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Journeys through Bookland : a new and original plan for reading applied to the world's best literature for children

Author: Charles Herbert Sylvester
Publisher: Chicago : Bellows-Reeve, ©1922.
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An anthology composed of selections of graduated reading difficulty that includes nursery rhymes, fables, fairy tales, poems, folk tales, short stories, historical accounts, biographical profiles, excerpts from longer works, and a usage guide designed to assist with the development of reading programs.
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Sylvester, Charles Herbert.
Journeys through Bookland.
Chicago : Bellows-Reeve, c1922
(OCoLC)653978936
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Herbert Sylvester
OCLC Number: 5686781
Notes: Also known as the 15th ed. Cf. vol. 1, pref.
Illustrated lining papers.
Description: 10 volumes : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Nursery rhymes --
The boys and the frogs --
The dog and his shadow --
The fox and the crow --
The boy and the nettle --
The ass in the lion's skin --
The frog who wished to be as big as an ox --
A thought ; The swing ; The sun's travels / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The gnat and the bull --
The hare and the tortoise --
A riddle --
The fox and the stork --
The lion and the mouse --
The old man and his sons --
Little Red Riding Hood --
Singing / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Tom Thumb --
The shepherd and the wolves --
The Rock-a-By Lady / Eugene Field --
The wind and the sun --
The wolf and the crane --
Lullaby / Thomas Dekker --
The little old woman and her pig --
Silver Locks and the three bears --
The cow ; Looking forward / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The ladybird and the fly / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
The two travelers --
Rain / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The two travelers and the oyster --
System / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Hop-o'-my-thumb --
My bed is my boat / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Robert Louis Stevenson --
At the seaside ; Foreign lands / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The lark and the young ones --
Little blue pigeon / Eugene Field --
The dog in the manger --
The fox and the grapes --
The three little pigs --
Little birdie / Alfred Tennyson --
The cat and the chestnuts --
The land of Counterpane / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The cock and the horses --
The brown thrush / Lucy Larcom --
The hardy tin soldier / Hans Christian Andersen --
The bat and the two weasels --
Marching song / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Jack and the beanstalk --
Bed in summer / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The goose that laid the golden eggs --
Jack the giant-killer --
Block city / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The mice and the cat --
From a railway carriage ; Fairy bread / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The town mouse and the country mouse --
A riddle --
Old Gaelic lullaby --
Sleep, baby, sleep --
The pea blossom / Hans Christian Andersen --
Hansel and Grethel / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
The lion, the fox and the ass --
Cinderella --
Seein' things / Eugene Field --
Eugene Field --
A riddle --
Norse lullaby / Eugene Field --
The three tasks / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
Where go the boats? / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The snow maiden --
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod / Eugene Field --
The twin brothers / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
Industry and Sloth --
Whole duty of children / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The tree / Björnstjerne Björnson --
Young night thought / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The drummer / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
Stop, stop, pretty water / Mrs. Eliza Lee Follen --
Beauty and the beast --
The horse and the stag --
The owl and the pussy cat / Edward Lear --
Time to rise / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The enchanted stag / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
Keepsake mill ; Foreign children / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The golden bird / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
Lady Button Eyes / Eugene Field --
The wonderful gifts --
The fox, the wolf, and the horse --
The flax / Hans Christian Andersen --
The duel / Eugene Field --
The bald knight --
Atalanta's race / adapted by Anna McCaleb --
