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Rollo at Work   By: (1803-1879)

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Rollo at Work by Jacob Abbott is an engaging and highly informative book that provides readers with a firsthand account of the experiences, challenges, and joys of work through the eyes of a young boy named Rollo. With its beautifully written narrative and relatable characters, this book effortlessly captures the essence of work and its impact on personal growth and development.

The story revolves around Rollo, who, at a tender age, becomes eager to understand the nature of work and its significance. Abbott skillfully delves into the various forms of work, ranging from manual labor to intellectual pursuits, offering insightful anecdotes and thought-provoking scenarios along the way. Readers are taken on a captivating journey as Rollo explores different occupations, each providing him with valuable life lessons and a deep appreciation for the importance of work.

What sets this book apart is Abbott's ability to seamlessly blend entertainment with education. Through Rollo's adventures, young readers are not only entertained but also learn about the importance of determination, self-discipline, and resilience in the face of challenges. The author effortlessly imparts moral values, such as the value of hard work and the fulfillment that comes from pursuing one's passions.

Furthermore, Abbott's writing style is smooth and accessible, making the book suitable for readers of all ages. The language is clear and concise, with vivid descriptions that allow readers to vividly imagine the scenes and settings. This, combined with the relatable nature of Rollo's character, ensures that readers can easily connect with the story and its messages.

Another aspect worth mentioning is the book's notable educational value. By shedding light on a range of occupations and their different demands and rewards, Rollo at Work broadens readers' horizons and encourages them to think about their own aspirations and potential career paths. The book acts as a catalyst for instilling a solid work ethic and a sense of responsibility in young readers.

In conclusion, Rollo at Work by Jacob Abbott is an exceptional piece of literature that beautifully captures the essence of work and its transformative power. With its engaging narrative, relatable characters, and valuable life lessons, this book is an absolute must-read for both children and adults alike. Abbott's ability to seamlessly blend entertainment with education makes this book a true gem, and one that will leave a lasting impact on its readers.

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Transcriber's Notes:

The original print starts with a list of novels from the "Rollo series". This information has been moved to the back of the book.

Unusual spellings that are used consistently have been kept as they were found in the source. Some punctuation errors have been corrected silently. All other corrections are declared in the TEI master file, using the usual TEI elements for corrections.

In particular, four asterisks that appear to be footnote marks without a corresponding footnote have been deleted.


Rollo Books


Jacob Abbott

[Illustration: The Rollo Books by Jacob Abbott. Boston, Phillips, Sampson, & Co.]

Boston, Phillips, Sampson, & Co.

Rollo At Work


The Way to Be Industrious


Although this little work, and its fellow, "ROLLO AT PLAY," are intended principally as a means of entertainment for their little readers, it is hoped by the writer that they may aid in accomplishing some of the following useful purposes:

1. In cultivating the thinking powers ; as frequent occasions occur, in which the incidents of the narrative, and the conversations arising from them, are intended to awaken and engage the reasoning and reflective faculties of the little readers... Continue reading book >>

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