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Stories of Don Quixote : written anew for young people

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In "Stories of Don Quixote: written anew for young people," James Baldwin creates a captivating and accessible version of the classic tale of Don Quixote for young readers. The book follows the adventures of the eccentric and idealistic Don Quixote as he embarks on a quest to right the wrongs of the world, accompanied by his loyal squire, Sancho Panza.

Baldwin's retelling of the story is engaging and easy to follow, making it perfect for young readers who may be unfamiliar with the original work. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the themes of chivalry, bravery, and friendship are timeless and relevant for readers of all ages.

Overall, "Stories of Don Quixote" is a delightful and inspiring read that will entertain and educate young readers about the power of imagination and the importance of never giving up on your dreams. Baldwin's writing is engaging and beautifully captures the spirit of Cervantes' original work, making this adaptation a must-read for fans of classic literature and adventure stories.

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The romance entitled "The Achievements of the Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha," was originally written in Spanish by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in the 17th century. It has been read and enjoyed by men and women of the most diverse tastes and conditions. The story is so simple that every one can understand it, and yet it has in it so much wisdom that the wisest may derive pleasure from it. It touches the sense of humor in every heart. It moves to pity rather than ridicule, and to tears as well as laughter. And herein lies its chief claim to greatness, that it seems to have been written not for one country nor for one age alone, but to give delight to all mankind. "It is our joyfullest modern book."

This book is not so much an abridgment of the great book by Cervantes as it is a rewriting of some of its most interesting and captivating parts. While very much of the work has necessarily been omitted, the various adventures are so related as to form a continuous narrative; and in every way, an effort is made to give a clear idea of the manner and content of the original. Although Cervantes certainly had no thought of writing a story for children, there are many passages in Don Quixote which appeal particularly to young readers; and it is hoped that this adaptation of such passages will serve a useful purpose in awakening a desire to become further acquainted with that great world's classic.

This book is dedicated to the children who read, with the hope that they will love the hero, laugh at his adventures, excuse his faults and learn wisdom from his experience.

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