This is the classic book on phonics – the method of teaching children to read. Using this book makes teaching to read easy for parents and fun for their children. Spending even no more 15 minutes a day going through exercises will definitely result in great reading skills of your child. Once the kid learns how to read, he will be able to quickly progress on his own. Very soon reading will become easy and enjoyable for your children. The book contains complete and detailed instructions on how to teach children to read at home. "Why Johnny Can’t Read And What You Can Do About It" has already proved its efficiency, and that’s the reason it’s recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.
A play by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden is an adapted version of the story of the same name by Raymond McDonald Alden. It is a marvelous Christmas story capturing the true meaning of this holy day. Its plot, simple but pithy, presents a beautiful tale of magical Christmas chimes, that remained silent for a long time until the unselfish gift of a child makes the bells ring throughout the land. Children of all ages will enjoy the Christmas miracle and the touching meaning of this story.
A historical novel of George Alfred Henty, an English novelist of the late 19th century. The author depicts the reality of the American Civil War avoiding embellishing as it is sees by a teenaged boy. The youngster learns about state's rights, slavery, and the war; gets wounded, is twice taken prisoner and escapes; but his courage brings him safely through all difficulties.
The style of prose and the vocabulary of the novel make the story yet more valuable to the reader.
With the Indians in the rockies is a wonderful collection of stories intended for those readers and researches interested in the culture and traditions of the American Indians. The collection is devoted to the pretty rare works on the subject that earlier were available only in libraries. The book covers the life before the year of 1923 and researches the influence of the West on the Indian American culture. It starts with narrating about the first immigrants to the American continent, goes on with describing the exploration and development of the American West, and ends up with showing the daily life of the Indians. The pictures of ordinary people who inhabited the region are included. The book reminds everyone that the Indian culture is a part of the modern American culture, a very valuable part. The collection combines poetry, fiction, non-fiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama.
Christmas is a very special time of the year with wonderful memories connected usually to the childhood and with a number of expectations for the future. On Christmas we always want to feel love, warmth and care. At the same time this is a very mysterious season and we always wait for the miracle. Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act is a remarkable book written in 1906 and expresses the feelings of the Christmas time. This book is very similar to O'Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi' and Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol' but it has its own spirit and reading the story brings us to the wonderful time of childhood and remind us about the feelings we had then on Christmas. This is a short tale describing a wonderful church with an extremely high tower with beautiful chimes which were silent for many years as they were waiting for a special unselfish gift. And they rang not because of gold or jewelry but due to the sacrifice of a young boy for the sake of his brother. This book will never become out-of-date as long as we celebrate Christmas and feel that special spirit of it. It would be interested for both children and adults.
Henty wrote immensely popular children's books about fictional youngsters who lived in critical periods of history. Here, he focuses on the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a Southern teenager who staunchly supports the rights of slaves but joins Lee's cavalry and fights for the Confederacy. 15 black-and-white illustrations. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Mrs. Gaskell, a British novelist and short story writer, wrote her last novel “Wives and Daughters” in 1865. When a widowed father of Molly Gibson decides to marry anew, her life turns to be chaos. Molly is to live with an authoritative stepmother and her uncontrollable daughter. The girl is in to look into the obscure family secrets, experience passion and become victim of love intrigues. In spite of the gravity of the plot, the style of writing is much of a comedy. The author gives an accurate account of the late 1820's and fills the narration with a careful character-study, describing their everyday life.
Elizabeth Gaskell hasn’t finished the last chapter of the novel, but the outcome is quite obvious for the reader.
This book belongs to the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library. It was written by Thomas Mott Osborne, an American prison administrator who initiated a wave of reforms in prisons and was firstly published in 1914. Readers can find information about the life in prison described very brightly and expressively.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. EVOLUTION AND FAITH. If we are permitted to assume some uncertainty in regard to that doctrine of evolution which so largely holds the viewpoint of the average author of text books in science and philosophy today, the uncertainty must transfer itself immediately to the new theology, and its pressure must fall equally upon almost every part of the system. We shall, therefore, deem it in keeping with the unity of this book to insert here some considerations on the status of the doctrine of evolution down to date. The appropriateness of this is more apparent when we remember that the new theology has eliminated its departments on cosmology and anthropology and passed them over to be decided and explained as branches of .natural science, refusing to have a voice in the decision. Even those not wholly committed to the rationalistic program have adopted this' method, thus showing their whole-hearted faith in science and in the illuminated judg- For illustration of this, see "An Outline of Christian Theology" by William Newtam Clarke, D.D., p. 222 f. ment of scientists, even upon questions which are beyond the reach of scientific analysis. That there is something true in evolution we need not undertake to deny. But we shall not need to rehearse any arguments in defense of this concession. As the library shelves are groaning with arguments favoring evolution in its full twentieth century connotation, we can afford to reserve the space in this book to examine its weak points. In recent years, a directly adverse view has been hard to find among teachers of good attainment in scientific thought. Since the last decades of the nineteenth century the bold materialism of the doctrine has been greatly softened, and its atheistic notes largely silenced. Until it showed t...
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III BLEAKDALE ECONOMICS Mrs. Simkins returned from the city rather late, hungry and altogether worn out, but bringing with her, besides a few table supplies, the dress pattern of plain white lawn which had been the chief object of her visit down town. She had started bravely on her search for something suitable yet cheap, going from store to store without finding just what she wanted until she became so tired she had almost to drag herself along. She had seen two or three pieces she might possibly decide upon could she find nothing better, but she would wait and go back after she had tried a few other places. It must have been the fifth (or was it the sixth or seventh?) store where she had inquired, with a hesitancy more of weariness than of timidity, although she was not just at her ease on the city streets, for " some lawn, some nice plain white lawn for a graduatin' dress not too dear, about five cents" that the clerk to whom she addressed this set query, a woman of about her own age, instead of immediately leading ner to a pile of loosely woven material, inquired with real interest: " You have a daughter in this year's class ? " " Yes, Emma Simkins, my oldest child." " I think I have just what you want. I, too, have a daughter being graduated this year. I bought her a dress off the same piece. I'm sure you'll like it. We've had the piece in the store a good while, and it's a little shopworn, so it's on the bargain counter." The kind-hearted clerk turned to see if her apparently weary customer were following as she made her way to the rear of the store. " Now, if you don't want to put very much into a dress and yet feel you must have something fine, this is just what you want," and she added with warm friendliness, " that's just why I chose off this good...