The Elson Readers, Book One
Author: William H. Elson Category: Readers Cover: Softcover Pages: 180 Ages:6-7 | First Grade Type: Literature | Youth Illustration: Illustrated Rating: 270L About Book One Book One continues and expands the task of teaching reading started with Primer. In this volume the type and spacing remain expanded for ease of letter recognition, but the stories are longer and their structure a bit more complex. The aim of upholding sound wholesome character development has not been forgotten, and this book contains moral-stories from Aesop, along with folk tales and charming stories from Edudora Bumstead, Christina Rosetti, Edna Riddleberger, and Robert Louis Stevenson among others. The illustrations are again by L. Kate Deal and provide visual clues to the meanings of the stories for the young readers’ assistance and entertainment.