Reading-Literature: First Reader
Treadwell, Harriette Taylor
See my copy of the second reader in the same series (1912). As there, so here Richardson does excellent three-color illustrations throughout. The book is in surprisingly good condition. Two fables are presented as folk tales, Swedish and Norse respectively. The Boy and the Fox (49) is built on the pattern of MM; here the boy shouts and awakens a fox. He had already killed this fox in his mind and sold the fur and planted rye, and people admire his field so much that they are intruding in it.... TMCM (57) centers around a pair of Christmas visits. After a woman disturbs the mice in the city, a cat enters and catches the country mouse by the tail. Luckily, the cat is frightened by a banging door and lets go of the mouse.
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