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Journeys Through Bookland, Volume 10

The Guide

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 127,617 / 400 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.6
LoC Categories: PN, PZ
Downloads: 393
Added to site: 2008.03.17 20339
Genre: Young Readers

A New and Original Plan for Reading Applied to the World's Best Literature for Children

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be found and followed; by making the reading recitation the one delightful hour of the day.

If any mature person at home can spend each week a few hours in reading and talking with the children about what has been read he will be surprised to find how lightly the time passes and how quickly his own cares and anxieties are dissipated. He will find greater delight than he has ever known in the society of his equals; and the younger ones, whose minds glow with helpful curiosity and absorbing interest will be kept to that extent from the street and its attractions, while at the same time they are learning those things that count for most in life's great battle.

Let no one feel in the least uncertain of his power to interest and delight. Let him have no hesitation in joining in with the children, in meeting them on their level and in sharing thought and feeling with them. By being a child himself he most easily makes of himself a wise and inspiring leader.



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