Decided I should sort the pile of children’s books under (yes Marica, on the floor) the nightstand and find them a respectable place to reside. And, there it was. What a susprise just after reading Marica’s post about Christmas Stories Every Child Should Know. She mentioned the series had 6 volumes. Wonder if this is one. So, of course, becoming sidetracked from the original task I had started, I began to peruse the book. Good grief. Look at the contents. For a child? They must have had high expectations of children in 1908.
Now I’m intrigued. I turn to the first story. Really? For Children? I can’t think of a child today (with the probable exception of Marica’s grandson) who could understand the first sentence. I’m guessing there aren’t too many adults who could comprehend the verbiage in this child’s book.
I dont think I’ve seen a ‘children’s’ book written at this level. From the images on the cover it looks to be geared towards little children. However, the vocabulary would probably challenge today’s high-school students. Should be interesting reading tonight.