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KINDERGARTEN: Good Books Program Study Guide
Price: $19.95

Our Good Books Guide comes with a full-color front cover, Answer Key for each guide, True/False questions, and Essay questions to encourage young writers, and a synopsis of each book. Our Good Books Literature Guides were written by Dr. James S. Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education. Dr. Taylor took his first formal course in Children’s Literature from Dr. Dennis Quinn at the University of Kansas and had many conversations concerning these poems and stories with his colleague, Dr. John Senior. He has taught Children’s Literature at the high school and college levels for nearly two decades. “What I have to say about the selections in these guides draws from my childhood memories and adult reflections as well as my conversations with Quinn and Senior. None of the age and literature categories used in the Academy Good Books grade list are absolute. Think of the Good Books (grade levels) as notes of music with the freedom to work up and down the scale as you see fit.”
KINDERGARTEN: The Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
Price: $21.95

The fairy tales of Perrault--stories that are known and loved around the world--are now available in this scintillating paperback edition, with twenty-six stunning illustrations by Gustave Doré. The superb translation by Christopher Betts exactly captures the tone and flavor of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals. In addition to the classic prose tales--including The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Little Red Riding-Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and Hop o' my Thumb--this new translation adds Perrault's tales in verse: a long poem on the subject of Patient Griselda; the notorious Donkey-Skin; and the comic Three Silly Wishes. Bett's introduction deftly illuminates why in Perrault's hands these humble fairy tales have such great imaginative power, showing how they transmute into vivid fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected--fears of abandonment, conflicts with siblings and parents--and resolve so satisfactorily the problems experienced by children while growing up. The volume also includes appendices on related tales and selected variants, a bibliography, chronology, and notes.
KINDERGARTEN: The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Price: $19.95

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Old witches in cloaks of gold, giants that turn into dwarves, tears that become birds, monsters and magicians, ogres and fairies - these are the companions who thrill boys and girls of all lands and times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of youngsters, as they have also brought pleasure to parents who have read these classics to their children. The Orange Fairy Book delves into the oral traditions of Rhodesia, Uganda, and the American Indian; the traditions of the Punjab of Jutland; and such familiar European sources as Hans Christian Andersen (The Ugly Duckling) and Madame d'Aulnoy (The White Doe) for its 33 stories. But it is not important that the lad climbing the tree to a cloud kingdom is an Indian brave rather than Jack, or that the giant-killer Makoma is African. The events are familiar favorites with children the world over. All the tales are narrated in clear, lively prose. Not only are Lang's collections generally considered to contain the best English versions of the standard fairy tales; they are also the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as a first-rate editor make his collections unmatchable in the English language.
KINDERGARTEN: The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Price: $19.95

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Princess Rosanella, The Three Bears, giants and dwarves, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres - these are the companions who thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. In this Green Fairy Book, the third in the series, Lang has assembled stories from Spanish tradition, Chinese tradition, a few of the most entertaining creations penned by the Comte de Caylus, stories by Sebillot, Fenelon, Kletke, and Mme. d'Auldoy, and, of course, some of the best-loved tales from the Brothers Grimm. Here in one attractive paperbound volume with enlarged print - are The Blue Bird, Sylvain and Jocosa, Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla, The Three Little Pigs, The Half-Chick, and many other favorites that have become an indispensable part of our cultural heritage.
KINDERGARTEN: Complete Tales of Uncle Remus
Price: $39.95

After the first book appeared in 1880, Joel Chandler Harris was deluged with letters from readers all over the country asking for more stories of Brer Rabbit and his friends--so for the remaining years of his life he collected and wrote them. Richard Chase, noted folklorist and author of Jack Tales and Grandfather Tales, compiled and edited the volume after Harris's death, and his occasional footnotes and word definitions contribute to our understanding of the dialect. Chase's belief in the importance of folktales and Harris's work is summed up in his foreword: "These tales grew up in the soil of our nation. They came from the soul of a people. They endure."
KINDERGARTEN: The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Price: $19.95

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. The Wicked Wolverine, Wali Dad the Simple-hearted, giants and dwarves, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres-these are the companions who thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. The Brown Fairy Book is a delectable assortment of adventures from all over the world. Sotries came from Persia, Australia, Africa; others originated in Brazil, India, New Caledonia and other lands. One tells of a witch who used a magic ball to steal children (Ball-Carrier and the Bad One); another takes pace at a time when birds were men and men were birds (Pivi and Kabo); a third deals with the magic world of gnomes and water nymphs (Rubezahl). Exotic tales from far-away places, the stories here are different enough to captivate the young imagination; familiar enough so that boys and girls everywhere will listen and understand.
KINDERGARTEN: Treasury of Mother Goose
Price: $24.95

A complete collection of old and familiar nursery rhymes - rhymes that stay alive from generation to generation because they move in lively rhymes. The words of these old favorites roll easily from the tongue, whether they be full of wisdom, humor or just plain nonsense. Many are fine poetry and serve as an important introduction to our literature. They will be a lasting joy to readers and listeners, young and old. Highly recommended.
KINDERGARTEN: Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Price: $14.95

The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet that can dance and turn somersaults. But by chance, he chooses an unusual piece of woodÑand the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like a child! Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire.
KINDERGARTEN: Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Price: $19.95

The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet that can dance and turn somersaults. But by chance, he chooses an unusual piece of woodÑand the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like a child! Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire.
   
 
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