Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated Edition)

Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated Edition)

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by James Baldwin (2)
     
 

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James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United…  See more details below

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James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. He is best remembered for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of heroes for older students. Other works include: The Story of Roland (1883), A Story of the Golden Age (1887), Old Greek Stories (1895), Fifty Famous Stories Retold (1896), Four Great Americans (1897), Hero Tales (1904), Fifty Famous People (1912) and In My Youth (1914).

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ISBN-13:
9781409905950
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
05/09/2008
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impossible to complete assigned readings when stories have neither chapter numbers nor story names. Now I will have to find and purchase a version with chapters and/or story names
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the entire book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Llllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't the entrire book. I have the Kindle version and got the full book, on here it was only 5 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dude, it's just a cover! Chill!!!
Calenorn More than 1 year ago
This book was written in 1896. The man in you cover photo was born in 1924. He is obviously a different James Baldwin, NOT the author. Do you seriously expect people to pay you money for public domain works when you can't even get the right person on the cover?
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Im just rating
BlueDurham More than 1 year ago
The stories are the type that used to appeared in the readers of our parents and grandparents, but they have been retold in James Baldwin's prose. Perfect for reading to young readers - and the adult won't be bored.
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Stories are very short, and are not that great.
JacyRayGuy More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Many wonderful stories to read. There was one thing, however, that should not have been. The author spelled Julius Caesar's name Cesar, instead of Caesar. Overall, the stories were wonderful, richly told, and credible.
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Dawn Baskin More than 1 year ago
My son and I both enjoy these stories. Can be read just for pleasure or the storues can be a spring board for further history study.
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