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Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children (9781481275101)
"Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children," by James Baldwin, is a retelling for the youthful reader of the most interesting parts of Cervantes' great novel about Don Quixote, the eccentric gentleman who fancies himself a knight-errant. The adventures most appealing to children are included, and related in such a way as to form a continuous narrative, with both the spirit and style of the original preserved as much as possible. Suitable for ages 10 and up.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (12/19/2012)
Paperback: 166 pages
Reading age: 8 - 12 years
Grade level: 2nd Grade - 7th Grade
Item Weight: 0.51lbs
Dimensions: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.35d
About the Author
Born in 1841 in a small Quaker settlement in the backwoods of Indiana, James Baldwin rose to become a highly-respected author and textbook editor. Largely self-educated, Baldwin became a teacher at 24, then served as superintendent of the graded schools of Indiana for 18 years before moving into the publishing world. As an editor of school books, first with Harper and Brothers and later with the American Book Company, he selected the best of our literary heritage and cast it into a form that delighted children of all ages. His influence in the first decades of the twentieth century was broad because of all the grammar school books in use in the United States at that time over half had been written or edited by him. He is remembered most for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of the heroes for older students.
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