Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Fifty Famous Stories Retold

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by James Baldwin (2)
     
 

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James Baldwin has collected fifty wonderful stories, including Robin Hood, William Tell, King Alfred And Julius Caesar. Your child will be delighted to hear or read these, and will not only be entertained, but learn about history and folklore. These stories will also help lay the foundation for broader literary studies.  See more details below

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James Baldwin has collected fifty wonderful stories, including Robin Hood, William Tell, King Alfred And Julius Caesar. Your child will be delighted to hear or read these, and will not only be entertained, but learn about history and folklore. These stories will also help lay the foundation for broader literary studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599150062
Publisher:
Yesterday's Classics
Publication date:
11/02/2005
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
938,140
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Born in 1841 in a small Quaker settlement in the backwoods of Indiana, James Baldwin rose to become a highly-respected author and textbook editor. Largely self-educated, Baldwin became a teacher at 24, then served as superintendent of the graded schools of Indiana for 18 years before moving into the publishing world. As an editor of school books, first with Harper and Brothers and later with the American Book Company, he selected the best of our literary heritage and cast it into a form that delighted children of all ages. His influence in the first decades of the twentieth century was broad because of all the grammar school books in use in the United States at that time over half had been written or edited by him. He is remembered most for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of the heroes for older students.

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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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