A good book to introduce younger kids (around 6 to 11years old) to stories that every child should know. A wonderful collection of of English folk tales about kings, knights, Robin Hood, Spartans, etc.. The stories are short but packed with information. Quick, enjoyable read mixing real history, myth and legend, and wisdom to be gleaned from ...
A good book to introduce younger kids (around 6 to 11years old) to stories that every child should know. A wonderful collection of of English folk tales about kings, knights, Robin Hood, Spartans, etc.. The stories are short but packed with information. Quick, enjoyable read mixing real history, myth and legend, and wisdom to be gleaned from both. A nice collection of 50 tales which have actually been related to many for generations! Definitely could help and entertain young child. A Gem from the Book (Excerpt): A LACONIC ANSWER Many miles beyond Rome there was a famous country which we call Greece. The people of Greece were not united like the Romans; but instead there were several states, each of which had its own rulers. Some of the people in the southern part of the country were called Spartans, and they were noted for their simple habits and their bravery. The name of their land was Laconia, and so they were sometimes called Lacons. One of the strange rules which the Spartans had, was that they should speak briefly, and never use more words than were needed. And so a short answer is often spoken of as being _laconic_; that is, as being such an answer as a Lacon would be likely to give. There was in the northern part of Greece a land called Macedon; and this land was at one time ruled over by a warlike king named Philip. Philip of Macedon wanted to become the master of all Greece. So he raised a great army, and made war upon the other states, until nearly all of them were forced to call him their king. Then he sent a letter to the Spartans in Laconia, and said, "If I go down into your country, I will level your great city to the ground." In a few days, an answer was brought back to him. When he opened the letter, he found only one word written there. That word was "IF." It was as much as to say, "We are not afraid of you so long as the little word 'if' stands in your way." Scroll Up and Grab Your Copy! Classic Library: Fifty Famous People by James Baldwin https: //www.createspace.com/6565078 Symposium by Plato https: //www.createspace.com/6484782 The Oz Series Book 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6426287 Book 2: The Marvelous Land of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6462832 Book 3: Ozma of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6356346 Book 4: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6464450 Book 5: The Road to Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6464521 Book 6: The Emerald City of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6464602 Book 7: The Patchwork Girl of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6464682 Book 8: TIK-TOK of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6353841 Book 9: The Scarecrow of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6461981 Book 10: Rinkitink in Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6464764 Book 11: The Lost Princess of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6465342 Book 12: The Tin Woodman of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6466582 Book 13: The Magic of Oz https: //www.createspace.com/6466620 Book 14: Glinda of OZ https: //www.createspace.com/6461890 Best Novel Classics Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen https: //www.createspace.com/6428537 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen https: //www.createspace.com/6425513 Persuasion by Jane Austen https: //www.createspace.com/6427638 The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery https: //www.createspace.com/6525123 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery https: //www.createspace.com/6525372 An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott https: //www.createspace.com/6524768 "
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