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There are city children who have never seen fields of daisies and rippling grain, and they have never played in a haycock, driven cows to pasture, or gone berrying or wild- Picture Books and Illustrators 41 flower gathering, nor have they fished with bent pins in willow-shaded brooks. There are country children who have never seen the city, or a circus, or the trains, ships, or traffic of busy, crowded life. But both city and country children may learn of all these things, enjoyably, from their picture-books.

They like at first primary colors, and later the warm coloring of nature. Action and joy, fun and fancy are the keynotes of favorite pictures. Children also like illustrations in black and white if they tell a story simply Picture Books and Illustrators 43 and humanly. Unfortunately there is not a large or varied line of excellent picture-books to choose JL from. Too many of the picture- books that deluge the market are crude in color or coarse in treatment; while, on the other hand, illustrations for the books of older children are many and attractive.

They spare no pains to make their work artistic as well as attractive. His decorative drawing subordinates itself to his story, which he tells in a delightful sequence of pictures that develop the tale without the aid of the text. His books are an education in line, color, and design, and fortunately they may be bought in cheap paper form as well as in the more expensive bound edition.

Another fine illustrator is L. The funny detail of his pictures convulses little children with laughter, and his coloring is very attractive to the young. Bed- Picture Books and Illustrators 47 ford creates fanciful pictures, and Brock illustrates classic fiction with delicate colored plates showing old-time life.

It is only within a few years that well- known American illustrators have turned their attention to children. Some fine American artists, who have achieved notable success from the standpoint of children, are Howard Pyle, Remington, E. Remington illustrates, with spirit, cowboy and Indian life, while E. These grotesque illustrations supply the demand of the most embryonic sense of child-humor, and they displace the Buster Brown and Foxy Grandpa variety of picture-book.

His illustrations have a quaintness, and a light, graceful quality that redeem them from condemnation on the score of sentimentality. Both in England and America there is a host of rising artists who are doing color work and illustrating in black and white. Kirk, T. Robinson, and A. The appended list of recommended books follows this form. Stories and descriptions of burial mounds, sepulchres, and buried cities arouse in her an instant thrill of response which no new interest can cause—and all this magic is brought about by some musty tomes once used as picture- books.

The modern book of travel, illustrated with the regulation photograph, does not serve this purpose. It is the book that is profusely bepictured with woodcut sketches. Alphabet book in color, with pretty verse. Baby's Book of Trains and Ships. Oblong book, showing colored pictures of trains and ships of France, England, Russia, Canada, etc. Book of Baby Birds. Charming black and white pictures showing baby birds at home in their nests. Very lifelike. Children of Other Days. Full-page pictures showing famous royal children, together with some quaint pictures of other old- fashioned noble babies.

Accompanied by simple text. Picture Books and Illustrators 53 Farm-Book. Illustrated in color by E. Boyd Smith. Tells of modern farm life as seen by two city children. Includes pictures of ploughing, sowing, reaping, churning, feeding chickens, and going to market. Hans and Little Hilda. A Christmas secret of two little Dutch children. Illustrated in color. Joan of Arc. Boutet de Monvel. Gives in colored picture and simple text the life of the Maid of Orleans. Little Workers. My Big Book of Soldiers. Large picture-book with colored pictures of troops of all countries, including English, German, French, Japanese, and Chinese.

With colored illustrations. World in Pictures. Von Wyss.

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Contains sixty-two pictures, thirty-two of which are in color; depicting, among other things, desert life, Indian life, oceans, mountains, and volcanoes. A good picture- book in spite of its German text. Stories of French children, accompanied by colored pictures by Boutet de Monvel. The companion volume to this is Filles et Garmons. French text. Artistically illustrated by Walter Crane.

Bilberry Wood. Pretty, fanciful story told in rhyme, and pictured in color. Book of Gnomes. Colored pictures of fairies, elves, and dwarfs. Cherry Blossom. Illustrated in primary colors by Helen Stratton. Other books of the series are Hansel and Gretel, and Roland and Maybird.

