were many, for he looked long at the pictures carved, in the ivory, by an immortal artist. On the ivory Avails, were cut pictures of earth and sea. On the right, was earth with its towns, forests and rivers, and the beings that lived in each. On the left, was the sea with its mermaids sporting in its waves, riding on the backs of fishes or sitting on the rocks drying their sea- green hair. "Their faces were alike, yet not alike, as sisters ought to be." Up, up the hundreds of steps he climbed, never wearied. On the ceiling of this marvelous hall, he could see carved the stars of heaven, and on the silver doors, the twelve strange beings of the sky, formed of stars, six creatures carved on each door. The last step was reached. Outside the sky was dark, but, at the doorway, hestopped for the light from his father was more than he could bear. There sa...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Not the best...

    Its okay i guess, not my fav

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