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Edward Sylvester Ellis – Dime Novel Author
The son of a famous hunter, Edward was a school teacher, journalist, and prolific author during the last part of the 1800′s.
His works are immeasurable because he wrote under various pseudonyms and pen names. Most of his books and articles were adventure stories for boys and historical biographies.
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The general feeling about Jacopo Robusti is perhaps summed up by Giorgio Vasari in his “Lives.” “He is a great lover of the arts,” says our gossip; “he delights in playing on various musical instruments; he is a very agreeable person, but as far as painting is concerned he has the most capricious hand, and [...]Continue Reading →
In this story I have endeavored to take my young readers to one of our noblest rivers, and not only to make them share in the stirring experiences which are to be had on its waters, but also to make them feel something of the power of the wonderful history [...]Continue Reading →
A very beautifully illustrated treatise on the history of castle-building in England.
The writing in this book is a little heady – so it would probably only appeal to older students. But the information it contains about the structure of the castles and how they became elaborate and grand is worth the read.
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A while back ago I posted a series of books called Beautiful England. They are descriptive little tomes with paintings of the structures and lands of England.
I was pleased to find that Project Gutenberg had added another title from the series – this one covering the famous lakes of the [...]Continue Reading →
Living stories about John Smith, the founding of Plymouth, and all the way to the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Published in 1922, this living history book has several color and black and white illustrations.
Twenty seven captivating stories about Colonial America.
Download Day of the Colonists from archive.org.
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A reader fun for all ages! Originally dolls, Kewpies were found in all kinds of paraphernalia during the early 1900′s.
This book is full of fun illustrations you could use for coloring or clipart. The little stories and verses would make fun copywork or reading material for younger students.
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Here are the matchless tales of All-Father Odin, who crosses the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard and sacrifices his right eye to drink from the Well of Wisdom; of Thor, whose mighty hammer defends Asgard; of Loki, whose mischievous cunning leads him to treachery against the gods; of giants, dragons, dwarfs and [...]Continue Reading →