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STEPPING STONES TO LITERATURE By Sarah Louise Arnold, Supervisor of Schools, Boston, Mass., and Charles B. Gilbert, Superintendent of Schools, Newark, N.J.

Eight Readers-one for each grade; beautifully illustrated, of the highest literary quality from the first to the last grade.

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"Your Readers surpass all others in attractiveness and typographical effect, and, above all, in the reading matter, and its arrangement 10 grades."-W. A. FRASIER, Superintendent Schools, Rutland, Vt.

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