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Classics to read aloud to your children

Author: William F Russell
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [1992], ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Selections, including some rewritten for reading aloud, from poems, novels, and plays by Homer, Mallory, Shakespeare, Dickens, Hawthorne, Twain, and other well-known authors.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Russell
ISBN: 0517587157 9780517587157
OCLC Number: 812783146
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©1984.
Description: viii, 311 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Listening level I (ages 5 and up): The Ugly Duckling / Hans Christian Anderson --
Androcles and the lion / Aesop --
The early days of Black Beauty from Black Beauty / Anna Sewell --
Robin Hood and the Merry little old woman / Eva March Tappan --
How Arthur was crowned King from Morte de'Arthur / Sir Thomas Malory --
The Adventure of the windmills from Don Quixote de la Mancha / Miguel de Cervantes --
from Gullivers Travels / Jonathan Swift --
Ulysses and the Cyclops from The Odyssey / Homer --
The Golden touch adapted from The Wonder book / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Listening level II (Ages 8 and up): The Glorious whitewasher from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain --
The Ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry --
Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare --
Rip Van Winkle / Washington Irving --
Jim Bakers Bluejay yarn from A Tramp Abroad / Mark Twain --
Listening level III (ages 11 and up): from The Red Badge of courage / Stephen Crane --
The Adventures of the Speckled Band / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle --
from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain --
from The Call of the wild / Jack London --
Poetry: Casey at the Bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer --
The Windmill / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
The Highwayman / Alfred Noyes --
The Charge of the Light Brigade / Alfred Lord Tennyson --
If / Rudyard Kipling --
It couldn't be done / Edgar A. Guest --
Holiday favorites: Passover: Pharaoh of the hard heart from Exodus --
Easter: "The Risen Lord" from The Gospels of Mark, Luke, and John --
Halloween: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" / Washington Irving --
Thanksgiving: "A Prayer of Thanksgiving" / Robert Louis Stevenson ; "Ezra's Thanksgivin' out west / Eugene Field --
Christmas: "A visit from St. Nicholas" / Clement Clarke Moore ; "The Gift of the Magi" / O. Henry ; A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens.
Responsibility: [edited by] William F. Russell.

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Selections, including some rewritten for reading aloud, from poems, novels, and plays by Homer, Mallory, Shakespeare, Dickens, Hawthorne, Twain, and other well-known authors.

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