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Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

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By: (1860-1932)

Despite the title's bland sounding name, this book is a charming collection of 16 plays for children. These little plays—well-known stories done into dialogue—were written for children who like to imagine themselves living with their favorite characters in forest, in palace, or in fairyland. Included are Cinderella, Robin Hood, William Tell, Hansel and Gretel and many more.

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Transcriber's note

Minor punctuation errors have been changed without notice. A printer error has been changed and is listed at the end.

DRAMATIC READER

FOR LOWER GRADES

BY

FLORENCE HOLBROOK

NEW YORK CINCINNATI CHICAGO AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1911,

BY FLORENCE HOLBROOK.

ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL, LONDON.

HOLBROOK'S DRAMATIC READER.

TO THE CHILDREN

These little plays well known stories done into dialogue were written for children who like to imagine themselves living with their favorite characters in forest, in palace, or in fairyland.

It is hoped that you will enjoy these old friends in their new dress almost as well as you loved them in the old. When you read the words of bird or tree or prince or child, try to speak with the voice and manner which you think that character would use. Thus you will make the reading a joy to yourselves and a great satisfaction to your hearers.

To try to put oneself in the place of another is very good training for the imagination. It also teaches us to be more kind to others and to all living creatures... Continue reading book >>


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