Autumn fires / Robert Louis Stevenson --
"Something" / Hans Christian Andersen --
The fairies / William Allingham --
The brother and sister --
The reaper and the flowers / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The sands of Dee / Charles Kingsley --
Mercy to animals / William Cowper --
The ugly duckling / Hans Christian Andersen --
Baucis and Philemon --
The wind / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Little brown hands / Mary Hannah Kraut --
Whittington and his cat --
The wolf and the lamb --
The story of Joseph v. 2. Æsop --
The falcon and the partridge / from the Arabian nights --
Minerva and the owl --
The sparrow and the eagle / from the Arabian nights --
The old man and Death --
Infant joy / William Blake --
The baby / George MacDonald --
The discontented stonecutter / from the Japanese --
Discreet Hans / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
The poppyland express / St. Louis star sayings --
Bluebeard --
Lullaby --
Rumpelstiltzkin / Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm --
The mirror of Matsuyana / from the Japanese --
A contrast --
The golden touch / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The child's world / W.B. Rands --
The fir tree / Hans Christian Andersen --
Hans Christian Andersen --
Picture books in winter / Robert Louis Stevenson --
How the wolf was bound ; The death of Balder ; The punishment of Loki / adapted by Anna McCaleb --
Seven times one / Jean Ingelow --
Shuffle-Shoon and Amber-Locks / Eugene Field --
Afterwhile / James Whitcomb Riley --
Windy nights / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The Snow Queen / Hans Christian Andersen --
The chimera / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
A visit from St. Nicholas / Clement C. Moore --
The story of Phaethon --
The English robin / Harrison Weir --
Tom, the water baby / Charles Kingsley --
The milkmaid / Jeffreys Taylor --
Holger Danske ; What the old man does is always right / Hans Christian Andersen --
The fairies of Caldon-Low / Mary Howitt --
Who stole the bird's nest? / L. Maria Child --
The first snowfall / James Russell Lowell --
The king of the Golden River / John Ruskin --
The story of Esther --
The darning-needle / Hans Christian Andersen --
The potato / Thomas Moore --
The queen of the underworld --
Origin of the opal --
In time's swing / Lucy Larcom --
Why the sea is salt / Mary Howitt. v. 3. John's pumpkin/ Mrs. Archibald --
The mock turtle's story / Lewis Carroll --
The spider and the fly / Mary Howitt --
A farewell / Charles Kingsley --
Queen Alice / Lewis Carroll --
The leprechaun / William Allingham --
The walrus and the carpenter / Lewis Carroll --
Beth Gelert / William R. Spencer --
Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe --
Faithless Sally Brown / Thomas Hood --
The mariner's dream / William Dimond --
The Swiss family Robinson / Johann Rudolph Wyss --
Echo / John G. Saxe --
The story of Aladdin, or, The wonderful lamp ; The second voyage of Sinbad the sailor / from the Arabian nights --
Barbara Frietchie / John Greenleaf Whittier --
Beowulf and Grendel --
Cupid and Psyche / adapted by Anna Mc Caleb --
The Pied Piper of Hamelin / Robert Browning --
Frithiof the bold ; The story of Siegfried / adapted by Grace E. Sellon --
Night / Robert Southey --
Lochinvar / Sir Walter Scott --
Robin Hood --
Roland at Roncesvalles. v. 4. Better than gold / Father Ryan --
My heart leaps up / William Wordsworth --
The barefoot boy / John Greenleaf Whittier --
Rain on the roof / Coates Kinney --
Cid Campeador --
Elegy on the death of a mad dog / Oliver Goldsmith --
Mother's way / Father Ryan --
Song of the brook / Alfred Tennyson --
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / Grace E. Sellon --
Footsteps of angels / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
To H.W.L. / James Russell Lowell --
The village blacksmith ; The wreck of the Hesperus / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
A dog of Flanders / Louise de la Ramee --
Alice and Phoebe Cary / Anna McCaleb --
Nearer home / Phoebe Cary --
Pictures of memory / Alice Cary --
The escape from prison / Sir Samuel W. Baker --
Stories of the Creation --
The definition of a gentleman / Cardinal Newman --
The universal prayer / Alexander Pope --
Incident of the French camp / Robert Browning --
Nathaniel Hawthorne / Grace E. Sellon --
The pine-tree shillings / Natahaniel Hawthorne --
Landing of the pilgrim fathers in New England / Felicia Browne Hemans --
The sunken treasure ; The Hutchinson mob ; The Boston Massacre / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Sheridan's ride / Thomas Buchanan Read --
Joan of Arc / Thomas de Quincey --
Pancratius / Cardinal Wiseman --
