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SIXTH READER

BY
CALVIN N. KENDALL, LL.D.
LATE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

NEW JERSEY

AND
MARION PAINE STEVENS, B.S.

(TEACHERS COLLEGE)
ETHICAL CULTURE SCHOOL

NEW YORK CITY

CICI
DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION
RECEIVED

AUG 25 1925

LELAND STANFORD
JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

D. C. HEATH AND CO., PUBLISHERS
BOSTON
NEW YORK

CHICAGO

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The authors acknowledge their indebtedness for the use
of copyrighted material: to Doubleday, Page & Co. for
“The White Seal" by Rudyard Kipling; to A. Flanagan
Company for “Using Money in the Best Way” by Carolyn
Sherwin Bailey; to Lothrop, Lee & Shepherd for “The
Christmas Masquerade” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman;
to Harper & Brothers for a Reaching the North Pole” by
Robert E. Peary and for “Thomas Edison as a Boy” by
F. L. Dyer and T. C. Martin; to the Macmillan Co. for
“Roadways” by John Mansfield; to D. Appleton & Co. for
“An Adventure with a Whale” by Frank T. Bullen; to the
Century Co. for “What is Told by a Ship’s Bell" by John
M. Ellicott; to The Youth's Companion for “When Hannibal
Finished the Bridge” by H. I. Cleveland; to Charles
Scribner's Sons for “The Story of the Railroad" by H. C.
Wright and for “First Exploration of the Grand Canyon of
the Colorado" by J. W. Powell; to Houghton Mifflin Co.
for “Columbia's Emblem” by Edna Dean Proctor.

PRINTED IN U.S. A.

TO THE TEACHER

The Kendall Sixth Reader, like the others of the series, is first of all literature. Its pages contain the work of many great writers, from the past and from our own time.

Much of this literature is grouped around the general themes of Adventure and Historic Deeds. Of course there are many selections which come under neither head. We may say, however, that the predominating ideas behind the preparation of this reader, the last before upper grammar or junior high school age, have been the two great interests of the preadolescent - a love of adventure and a dawning interest in history or the literature of fact.

The Historic Deeds are both ancient and modern. Selections in the American Section near the close parallel the formal history work of the grade. Here may be found choice literature, some of it difficult to obtain elsewhere, to reinforce the history lessons; while the history study of the grade will in turn furnish a background for the literature of discovery and exploration.

The Adventure Stories range from Munchausen tales to the boyhood experiences of Thomas Edison. In some cases it is doubtful whether a selection should be classed as adventure or as a historic deed, since it belongs legitimately under both heads. An instance of this is the section "Modern Inventions,” full of adventure, yet real history, which will make pupils appreciate the hardships endured by the heroic inventors of the nineteenth century, who made the railroad, the cable, the telegraph, and the telephone possible for us of the twentieth.

Among the miscellaneous selections are the limericks, which should start the class upon the road to original rhyming; and two

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