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The Elson Readers - Book Seven, 1926
William H. Elson & Christine M. Keck
Antique Dick and Jane series book

Elson Basic Readers Book Seven was designed for the 7th grade.  This book was based on the belief that an efficient reader for the 7th grade must score high when tested on five fundamental features: quality of literature; variety of literature; organization of literature; quantity of literature; and definite helps sufficient to make the test a genuine tool for classroom use.  Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry W. Longfellow, O. Henry,  Oliver Wendell Holmes, and other well known authors.

First among these features was that the foundation of the book was the acknowledge masterpieces of American and British authors.   Excellent stories and illustrations. A charming vintage school book.

Stories & Condition

Part One
THE WORLD OF NATURE
ANIMALS
The Buffalo
Hunting the Grizzly Bear
Moti Guj -- The Muntineer
BIRDS
Robert of Lincoln
The Maryland Yellow-Throat
The Sandpiper
The Throstle
To The Cuckoo
A Famous Bird Club
FLOWERS AND TREES
To the Fringed Gentian
To the Dandelion
The Daffodils
To a Mountain Daisy
Sweet Peas
Trees
WINTER
The Great Blizzard
The Frost Spirit
The Snow Storm
Snowflakes
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Part Two
The World of Adventure
THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY
King Arthur Stories
The Coming of Arthur
The Story of Gareth
The Peerless Knight Lancelot
The Passing of Arthur
NARRATIVES IN VERSE
Sir Patrick Spens
The Skeleton in Armor
Lord Ullin's Daughter
Spanish Waters
Kilmeny -- A Song of the Travelers
A TALE FROM SHAKESPEARE
The Tempest

Part Three
Our Inheritance of Freedom
STORIES AND SONGS OF LIBERTY
Leonidas, the Spartan
ARnold Winkelried
Tales of a Grandfather
Robert the Bruce
The Battle of Bannockburn
Bruce's Address at Bannockburn
The Last Fight of the Revenge
Ye Mariners of England
England the American in 1782
"Men Who March Away"
EARLY AMERICAN SPIRIT OF FREEDOM
Grandfather's Chair
The Stamp Act
Some Famous Portraits
Warren's Address at Bunker Hill
Liberty or Death
Letter to His Wife
Letter to Governor Clinton
Song of Marion's Men
Times That Try Men's Souls

Part Four
Literature and Life in the Homeland
EARLY AMERICA
The Character of Columbus
The Landing of the Pilgrim Father
The Courtship of Miles Standish
The Pine-Tree Shillings
AMERICAN SCENES AND LEGENDS
My Visit to Niagara
On a Florida River
I Sigh for the Land of the Cypress
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Great Stone Face
AMERICAN LITERATURE OF LIGHTER VEIN
The Celebrated Jumping Frog
The Height of the Ridiculous
The Gift of the Magi
AMERICAN WORKERS AND THEIR WORK
Makers of the Flag
I Hear America Singing
Pioneers! O Pioneers!
The Beanfield
The Shipbuilders
The Builders
LOVE OF COUNTRY
Old Ironsides
The American Flag
The Flag Goes By
The Flower of Liberty
Citizenship
The Character of Washington
The Twenty-Second of February
Abraham Lincoln
O Captain! O Captain!
In Flanders Fields
America's Answer

Glossary

Condition
VERY GOOD CONDITION - The covers are very good with very square corners and light edge rubbing. Binding is very good and strong. No names, no school stamps, no markings in this book. The pages are bright with no tears found. A few neat pencil notations. Illustrations are very bright. No smells or molds. A very charming antique children's collectible book.

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