Alfred the Great / Charles Dickens --
The burial of Moses / Cecil Frances Alexander --
Bernardo del Carpio / Felicia Hemans --
David --
Chevy-Chase / Richard Sheale --
The attack on the castle / Sir Walter Scott --
The death of Hector / from Homer's Illiad --
The wooden horse / from Virgil's Æneid --
Ulysses / adapted from the Odyssey --
John Bunyan --
The pilgrim's progress / John Bunyan --
Away / James Whitcomb Riley --
Little Griffin of Tennessee --
Little Breeches / John Hay --
The yarn of the "Nancy Bell" / W.S. Gilbert --
Katey's letter / Lady Dufferin --
The Arickara Indians / Washington Irving. v. 5. Jonathan Swift --
Gulliver's travels / Jonathan Swift --
The ballad of Agincourt / Michael Drayton --
Some children's books of the past / Grace E. Sellon --
Lead, kindly light / Cardinal Newman --
Let something good be said / James Whitcomb Riley --
Polonius' advice / Shakespeare --
King Arthur --
Balin and Balan --
Geraint and Enid / Alfred Tennyson --
The Holy Grail / adapted from Thomas Malory --
Dissensions at King Arthur's Court --
The passing of Arthur / Alfred Tennyson --
Henry Hudson's fourth voyage / Henry R. Cleveland --
The rise of Robert Bruce / Sir Walter Scott --
Bruce and the spider / Bernard Arton --
The heart of Bruce / William E. Aytoun --
The skeleton in armor / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
How they brought the good news from Ghent to Aix / Robert Browning --
Reminiscences of a pioneer / Edwin D. Coe --
The buccaneers --
Captain Morgan at Maracaibo --
Braddock's defeat / Benjamin Franklin --
Reading history --
The American flag / Joseph Rodman Drake --
Battle hymn of the republic / Julia Ward Howe --
"Stonewall" Jackson's way / J.W. Palmer --
Baron Munchausen --
The fiddling parson / Davy Crockett --
We plan a river trip ; On comic songs / Jerome K. Jerome --
The Inchcape Rock / Robert Southey --
Tom Brown at Rugby / Thomas Hughes. v. 6. Horatius / Lord Macaulay --
Lord Ullin's daughter / Thomas Campbell --
Sir Walter Scott / Grace E. Sellon --
The tournament / Sir Walter Scott --
The rainbow / Thomas Campbell --
The lion and the missionary / David Livingstone --
The moss rose / translated from Krummacher --
Four ducks on a pond / William Allingham --
Rab and his friends / John Brown --
Annie Laurie / William Douglas --
The blind lassie / T.C. Latto --
Boyhood / Washington Allston --
Sweet and low / Alfred Tennyson --
Childhood / Donald G. Mitchell --
The bugle song / Alfred Tennyson --
The imitation of Christ / Thomas à Kempis --
The destruction of Sennacherib / Lord Byron --
Ruth --
The vision of Belshazzar / Lord Byron --
Sohrab and Rustem --
Sohrab and Rustum / Matthew Arnold --
The poet and the peasant / Emile Souvestre --
John Howard Payne and Home, sweet home --
Auld lang syne / Robert Burns --
Home they brought her warrior dead / Alfred Tennyson --
Charles Dickens --
A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens --
Christmas in old time / Sir Walter Scott --
Elegy written in a country churchyard / Thomas Gray --
The shipwreck / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Elephant hunting / Roualeyn Gordon Cumming --
Some clever monkeys / Thomas Bell --
Poor Richard's almanac / Benjamin Franklin --
George Rogers Clark --
The capture of Vincennes / George Rogers Clark --
Three Sundays in a week / Edgar Allan Poe --
The modern belle / Stark --
Widow Machree / Samuel Lover --
Limestone broth / Gerald Griffin --
The knock-out / Davy Crockett --
The country squire / Thomas Yriarte --
To my infant son / Thomas Hood. v. 7. The daffodils / William Wordsworth --
To the fringed gentian / William Cullen Bryant --
To a mouse ; To a mountain daisy / Robert Burns --
The old oaken bucket / Samuel Woodworth --
Bannockburn / Robert Burns --
Boat song / Sir Walter Scott --
The governor and the notary / Washington Irving --
The rime of the ancient mariner / Samuel T. Coleridge --
The Black Hawk tragedy / Edwin D. Coe --
The petrified fern / Mary Bolles Branch --
An exciting canoe race / J. Fenimore Cooper --
The buffalo / Francis Parkman --
The charge of the light brigade / Alfred Tennyson --
For a' that and a' that / Robert Burns --
Breathes there the man / Sir Walter Scott --
How sleep the brave / William Collins --
Queen Victoria / Anna McCaleb --
The recessional / Rudyard Kipling --
The star-spangled banner / Francis Scott Key --
How's my boy? / Sydney Dobell --
The soldier's dream / Thomas Campbell --
Make way for liberty / James Montgomery --
The old continentals / Guy Humphreys Mc Master --
The picket-guard / Mrs. Ethel Lynn Beers --
My old Kentucky home / Stephen Collins Foster --
The forsaken merman / Matthew Arnold --
Tom and Maggie Tulliver / George Eliot --
A gorilla hunt / Paul du Chaillu --
