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Series: Childcraft: The How and Why Library 1949

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Poems of Early Childhood by J. Morris Jones1
Storytelling and Other Poems by Childcraft2
Folk and Fairy Tales by Field Enterprises3
Animal Friends and Adventures by Childcraft4
Life in Many Lands by Field Enterprises5
Great Men and Famous Deeds by Childcraft6
Exploring the World Around Us by Childcraft7
Creative Play and Hobbies by Childcraft8
The Growing Child by Field Enterprises9
Guidance and Development by Childcraft10
Ways of Learning by Childcraft11
Guide to Childcraft by Childcraft12
Art and Music by ChildcraftSupplement
Science and Industry by ChildcraftSupplement

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12 volume edition of "Childcraft: The How and Why Library" published in 1949. See the Childcraft Wiki page for more details about the different editions.

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