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Fifty Famous Fables
(Johnson Publishing Company, 1910)
See my comments on the 1910 version of this little book that I have from Sherry Carroll. This version has a gray cover that gives no initials for Johnson but does add VA. to Richmond. The title-page, otherwise the same, ...
More Friends Old and New
(Scott, Foresman, and Co., 1965)
I have a book of the same title from the same publisher, but it is the Cathedral Edition and is one year earlier. What a difference those two factors make! I had written of that book A great bit of Catholic memorabilia! ...
Drittes Lesebuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Schulen.
(Concordia Publishing House, 1910)
A remarkable little book. Lots of fables in its first part and a reading (86) on the meaning of fables. No illustrations for these. A nice verse rendition of MM (31). Further sections explore nature, history, geography, ...
Junior Great Books, Series 4, Volume 1
(The Great Books Foundation, 1975)
Eighteen fables on 75-90 in Jacobs' version, not acknowledged. Then four fables from Thurber on 91-8. I find Thurber a surprising match for Aesop for these young readers. Using Jacobs as source means that a fable like ...
The American Pictorial Primer
(Original: NY: George F. Cooledge and Brother. Facsimile: San Marino, CA: Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1845)
Simple and straightforward booklet. Among the few stories is MM (34). There is here no dreaming or counting of chickens before they hatch. This may not even be a fable. Simple illustrations.
Fables for the Nursery, Original and Select
(Munroe and Francis, 1836)
This is a pleasant little (4½ x 5¾) book of original animal stories about twelve pages in length. The first six of its 224 pages consist of blanks and the title-page. The rest is entirely stories, with large print and ...
Longmans' Ship Literary Readers: Book I.
(Longmans Green, and Co.,, 1898)
A very nice first reader in very good shape. There are five fables with good simple illustrations, especially The Farmer and the Donkey (7), The Cats That Went to Law (28), and The Silly Frog (34). The farmer ...
The Heath Readers: First Reader
(D. C. Heath & co. ;, 1910)
Some of the illustrations are colored in, and there is significant discoloration from paint or mud. The book closes with three fables: The Birds and the Frog (traditionally TT), The Bee and the Dove (Aesop's AD), ...
California State Series of School Text-Books: Second Reader.
(Printed at the State Printing Office, 1886)
Nine standard fables well told. FC (41) has a good text but no illustration, and DM (74) has no illustration but a good contemporary parallel for a child. The Cats and the Cheese (133), The Fox and the Goat (139), FS ...
Open Court Basic Readers: Reading Is Fun.
(Open Court Publishing Company, 1976)
A good example of a modern reader, with carefully chosen selections and attractive layout. Four fables are labelled as from Aesop: FG (72), TH (81), LM (90), and MSA (136). Also included are Tolstoy's The Rich Man and ...