Illustrated by the editor. Text in French, but the pictures tell the tales so cleverly that they do not need the aid of text. Marigold Garden. Original verses and delicate colored pictures by Kate Greenaway. Pied Piper of Hamelin. There are two charming editions of this poem. One artistically illustrated by Kate Greenaway, and the other with attractive colored pictures by Hope Dunlap. Under the Window. Contains quaint colored pictures and verses. Seven cloth-bound volumes of the best popular nursery tales, together with some nursery rhymes.

Published also, in twenty-one parts in paper covers. Clever line drawings. Very popular with children. Brownie Books. Eight volumes of fun and frolic of Brownies abroad and at home. Other artists draw to amuse us; Mr. Chicken World. Humorous experiences of barnyard fowls, cleverly pictured by E. Goops and How to be Them.

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An old nursery rhyme illustrated by L. Leslie Picture Books and Illustrators 57 Brooke. Contains eight full-page pictures in color, and many black-and-white drawings. The well-known picture-book with rhymes telling of the dire punishments that befell naughty boys and girls. Illustrated in crude primary colors. Popular with children. Topsys and Turvys. Pictures which, whether held up side down or right side up, always tell a funny story. Linen and indestructible picture-books are published by Dutton, McLoughlin, and Warne. They cost from five cents apiece up, according to quality of coloring and drawing, and the material on which the book is printed.

A fresh pure book for a little child is a treasure to be sought for and appreciated. HE first reading-books given a child should be those that combine the best picture-book qualities with stories and verses that maybe read aloud to him. These books should be followed by primers, and readers, and simple stories, and verse, all of which serve a different educational purpose from that of the picture-book. They compose the bridge, so to speak, which leads from the land of picture-books to that of the story-telling text.

For easy books for personal reading foster the beginning of the reading habit. There are two ways for a child to learn to read. First, mechanically by the means of some set teaching method. This he does more or less self-consciously, pronouncing each word aloud or to himself. As long as a child is conscious of the act of reading, his thought and fancy have no freedom, and he draws no real inner enjoyment from the story as a whole. Thus by the means of easy books he learns rapidly from the context, increases his vocabulary and his understanding of phrases; all through the same natural method by which he learned to speak.

The writer was once deeply impressed by the effect of mechanical classroom reading on children who had few or no books at home. For the first few days after the opening of the library the librarian heard a low, steady buzz of voices all over the reading-room. The most popular easy books, picture-books, and fairy-tales were duplicated generously. The covers of many are very attractive, and the illustrations will make a child desire to read and enjoy the pictured stories.

Readers and Primers Advanced First Reader. Child Life, Primer and Readers I, 2, and 3. Illustrated with colored pictures. The second reader shows child life in tale and fable, and the third reader, child life in many lands and in other days. Hiawatha Primer. Popular with little children. Easy Reading 63 Lessons for Beginners in Reading. For little children who are learning to spell out words.

Short sentences, large print; tells about flowers, nuts, seeds, etc. Colored pictures, cover very attractive to little folk. Nature Myths. About animals, birds, and natural objects. Told most interestingly. Vocabulary varied, style good. To follow The Hiawatha Primer. Riverside Primer and Readers 1, 2, and 3. Van Sickle and Seegmiller. Cover attractive and illustrations printed in color. Binding, strong and durable. Tells of the doings of Molly and May, two sun- bonnet babies. Very popular. The First Book. Speight and Thomson. Nursery rhymes, folk-songs with music, fablesj myths, and fairy-tales.

Book of Legends. Among other things contains the stories of St. Printed in large type. Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen. Le- fevre. An old folk-tale retold. Illustrated in color by Tony Sarg. Fifty Famous Stories Retold. Well written and illustrated. Golden Goose Book.

