Poems And Famous Stories Every Child Should Know

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Is this another collection of stupid poems and stories that children cannot use? Will they look hopelessly through this volume for poems and stories that suit them? Will they say despairingly, "This is too long," and "That is too hard," and "I don't like that because it is not interesting"?
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• * Are there three or four pleasing poems and are all the rest put in to fill up the book? Nay, verily! The poems in this collection are those that ...
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Overview

Is this another collection of stupid poems and stories that children cannot use? Will they look hopelessly through this volume for poems and stories that suit them? Will they say despairingly, "This is too long," and "That is too hard," and "I don't like that because it is not interesting"?
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• * Are there three or four pleasing poems and are all the rest put in to fill up the book? Nay, verily! The poems in this collection are those that children love. With the exception of seven, they are short enough for children to commit to memory without wearying themselves or losing interest in the poem. If one boy learns "The Overland Mail," or "The Recruit," or "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," or "The Song in Camp," or "Old Ironsides," or "I Have a Little Shadow," or "The Tournament," or "The Duel," nine boys out of ten will be eager to follow him.
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• * "Poems Every Child Should Know" is a collection of 187 famous poems from a wide array of classical and modern works, with such favorites as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star;" "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat;" "The Village Blacksmith;" "O Captain! My Captain!;" "How Sleep the Brave;" "Abide With Me;" "A Visit From St. Nicholas;" and "Ozymandias of Egypt." The authors include Clement Clarke Moore, Henry W. Longfellow, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman and 94 others. The book also includes an "Author Index" and a "First Line" index to help locate poems.
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• * "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know"is a collection of eleven stories by authors such as Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne, including "The Man Without a Country", "The Great Stone Face", and "The Story of Ruth."
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• * The stories collected in this volume have been selected from many sources, because in the judgment of the editor, they are sound pieces of writing, wholesome in tone, varied in interest and style, and interesting. It is his hope that they will not only furnish good reading, but that they will suggest the kind of reading in this field that should be within the reach of children.
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• * "Poems Every Child Should Know" and "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" were originally published in 1904 and 1907, respectively. This volume faithfully reproduces the poems and stories in those editions, with minor edits to the author information, i.e, where the editor originally indicated the author of a piece was still living, we included the date of his, or her, death.
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• * Check our other Children's, Juvenile, and Adult books, and our Every Child Should Know Library, at www.FlyingChipmunkPublishing.com, or Friend us on Facebook for our latest releases.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617201172
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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