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The Junior Classics - Volume 1

Book Overview: 

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. (summary from book introduction)

This collection consists of Volume 1 of The Junior Classics, and it contains many well known stories in their original forms. Among stories from other authors, you’ll find Hans Christian Anderson, Aesop, and the Grimm brothers.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .s sung by the leader on such occasions, to which the rest keep time with hands and feet, he thus began to sing:

We are enty men,

They are erith men:

If each erith man

Surround eno men,

Eno man remains.

Ta, tai, tom, tadingana.

The robbers were all uneducated, and thought that the leader was merely singing a song as usual. So it was in one sense: for the leader commenced from a distance, and had sung the song over twice before he and his companions commenced to approach the robbers. They had understood his meaning, because they had been trained in trade.

When two traders discuss the price of an article in the presence of a purchaser, they use a riddling sort of language.

"What is the price of this cloth?" one trader will ask another.

"Enty rupees. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this volume! Made me feel like a kid again listening to these stories.

An absolute treasure. I feel so fortunate to have come across these volumes. I enjoyed reading the stories more than my girls enjoyed hearing them - only because there are VERY few pictures. But these books have EVERYTHING! I love reading the original versions of all of America's standard fairy t...more