Retold with folk-spirit, and humorously decorated in black and white and with colored plates by L. Leslie Brooke. Goody Two Shoes. House in the Wood. Little Black Sambo. A popular picture-book with story. Not artistic, but delightful to little children because of its humor and the primary coloring of the illustrations. Little Girl Blue. Mother Goose Village. Original stories founded on Mother Goose rhymes. New Baby World. Stories and rhymes from St. Cover attractive. Peter Rabbit. Tales of Mother Goose. Translated by Welsh.

Illustrated by Squire and Mars with pen and ink drawings and ten full-page pictures in color.

Mother Goose Melodies. Wiggin and Smith. Songs and Rhymes for the Little Ones. A homely, old-fashioned collection of the verses and rhymes that little children love. A cheaper but good collection is compiled by Shute, in 3 volumes, and called The Land of Song. Volume I contains rhymes for little children. The Runaway Donkey.

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Rhymes about animals. Fully illustrated. Through the F'armyard Gate. Rhymes and stories about animals. Well illustrated, and printed in large type. Companion volume to The Runaway Donkey. Many pictures, large print. Eskimo Stories. Sports of little Eskimos, and what the children eat and wear. Told in large print with many pictures. Friends and Helpers. A popular little book of short stories and rhymes about animals, birds, and insects.

Many pictures. Little Folk of Many Lands. The seeds of beans, peanuts, melons, and other plants talk to a child and tell how they grow. Large print, with pictures. Text-book cover. Snow Baby. The Dutch Twins. Story of the doings of little Kat and Kit. Illustrated with drawings of Dutch children in costume. Large print. The action of the picture-making power Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales 69 of the mind — the imagination — is a part of almost every mental process.

The act of memory calls up mental pictures, the act of fancy re-creates a world, invention, writing, painting, and conceiving a scientific theory are aided by the creative imagination. They have observed its action in weak vessels, and are unduly impressed with its disasters. Out of the facts of chemistry the constructive imagination of Dalton formed the atomic theory. This can be best accomplished in childhood. One of the surest means of educating the imagination is through the judicious use of the best literature which will enrich and stimulate the picture-making faculty.

Let us now see how fables, myths, folk and wonder tales will aid this development. In treatment it is imaginative, and objective—in fact, childlike. It has, however, a two-fold nature. But when this illogical, irrational element is eliminated, there yet remains a vast body of folk-literature, rich in those qualities that build up and stimulate the imagination, and inculcate simple virtues within the understanding of children. Folk-literature for children divides itself roughly into seven groups: fables, pure myths, hero-myths, place-legends, fairy-lore, nursery tales and rhymes, and hero-romances.

The rhymes and romances will be discussed in another chapter. The savage races use it as a means of teaching mythical tribal history, as well as for entertainment. The savage beast-fable and short story of Africa and Australia are of a low order of imagination, distorted, and full of deceit, lying, and brutality, presented in such a way that children cannot fail to de- Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales 73 rive wrong ethical ideas therefrom; whereas the Hindus, Greeks, and other Indo-Ger- manic peoples have turned the beast-fable into a vehicle for the teaching of homely virtues and worldly wisdom of a practical kind.

A right valiant, true old race of men. Stripped of their grosser parts, the myths present a united group of tales emphasizing Germanic ideas of unity, individual liberty, of right and wrong, of courage and manliness. These qualities are drawn with strong strokes, and painted in contrasting colors; virtue is virtue, badness is badness, there are no shades of coloring.

Another mythology that has a place in the education of children is that of the American Indian. There are many other mythologies, but none that offers, as far as the writer knows, such concrete educational characteristics as do the Greek, Old Norse, and Red Indian. The Norse mythology is a combination of pure myth and hero-worship, probably founded upon the historic traditions of tribal heroes, as well as on nature-worship.

The adventures of the last three heroes are delightfully told for children by Hawthorne in his graceful, inimitable style; while Kingsley has treated the same tales with a nearer approach to their classical originals. Fairy-lore is largely the product of the Celtic mind, which is fanciful and poetic.

