Another Fairy Reader

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American Book Company, 1907 - Fairy tales - 192 pages
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A collection of eleven stories derived from the folklore of various nations and rewritten and adapted for children in middle and lower primary classes.
 

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I am thrilled to find this book available! I grew up reading an old copy and recently pulled it out to read to my son. My copy is so delicate that I am a bit afraid to handle it much, but I was still willing to so it to share these stories with the next generation. I love the pictures, too. These stories are not the same ones that you run into time and again in fairy tale books. They are different and have a special richness to them. I highly recommend this book. 

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Page 4 - THIS book is a little higher in grade than its companion volume, the Second Fairy Reader, and like it, is designed for use as a supplementary reader in middle and lower primary classes. As in the preceding volumes of the series, the tales are from various sources and represent the fairy lore of various peoples and countries. The first has been derived from Mrs. Steel's "Tales of the Punjab"; the second, from
Page 82 - ... by the gate, and, after having eaten his fill of the vegetables within, came out, laughing at the poor Camel, who had had to stay outside because he was too tall to enter the garden by the gate, and said, "Now, would you be tall or short?
Page 15 - Then they all sighed to think of the tender little morsel they had let slip. At last the Jackal came limping along, for all his sorry looks as sharp as a needle, and he too called out — "Drumikin! Drumikin! Have you seen Lambikin?
Page 167 - Once upon a time there was a man who had three fine-looking sons. But he was so poor that he could hardly find food for them to eat. At last when they were almost grown up, he told them that they must go out into the world and each take care of himself. The three boys were soon ready to go. Their mother gave each of them a loaf of bread and a farewell kiss ; and their father gave them his blessing.
Page 17 - Drumikin ! Drumikin ! Have you seen Lambikin ? ' And Lambikin, curled up in his snug little nest, replied gaily — ' Lost in the forest, and so are you, On, little Drumikin ! Tum-pa •' But he never got any further, for the Jackal recognised his voice at once, and cried, ' Hullo ! you've turned yourself inside out, have you ? Just you come out of that ! ' Whereupon he tore open Drumikin and gobbled up Lambikin.
Page 37 - Mr. Vinegar walked up and down the street of the town, looking for a cow. After a time a farmer came that way, leading one that was very pretty and fat. " Oh, if I only had that cow," said Mr. Vinegar, " I would be the happiest man in the world.
Page 46 - Let us go home and take care of our little old house." Then he put the door on his head and trudged onward. And Mrs. Vinegar followed him. THE...
Page 35 - We've found our fortune! We've found our fortune!' cried Mrs. Vinegar ; and she jumped up and down for joy. They gathered up the gold pieces. There were fifty of them, all bright and yellow and round. "How lucky we are!
Page 43 - ... oblige a friend." Mr. Vinegar's hands were now quite warm. So he gave the gloves to the man and took the stout stick to help him along. " How lucky I am," he said, as he toiled upward. At the top of the hill he stopped to rest. But as he was thinking of all his good luck that day, he heard some one calling his name. He looked up and saw only a green parrot sitting in a tree. "Mr. Vinegar! Mr. Vinegar!
Page 44 - ... calling his name. He looked up and saw only a green parrot sitting in a tree. "Mr. Vinegar! Mr. Vinegar!" it cried. "What now?" asked Mr. Vinegar. "You're a dunce! You're a dunce!

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