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Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Yesterday's Classics) [Paperback]

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Yesterday's Classics
ISBN  1599150069  
EAN  9781599150062  

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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.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America's foremost writers. His writing explores palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-twentieth-century America. A Harlem, New York, native, he primarily made his home in the south of France. He is the author of several novels and books of nonfiction, including Notes of a Native Son, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Country, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, Just Above My Head, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen, and of the poetry collection Jimmy's Blues.
Edward P. Jones is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Known World. He won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award for his debut collection of stories, Lost in the City. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar's Children, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

James Baldwin was born in 1841 and died in 1925.

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Great book to learn from  Aug 26, 2008
We use this book as part of our home school curriculum (Ambleside Online) and love it... the stories are short, some illustrated and have historical significance (pulled from many sources, greek and roman history, bible, great figures in American and European history etc). James Baldwin's book are a SURE Thing when it comes to value for dollar. He write so simply, but yet, there is no "dumbing down" as it is called. He doesn't substitute easier words for the harder ones and my children's already large vocabulary expands every day we use any Baldwin book. Other books by him are highly recommended to help round out more "liberal" educational systems.
Excellent for Cultural Literacy but Weird Hyphenation  Apr 27, 2008
"50 Famous Stories Retold" provides an excellent and age-appropriate introduction to many of the well-known tales from Western Civilization especially Greek and Roman history.

The one thing I found odd about this particular version is that there are extraneous hyphens all over the place. It happens several times per page.
An important book  Dec 6, 2007
This wonderful little book was first published in 1896 (at least that's the one I have). It contains fifty short stories that were originally considered indispensable for the education of truly literate and well-rounded children. The fifty stories are classics of American culture, and as such are almost completely forgotten in today's America.

The stories teach such lessons as perseverance, self-sacrifice, compassion, diligence, and much more. And they star such once-well-known people as King Alfred of Britain, Pocahontas, Sir Walter Raleigh, Leonidas and the 300 Spartans, and Socrates.

So, if you have a young person who you would like to read truly educational stories to, then you really should consider getting this book. It was an important book then, and it is an important book now. I give it my highest recommendations!
All about male heroes  Nov 9, 2007
Looking at the table of contents, this book is almost exclusively about male heroes and adventurers. Not good inspriation for young girls?
Great resource for history  Oct 12, 2007
We use this as part of our homeschooling cirriculum and the kids always love the stories. So do I! I'm often telling my husband about what we read in the evenings.

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