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The best stories of this kind may be found in English, Scottish, and Irish folk-lore. Cinderella teaches the reward of modesty and humility, as do a host of other nursery tales; Toads and Diamonds, the reward of charity and a kind heart; Faithful John, friendship and loyalty even unto death; and the Little House in the Wood, kindness to animals. These stories should be cast out of collections for children.

Even some of the ancients did not believe in telling or reading to little ones such irrational tales. Poets and story-tellers make the gravest misstatements about men when they say that many wicked men are happy, and good men miserable; and we shall forbid them to utter such things. Animals like it. And what does any child get from such a mawkish tale — from which all the vigor of the original has been stripped? Many of these are grotesquely humorous, in the way children love.

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Their chief value lies in literary quality or in the fun and joy they give, and also in some ethical teaching. There is scarcely a collection of folk-tales for children which does not contain some objectionable features. Humorous tales in negro dialect. Best enjoyed when read aloud. Contains among other things the Tar-Baby story. American; Dutch. Rip Van Winkle. American ; Indian. Old Indian Legends.

Folk-tales retold by an Indian, and illustrated by Angel de Cora, an Indian artist. The stories centre about Iktomi, the snare-weaver and spider fairy of the Dakotas. Simple and well told. The Basket Woman. Fourteen tales telling of the customs and beliefs of the Ute Indians. The author has woven into her stories much of the poetic and melancholy spirit of life in the great Western deserts. Good to read aloud. The best edition for children is that edited by Dixon. Another attractive edition is prepared by Wiggin and Smith, and illustrated by Parrish.

If possible the translation from the Cairo text, by E. Lane, should be read aloud to the children. This last version has a breadth and strength that is not in Galland. The drawings by Harvey are delightful and appropriate. Celtic; Scotch , Welsh , Irish. Celtic Fairy Tales. From the Scotch, Welsh, and Irish folk-lore. Charming stories retold from ballads and tales ; con tains many stories of fairy-lore and magic. East Indian.

Indian Fables. Ramaswami Raju. Short fables for little children. Humorous and imaginative. The Tortoise and the Geese. Thirty-four fables of Bidpai, the sage of India, with twelve illustrations by E. English Fairy Tales. The best of our own nursery folk-lore. All rendered with the homely spirit of the English folk.

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales 89 German. Household Tales. Fireside tales collected by the famous folk-lorists. In subject, treatment, and interest these stories 6tand as models for all other folk nursery tales. Compiled from floating German legends. One of the few books of pure humor for children.

Greek and Roman. World-famous fables which should be told to the children as soon as they can understand spoken words. Half-a-Hundred Hero Tales. Classic stories by many authors. For older children. Stories for older children, well told and interesting. Heroes; or Greek Fairy Tales. Stories of Perseus, the Argonauts, and Theseus; retold in clear, concise English. Legends of Greece and Rome. For younger children. Old Greek Folk-Stories. Has distinct literary quality. Wonder-Book, and Tanglewood Tales. They come bound together in one volume illustrated in color, by H.

Italian Fairy Book. Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales 91 Stories of fairy gifts, enchantment, and wonder- animals. Full of fun and frolic. Japanese Fairy Tales. Stories Japanese mothers tell their little children, with delightful colored illustrations by Sanchi Ogawa, a native artist of Japan. A collection of Japanese folk-tales, well rendered and interesting. Fairy Tales from the Far North.

Translated from the Norwegian by Broekstad. Imaginative illustrations. Old Norse. In the Days of Giants. Norse mythology retold in a simple, direct fashion very pleasing to little children. Tells among other things how Father Odin lost his eye; how Thor went fishing ; of the death of Baldur ; and of other experiences of the gods and goddesses of Asgard. For young children. Norse Stories retold from the Eddas. Tells the history of the Old Norse gods from the creation of the world until the battle of Ragnarok.

In Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn. This poem, telling of the passing of the old Norse gods and the coming of Christianity, may be read aloud to the children after they have enjoyed Brown and Mabie. Russian Fairy Book. Seven fairy and wonder tales. Language clear and direct. Folk-lore treatment. Illustrated with quaint colored pictures from Russia.

Swedish, Wonderful Adventures of Nils. Story of a little boy who flew away on the back of a wild goose. A popular one-volume edition of the best-known fairy tales. Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts. Of Bridget, the little girl saint of Ireland ; of St. Cuthbert ; of the fish that helped St. Gudwall ; and of other friendly beasts and kindly people. A parent who can only afford one volume of fairy tales and other stories should purchase this. If funds permit, however, it is better to buy the individual volumes containing the same stories in complete form.

Curious Book of Birds. Useful to the story-teller. Tales of Laughter. A fund of humorous and joyous stories collected from the Celtic, Scandinavian, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese, and other sources. Wonder-Book of Horses. Davy and the Goblin. Fanciful pictures by Bensell. Enchanted Mountain. Adventures of four little children and their parents. Although the story has a moral it is so skillfully hidden that the children absorb it unconsciously. Fairy Tales. This classic comes in many editions.

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A quite complete collection is issued in two volumes, and illustrated with delightful old-fashioned woodcuts by Pedersen and Stone. A good general translation is by Mrs. A fine Centenary edition, with introduction by Gosse, and over two hundred pictures by Hans Tegner, has been issued by the Danish Government and translated into English by Broekstad.

A classic written in French over two hundred years ago. For girls just leaving the fairy-tale age ; may be used to introduce them to romances. Clever and humorous stories, written with fascinating detail. Translated from the German. An attractive edition is that illustrated by Dixon. Granny's Wonderful Chair. A child's classic. The language is charming, and the stories are quaint and fanciful, and teach ethical truths in a pleasant manner. Good to read aloud or to tell. This is one of the few classics, not written for children, that have become their property. Home Fairy Tales.

For little folk. Tungle Book. Little Daffydowndilly. Delicate fanciful tales. Little Lame Prince. Story of little Prince Dolor who floated out of his prison tower on a wonderful cloak. Charming symbolic tale. A pretty edition is that illustrated by Hope Dunlap. Mother Stories. The tales are told with a simple genuineness and a touch of folk-treatment. Each story has an inner meaning, not at all obtrusive. Good to read aloud or to tell to little children. New World Fairy Book. Tell of Indian magic, of Indian maids and braves, and of fairies and enchantment. Humorous and wonderful adventures of Pinocchio the wooden marionette of evil ways but tender heart; and how at last he reformed and became a real live boy.

A popular tale translated from the Italian of Lorenzini, and illustrated by Copeland. Red Feathers. The tale breathes of the poetry of the forest. Short Stories for Short People. Colonel Higginson says that Mrs. Star Jewels. Five fairy tales and six rhymes telling, among other things, of mermaids, stars, an Indian fairy, a dryad, and a monkey with a green cap. The Prince and his Ants. They have many adventures and learn about the habits of insects.

Translated from the Italian. The Princess and the Goblin. A pretty edition of these two books is illustrated by M. Undine, and Sintram. La Motte Fouque. They may be used to introduce girls to the books of romance listed in the following chapter. A classic story teaching nature lessons and ethics under the guise of a fairy tale. Should be read aloud to be enjoyed. Why the Chimes rang. Imaginative stories in form of wonder allegories. The language and style are ordinary, but the tales are pretty and instructive. I find or fancy more true poetry, the lo've of the 'vast and the ideal , in the Welsh and bardic fragments of Talies- sin and his successors , than in many 'volumes of British Classics — Emerson.

I N early man the delight in rhythm and musical sounds was prior to the sedate power of prose expression. So it is with children. In relation to the objects which delight a child, these expressions are what poetry is to higher objects.

