Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated)

Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated)

by James Baldwin

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated) by James Baldwin

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No book is better for introducing children ages 6 to 9 to legendary historical figures than this collection of stories admirably retold by James Baldwin at the beginning of the last century. Selecting the best of our literary heritage, Baldwin cast it into a form that delights children of all ages. Beginning with stories of heroes from British history, including King Alfred and the Cakes, King Canute on the Seashore, and Bruce and the Spider, the book moves on to tales of other lands. From Ancient Greece come stories of The Brave Three Hundred, Alexander and Bucepahlus, and Diogenes the Wise Man. Introducing the history of Rome are the Story of Cincinnatus, Horatius at the Bridge, and Julius Caesar. The stories of William Tell, Arnold Winkelried, and Robin Hood impart a bit of the flavor of the Middle Ages. Rounding out the collection are a number of timeless tales that show heroes in action: Damon and Pythias, The Sword of Damocles, Picciola, and The King and His Hawk.Children naturally take a deep interest in such stories. The reading of them will not only give pleasure but will help to lay the foundation for broader literary studies since nearly all are the subjects of frequent allusions in poetry and prose. Young children will enjoy having these stories read to them, while older children will delight in reading them to themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781724539007
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a celebrated African-American novelist, essayist, poet, and social critic. He spent much of his career abroad, which allowed him to gather perspective on the racial, sexual, and social tensions inherent in American society. He is best known for his novel Go Tell it On a Mountain, and his book of essays Notes of a Native Son.

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1924

Date of Death:

December 1, 1987

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

St. Paul de Vence, France

Education:

DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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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
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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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