Busy Folk

dc.acquired.locationUnknown sourceen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdson, A. Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaing, Mary Een_US
dc.contributor.illustratorWith illustrations by Clara Atwood Fitts and Katharine Bird Eckerten_US
dc.cost.usCost: $4.00en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T20:10:57Z
dc.date.acquired2011-05en_US
dc.date.available2016-01-25T20:10:57Z
dc.date.issued1913en_US
dc.date.printed1925en_US
dc.description.abstractThis book relates somehow to The Edson-Laing Readers: Book Two: Lend a Hand, first published in 1913. My copy of that book comes from 1916. Though the obverse of the title-page of this book mentions both Lend a Hand and Busy Folk as in the Edson-Laing Series, it is not stated where this book fits. It seems to me to be listed second, after Work and Play and before Lend a Hand. Perhaps the former is a primer and this is the first reader in the series. Instructions to the teacher at the book's end seem to suggest that many students will have used Work and Play before this book. The illustrators are different here from there. The Ant and the Snow (54) is listed as a Spanish Folk Tale. It is a cumulative story like The Marriage of the Mice's Daughter. An ant first addresses the snow You must be strong but is always told about a stronger. A cat can eat the rat that can gnaw a hole in the wall that keeps the sun from melting the snow that clogs the ant's feet! There is a similar tale, also called a Spanish Folk Tale, telling of a monkey's attempts to bring down a tall mature tree that threatens his young tree (76). The Man and the Camel is listed as from Aesop, but strangely starts with the camel's head in the tent rather than just his nose. The Wise Lion is the traditional tale about the sky falling (102), but here it is told rather in terms of the earth falling in. The Stone in the Road (115) is listed as adapted from Aesop. Supposedly important people go around the stone that the king has put in the road. Only an old woman bothers to move it away, fearing that someone may get hurt. She gets the prize. People work best for themselves who work for others, too (118). Fair to good condition.en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityMary E. Laing and Andrew W. Edsonen_US
dc.identifier.other7644 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/82904
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBenj. H. Sanborn & Co.en_US
dc.publisher.locationChicagoen_US
dc.subject.lccPE1117 .L14 1925en_US
dc.subject.local1Readeren_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1913
dc.titleBusy Folken_US
dc.title.seriesThe Edson-Laing Seriesen_US
dc.typeBook, Wholeen_US
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