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Even in America labor songs are still used for practical purposes. Scissors-grinders and street peddlers often use rhyming calls, — probably survivals of old London street cries. Ancient proverbs are still used in the household, and a survival of charms, labor and dance songs may be found in the music and words of folk-dances. And, what is more to our immediate purpose, these ancient rhymes and songs enter into the play life of modern children. This form of poetry has an important educational value.

Simple, strong, not analytical, dealing with first principles of human failings and. Ballads are fragmentary expressions of popular feelings and experiences, but when gathered together by literary geniuses, and The Children's Reading welded into perfect wholes, they become epics — symphonies of human life and thought. They appeal to the budding sentiments and the awakening enthusiasms of youth. They are imbued with charming fancy and with tenderness. They deal less with the depths of life and more with its emotions. Through the public libraries numberless copies of books on chivalry are widely circulated.

The writer offers here a plan which is based on many years of experimentation with children of all classes. Brief characterizations of groups of stories are added which will aid parents Ballads, Epics, and Romances in selecting and grouping their material to be used for story-telling, reading aloud, and for the personal reading of the children and young people. Prose versions, no matter how well done, cannot reproduce the spirit of the ballads in original form. The combination in the tales of the wonder element and the heroic appeals to a growing child; while the Germanic strength in these products of our Northern ancestors acts like a tonic on the mind.

The saga tales are full of the mystery and poetry of the land of Northern lights and midnight sun; and they relate the deeds of valiant men and heroic women. It instills its lessons through beautiful allegory making the good lovely and the bad gross. These two great mediaeval groups of stories have collected within themselves historical and legendary- traditions as well as the best of mediaeval Christian ethics.

The Greek hero, let his toils be what they might, could look to no reward after they were ended. Even the joys of the Northern warrior in his Valhalla were but shadowy. A connected course giving the events of the war and the after adventures of the heroes may be planned, drawing material from Homer, Virgil, and other sources. There are great books that few children read through, while chapters from those writings read when young may give the children, later in life, a desire to read the entire works.

Of these last there are good renditions which preserve more or less the quality of their originals. As to expurgation, it is the opinion of the present writer that much in books thought by adults to be harmful to children, these pass over without notice—for it is beyond their range of vision; while that which is actually harmful to minors is the lauding of vice and success by craft, and the light treatment of lying, thieving, disloyalty, and other acts that children should be taught degrade character and undermine integrity.

This opinion does not apply to literature which is perverting — such writings are injurious to child or adult. The following list of books is arranged according to the plan of reading outlined in this chapter. Whenever possible inexpensive versions are quoted as well as fine gift-books. Ballad Collections Ballad Book. Blue Poetry Book. Ballads and poems of action. Gift-book bound in blue and gold, with numerous illustrations. Book of Old English Ballads. Attractively bound. Old English ballads of the bold outlaw and his merry-men, with colored pictures by Lucy Fitch Perkins.

Ballads retold in Prose Ballads in Prose. Attractively illustrated. Interesting story-book, and useful to the story-teller. Colored illustrations. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. The book is illustrated by the author. Stories from Famous Ballads. Inexpensive volume of romantic stories edited by Caroline Burnite. Story of Beowulf Beowulf. Beowulf with the Finnesburh Fragment. Stories of Beowulf. The Anglo-Saxon saga retold in simple and excellent English. Heroic qualities are emphasized.

Colored pictures. Vivid, well told, and shows the operation of tribal laws. Translated from the German by Upton. Contains also stories of other Wagner operas. Stories of the Kings of Norway. Morris and Magnusson. Romantic and thrilling. For young people and adults. Story of Siegfried. Story of Sigurd the Volsung. A poetic version for young people and adults. Stories from the Shah Nameh Sohrab and Rustum. The famous poem by Matthew Arnold. Stories of the Persian Heroes. An imaginative and well-written rendition. Attractive cover, and colored pictures by H. Ancient Spanish Ballads.

