READING-LITERATURE: Fourth Reader

by Harriette Taylor Treadwell


Description:  The Fourth Reader has been made essentially the book of myths and legends because it is held by the authors that these stories represent the next step in the development of the child's interests in literature. In this book the child reads eighteen of the best myths and legends, including some from Greek, Norse, German, Austrian, and American sources. The poetry is selected with the same care as in the earlier books, with special reference to the child's feeling for rhythm, love of animated nature, and enjoyment of fun.


Additional information:

Ages:  9-11
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Color
Year published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-914-0
Genres:  Literature, Readers

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Table of Contents

1. How Thor Found His Hammer
2. The Apples of Idun
3. Winter Time
4. A Visit from the Sea
5. Armies in the Fire
6. The Gardener
7. Autumn Fires
8. The Unseen Playmate
9. Pirate Story
10. My Kingdom
11. Keepsake Mil
12. Summer Sun
13. The Dumb Soldier
14. The Moon
15. Windy Nights
16. Thor's Wonderful Journey
17. Balder the Beautiful
18. The Challenge of Thor
19. The Arrow and the Song
20. Daybreak
21. The Sermon of St. Francis
22. The Wreck of the Hesperus
23. The Windmill
24. Pandora, or The Paradise of Children
25. Baucis and Philemon, or The Miraculous Pitcher
26. Piccola
27. The Sandpiper
28. The Scarecrow
29. Apollo and Daphne
30. Phaeton

31. Echo

32. Narcissus
33. Arachne
34. Proserpina, or The Pomegranate Seeds
35. Hiawatha's Childhood
36. Hiawatha's Sailing
37. Hiawatha's Fishing
38. The Boyhood of Theseus
39. Theseus Overcomes Corynetes
40. Theseus Slays Sinis and Cercyon
41. Theseus Finds Egeus, His Father
42. Theseus Destroys the Minotaur
43. King Solomon and the Bees
44. The Blind Men and the Elephant
45. Hercules, or The Three Golden Apples
46. The Brook-Song
47. The Circus-Day Parade
48. The Man in the Moon
49. The Visit of the Southwest Wind Esquire
50. The Mug and the King
51. The Quest of the Two Black Brothers
52. Gluck's Quest and the Reward
53. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
54. Rip van Winkle
55. Sir Lark and King Sun
56. The Tax Gatherer
57. The Lullaby of an Infant Chief
58. The Tree
59. Wishing

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