"In this collection, Mr. Russell has done a great service not only to children and parents (and teachers) but to great literature as well. He proves there is an access road to the classics that can be enjoyably traveled by five-year-olds and thirty-five-year olds. I loved it."
—Jim Trelease, The Read Aloud Handbook
Reading aloud may be the single most powerful contribution a parent can make to a child's success in school, and in this one volume author/educator William F. Russell gives parents all the tools they need to do it. Here is a marvelous collection of short stories, poems, legends, and myths from great works of literature, appropriate for parents to read aloud to children aged five to twelve.
The vivid language of the original classic is maintained, since the goal is to expand the child's vocabulary, not just conform to it. Each selection indicates the age of the child to whom it is best suited, provides a valuable pronunciation guide for the reader, and offers suggestions to make a read-aloud session enjoyable for both parent and child.
Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children contains excerpts from such great works of literature as Robin Hood, Dante, Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, The Odyssey, The Red Badge of Courage, The Call of the Wild, Aesop's Fables, and many more. Now available in paperback, Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children is a classic unto itself.
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