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School Reading by Grades: Third Year
(American Book Company, 1897)
There are four fables in this reader. MSA (10) is well told and features a good black-and-white illustration of the donkey swinging crosswise from a pole. TMCM (42) is told in a version very close to Jacobs' and offers ...
Das zweite Milwaukeer Lesebuch : nebst praktischen Sprach- und Uebersetzungs-uebungen
(Georg Brumder, 1880)
Here is an unlikely find. This is a revised edition of a reader for students in the third through fifth years of school in Milwaukee. In the introduction, the editors tell us that they did the work on this book for free! ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Canadian Series of Readings Books: Second Book of Reading Lessons.
(James Campbell and Son, 1869)
My first book from Canada, I believe. This is a small reader with twelve fables, six of them illustrated (at least one, 126, by Harrison Weir). New to me: The Two Dogs (20) and the long The Bear and the Tomtit ...