Stirring translations, including the ballads of the Cid. The Story of the Cid. Prose tales telling of the valiant deeds of the Cid Campeador. Weird, poetic tales of Fingal and other heroes. Read aloud to young people. A romantic retelling of Irish hero legends. Stories from Spenser Faerie Queene. The versions of Macleod and Royde-Smith may be used to prepare the children to enjoy this poem.

Stories from the Faerie Queene. A close prose rendering of the original poem. Retold in charming prose. Bits of the original poem are woven into the stories. Illustrated gift-book. Stories from Chaucer Canterbury Tales. Modern English paraphrase. Stories from Chaucer. One of the best prose renderings of Chaucer.

Retold from Chaucer, Lydgate, and others. Legends of King Arthur Idylls of the King. King Arthur Series. A cheap rendition, short and not so interesting, is that of Stevens and Allen. Song of Roland. English prose translation of this famous French song. Stories of Charlemagne. And of the twelve peers of France. Short Stories. For younger children than the renditions by Baldwin or Church. Story of Roland. A prose version which with poetic spirit treats of the adventures and exploits of Roland, Oliver, Rei- nold, and Ogier the Dane. Stories from the. Well rendered and interesting.

Homer Iliad. Two good translations for use with young people are that of Bryant translated into blank verse, and the prose version of Lang, Leaf, and Myers. Ballads, Epics, and Romances Stories from Homer. With twenty-four colored illustrations from designs by Flaxman. The best one-volume edition of tales from the Greek epics. Story of the Golden Age. Delightfully retold. Adventures of St. George, St. Denis, St. James, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, and others. How they conquered pagans, rescued distressed damsels, and rid the world of necromancers, dragons, giants, and other evils.

Stories from Don Quixote. A dignified and most interesting volume of selections from this work. Well worth placing in the hands of every young person. Another good version for younger children is that edited by Judge Parry and illustrated in color by Walter Crane. Wilmot- Buxton. A most attractive selection from these romantic tales, edited by Josephine Brower, and illustrated by C.

Wonder-Book of Old Romance. A gift-book. Illustrated by A. I T may have occurred to the reader that in previous chapters undue stress has been laid on the ethical and aesthetic content of folk-story and song, and little or nothing said of that important thing — literary form. Form is but a means to an end. It may make gracious the message it conveys. I pored over them, driving my cart, or walking to labor.

I am convinced I owe to this practice much of my critic-craft, such as it is. The educational function of poetry as a formative of style and expression is therefore important. If the love of poetry is nourished to that point where it is no longer merely a phase of the sentimental or emotional side of youth. All of which reading will prepare the way for the riper appreciation of such philosophic poets as Milton, Dante, and Wordsworth. To derive the keenest pleasure from poetry it should be read aloud.

It is best to read at first from good collections. This insures a catholic taste and a knowledge of many poets. Andrew Weil Health and Healing Dr. Bruce Lamb Dr. Johnson Dr. Jacobs A. Jacobs It's All Relative A. Ury, Roger Fisher, Bruce M. Marin Luther King, Jr.

Steven R Gundry M. Siegel M. Time Management for Entrepreneurs Dan S. Haanel Terry Crews Man 2. Heinlein Mike Maples, Jr. Nelson Mike Maples, Jr. Loehr Mike Maples, Jr. Yeats W. Markman, Scott M. Stanley and Susan L. Jacobs My Life as an Experiment A.

Levitt and Stephen J. Higbee Ph. Zimbardo Dr. Zimbardo and John Boyd Ph. Zimbardo and Nikita Coulombe Dr. Schwartz Mr. Solin Mr. Geithner Mr. Alex Hutchinson Dr. Jacobs Drop Dead Healthy A. Jacobs Lying Sam Harris A. Senate Frances E. The Rumble. Sabatini and Navdeep S.