The Junior Classics Vol. I


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The Junior Classics 2020 Edition Volume 1: Fairy Tales & Fables includes classic fairy tales from Europe, featuring old favorites like Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast, and The Ugly Duckling. It also contains a number of Aesop’s fables, as well as tales from Scandinavia, India, and the American Indians.

The purpose of The Junior Classics is to provide, in ten volumes containing about five thousand pages, a classified collection of tales, stories, and poems, both ancient and modern, suitable for boys and girls of from six to sixteen years of age. The boy or girl who becomes familiar with the charming tales and poems in this collection will have gained a knowledge of literature and history that will be of high value in other school and home work. Here are the real elements of imaginative narration, poetry, and ethics, which should enter into the education of every child.

This collection, carefully used by parents and teachers with due reference to individual tastes and needs, will help many children enjoy good literature. It will inspire them with a love of good reading, which is the best possible result of any elementary education. The child himself should be encouraged to make his own selections from this large and varied collection, the child’s enjoyment being the object in view. A real and lasting interest in literature or in scholarship is only to be developed through the individual’s enjoyment of his mental occupations.


This is an ebook edition. EPUB format only. A Kindle version is available at Amazon.

A hardcover edition of this volume is available on Amazon.