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Tales from the heritage of old Greece starting with legendary and mythical tales of gods and heroes and finishing with the conquests of Alexander the good. supplies brief bills of battles and sieges, and of the boys who made Greece a superb kingdom. appropriate for a long time 10 and up.

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Yesterday's Classics, LLC PO field 3418 Chapel Hill, NC 27515 Yesterday's Classics Yesterday's Classics republishes vintage books for kids from the golden age of kid's literature, the period from 1880 to 1920. lots of our titles are provided in top quality paperback variants, with textual content forged in glossy easy-to-read style for modern day readers. The illustrations from the unique volumes are integrated other than in these few instances the place the standard of the unique pictures is simply too low to make their copy possible. until distinctive differently, colour illustrations within the unique volumes are rendered in black and white in our print variants. Preface expensive LITTLE JOYCE,—One of the explanations why this publication is to be your personal is that the tale it tells starts off in Wonderland, and that's a land within which you and all different little humans wander at will. Grown up little ones, women and men as we name them, don't know the secrets and techniques of this unusual land, but there are a number of who can consistently locate their method throughout its border, as they used to do after they have been small such as you. a few few others there are who keep in mind its secrets and techniques good. Shall I inform you a number of the belongings you pay attention and spot and do in Wonderland? Why, whilst the wind blows gentle, faint whispers achieve your ear, yet you on my own be aware of what the whispers inform. whilst the brooks gurgle you pay attention joyous laughter, and within the springs of water you spot the glint of elfin eyes. because the bluebells shake within the breeze, your tiny ft march to the track of fairy palms, because the raindrops fall you assemble pearls along with your little arms. The secrets and techniques of this unusual Wonderland make you so pleased that you simply snicker and dance and sing. "Great, large, attractive, extraordinary international, With the fantastic water around you curled, And the glorious grass upon your breast, international you're splendidly drest. " the traditional Wonderland of Hellas, of which this tale tells, used to be in contrast to your Wonderland during this, that women and men dwelt in it in addition to girls and boys, and so they, too, observed and heard its secrets and techniques. And this used to be simply because, in a fashion now not identified to-day, every one had stored the guts of a bit baby. So it was once that those women and men heard voices within the wind and laughter within the streams, so it was once that they observed eyes in water springs and pearls in raindrops. extra even than this stuff the Hellenes observed. For throughout lone hillsides, via busy fields, in sacral groves and flower-sweet meadows, radiant figures sped. And the straightforward folks catching glimpses of those flitting kinds acknowledged one to the opposite, "The gods have come to dwell between us. Their presence it's that makes the earth so reasonable, so fabulous. " because the years handed and the Hellenes grew older, sterner instances got here. towns sprang up on hillsides and by way of riverbanks, and the gods have been seldom noticeable. males went to struggle, battles have been misplaced and gained. yet by no means, in victory or in defeat, did the folks lose their early love of attractiveness, or that unusual, dreamy feel of ask yourself, which from the start used to be ever plucking at their hearts. They longed to fulfil their goals of good looks, they needed to re-shape the realm.

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