The old story books of England:illustrated with twelve pictures by eminent artists Various
The Red True Story Book needs no long Introduction. The Editor, in presenting The Blue True Story Book, apologised for offering tales so much less thrilling and romantic than the legends of the Fairies, but he added that even real facts were, sometimes, curious and interesting. Next year he promises something quite as true as History, and quite as entertaining as Fairies! For this book, Mr. Rider Haggard has kindly prepared a narrative of Wilsons Last Fight, by aid of conversations with Mr. Burnham, the gallant American scout. But Mr. Haggard found, while writing his chapter, that Mr. Burnham had already told the story in an Interview published by the Westminster Gazette. The courtesy of the proprietor of that journal, and of Mr. Burnham, has permitted Mr. Haggard to incorporate the already printed narrative with his own matter. The Life and Death of Joan the Maid is by the Editor, who has used M. Quicherats Procès (five volumes, published for the Historical Society of France), with M. Quicherats other researches. He has also used M. Wallons Biography, the works of Father Ayroles, S.J., the Jeanne dArc à Domremy of M. Siméon Luce, the works of M. Sepet, of Michelet, of Henri Martin, and, generally, all printed documents to which he has had access. Of unprinted contemporary matter perhaps none is known to exist, except the[viii] Venetian Correspondence, now being prepared for publication by Father Ayroles. How the Bass was held for King James is by the Editor, mainly from Blackadders Life.
This edition for learners of English retells in simple language the story of Winnie the Witch, her cat Wilbur, and their adventures when they get tired of winter and their snowy garden. The vocabulary, topics, and structures used are those found in the first level of any primary English course. Children will be enchanted by the original illustrations in full colour. A colour Picture Dictionary provides key vocabulary from the story. A write-in Activity Booklet contains simple activities, songs and chants based on the story. The accompanying Cassette contains a delightful recording of the complete story, songs and chants.
Titel: The Happy Story BookVerlag: Eigenverlag,Jahr: 1111.Katalog: 0Einband berieben u. bestaubt, Kanten u. Ränder bestoßen; Bindung gelockert, einig. S. bestaubt u. etw. fleckig L022 *.*nicht paginiertgebundene Ausgabe
Children who have read our Fairy Books may have noticed that there are not so very many fairies in the stories after all. The most common characters are birds, beasts, and fishes, who talk and act like Christians. The reason of this is that the first people who told the stories were not very clever, or, if they were clever, they had never been taught to read and write, or to distinguish between Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral. They took it that all things were much of a muchness: they were not proud, and held that beast and bird could talk like themselves, only, of course, in a different language. After offering, then, so many Fairy Books (though the stories are not all told yet), we now present you (in return for a coin or two) with a book about the friends of children and of fairies-the beasts. The stories are all true, more or less, but it is possible that Monsieur Dumas and Monsieur Théophile Gautier rather improved upon their tales. I own that I have my doubts about the bears and serpents in the tales by the Baron Wogan. This gentlemans ancestors were famous Irish people. One of them [viii] held Cromwells soldiers back when they were pursuing Charles II. after Worcester fight. He also led a troop of horse from Dover to the Highlands, where he died of a wound, after fighting for the King. The next Wogan was a friend of Pope and Swift; he escaped from prison after Preston fight, in 1715, and, later, rescued Prince Charlies mother from confinement in Austria, and took her to marry King James. He next became Governor of Don Quixotes province, La Mancha, in Spain, and was still alive and merry in 1752. Baron Wogan, descended from these heroes, saw no longer any king to fight for, so he went to America and fought bears. No doubt he was as brave as his ancestors, but whether all his stories of serpents are absolutely correct I am not so certain. People have also been heard to express doubts about Mr. Waterton and the Cayman. The terrible tale of Mr.
And now the time has come to say good-bye; and good-byes are always so sad that it is much better when we do not know that we have got to say them. It is so long since Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood came out to greet you in the Blue Fairy Book, that some of you who wore pigtails or sailor suits in those days have little boys and girls of your own to read the stories to now, and a few may even have little baby grandchildren. Since the first giants and enchanted princes and ill-treated step-daughters made friends with you, a whole new world of wheels and wings and sharp-voiced bells has been thrown open, and children have toy motors and aeroplanes which take up all their thoughts and time. You may see them in the street bending over pictures of the last machine which has won a prize of a thousand pounds, and picturing to themselves the day when they shall invent something finer still, that will fly higher and sail faster than any of those which have gone before it.
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