The cloud / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Brute neighbors / Henry David Thoreau --
Ode to a skylark / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
The pond in winter / Henry David Thoreau --
Salmon fishing / Rudyard Kipling --
Winter animals / Henry David Thoreau --
Trees and ants that help each other / Thomas Belt --
The family of Michael Arout / Emile Souvestre --
On the receipt of my mother's picture / William Cowper --
Those evening bells / Thomas Moore --
Annabel Lee / Edgar Allan Poe --
The three fishers / Charles Kingsley --
The reaper's dream / Thomas Buchanan Read --
The recovery of the Hispaniola / Robert Louis Stevenson --
John Greenleaf Whittier / Grace E. Sellon --
William Cullen Bryant --
To a waterfowl / William Cullen Bryant --
Oliver Wendell Holmes / Grace E. Sellon --
The cubes of truth / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The lost child / James Russell Lowell --
James Russell Lowell / Grace E. Sellon --
A child's thought of god / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Elizabeth Barrett Browning --Don Quixote / Cervantes. v. 8. Ringrose and his buccaneers --
David Crockett --
David Crockett in the Creek War --
America / Samuel Francis Smith --
The retreat of Cortés / William H. Prescott --
Battle of Ivry / Thomas Babington Macaulay --
The Battle of Thermopylae --
Marco Bozzaris / Fitz-Greene Halleck --
A descent into the maelstrom / Edgar Allan Poe --
Père Marquette / Jared Sparks --
The fall of the Alamo --
The Alhambra / Washington irving --
Hervé Riel / Robert Browning --
The Battle of Waterloo / Lord Byron --
How they took the gold-train / Charles Kingsley --
A bed of nettles / Grant Allen --
Washington Irving --
The Knickerbocker history of New York / Washington Irving --
The Battle of Trafalgar / Robert Southey --
Casabianca / Felicia Hemans --
The romance of the swan's nest / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
The cotter's Saturday night / Robert Burns --
Charles and Mary Lamb --
Dream children : a revery / Charles Lamb --
Reading Shakespeare --
The tempest, a tale from Shakespeare / Charles and Mary Lamb --
The tempest / William Shakespeare --
Studies for The tempest. v. 9. Ascent of the Jungfrau / John Tyndall --
Abou Ben Adhem / Leigh Hunt --
Florence Nightingale / Anna McCaleb --
Impeachment of Warren Hastings / Thomas Babington Macaulay --
A dissertation upon roast pig ; The praise of chimney sweepers / Charles Lamb --
Mr. Pickwick and Sam Weller / Charles Dickens --
The death of Caesar / Plutarch --
The death of Caesar / Shakespeare --
Julius Caesar / James Anthony Froude --
The Battle of Cressy / Jean Froissart --
The Battle of Saratoga / E.S. Creasy --
Geoffrey Chaucer --
The travels of Sir John Mandeville --
The life of Samuel Johnson (selections) / James Boswell --
Owls / Gilbert White --
The gold-bug / Edgar Allan Poe --
The vision of Mirza / Joseph Addison --
Pippa passes / adapted from Robert Browning --
The Gettysburg address / Abraham Lincoln --
Abraham Lincoln / Theodore Roosevelt --
The Battle of Hastings / E.S. Creasy --
Sir Roger de Coverley / Joseph Addison --
Sir Francis Bacon --
Of expense ; Of studies / Sir Francis Bacon --
Modestine / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Robert of Lincoln / William Cullen Bryant --
The chambered nautilus / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
John Keats --
Ode on a Grecian urn / John Keats --
The fate of the Indians / Charles Sprague --
A call to arms / Patrick Henry. v. 10. The guide: Introduction --
Journeys through Bookland : its contents and plan --
Pictures and their use --
Telling stories --
Reading, and the building of character --
Father and son --
Memorizing --
How to read fiction --
Close reading or study --
Close reading (concluded) --
Reading poetry --
Reading aloud --
Literature and its forms --
Journeys in its relation to the school : reading and language --
Journeys in its relation to the school : nature study --
Journeys in its relation to the school : geography --
Journeys in its relation to the high school --
Recitations and special days in school --
Handy list of the studies in Jouneys through Bookland --
Supplementary book lists --
Appendix. Handy table of English writers ; Handy table of American writers.
Responsibility: by Charles H. Sylvester.

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An anthology composed of selections of graduated reading difficulty that includes nursery rhymes, fables, fairy tales, poems, folk tales, short stories, historical accounts, biographical profiles, excerpts from longer works, and a usage guide designed to assist with the development of reading programs.

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