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FOR SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL LIBRARIES.
The popularity which the Series of Reading-Books known as 'Books for Young Readers’ has attained is a sufficient proof that teachers and pupils alike approve of the use of interesting stories with a simple plot in place of the dry combinations of letters and syllables, making no impression on the mind, of which elementary reading-books generally consist. There is also practical testimony to the fact that children acquire the power of reading much more rapidly when the process involves something more than the mere mechanical exercise of the faculties of sight and memory.
The publishers have therefore thought it advisable to extend the application of this principle to books adapted for more advanced readers; and to issue for general use in schools a series of popular works which they venture to think will in practice be found more adapted for the end in view than the collections of miscellaneous and often uninteresting extracts which are generally made to serve the purpose.
These volumes are printed in legible type, and are strongly bound.
MASTERMAN READY. By CAPT. MARRYAT, R.N. 1s. 6d.
Others in preparation.
LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SO