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Series: The Junior Classics

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The Junior Classics Volume 01: Fairy and Wonder Tales by William Patten1
The Junior Classics Volume 02: Folk Tales and Myths by William Patten2
The Junior Classics Volume 03: Tales from Greece and Rome by William Patten3
The Junior Classics Volume 04: Heroes and Heroines of Chivalry by William Patten4
The Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old by William Patten5
The Junior Classics Volume 06: Old-Fashioned Tales by William Patten6
The Junior Classics Volume 07: Stories of Courage and Heroism by William Patten7
The Junior Classics Volume 08: Animal and Nature Stories by William Patten8
The Junior Classics Volume 09: Stories of Today by William Patten9
The Junior Classics Volume 10: Poems Old and New by William Patten10
The Junior Classics Sets by William Patten99

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  1. The New Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old by Mabel Williams (1938)
  2. Old Mother West Wind by Thornton W. Burgess (1910)
  3. From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs by Amy L. Cohn (1993)
  4. The Adventures of Johnny Chuck by Thornton W. Burgess (1913)
  5. Knute Rockne: Young Athlete by Jr. Riper, Guernsey Van (1952)
  6. Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle (1942)
  7. The Far Frontier by William O. Steele (1959)
  8. Elizabethan Drama, Volume I: Marlow; Shakespeare by Charles William Eliot (1909)
  9. The Night Before Christmas and Other Popular Stories For Children by Clement Moore (1905)
  10. Departmental Ditties and Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
  11. Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus by James Otis (1881)
  12. My Book House (V.1-12) by Olive Beaupre Miller (1937)
  13. Penrod by Booth Tarkington (1914)
  14. The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature by Margaret E. Martignoni (1955)
  15. When Grapes Turn to Wine by Rumi (1986)

Series description

This is a 10-volume set of children's literature, intended as a young person's counterpart to the Harvard Classics series.

The first edition was published in 1912 by P. F. Collier and Son.. Another edition was published in 1918. Both editions were edited by William Patten, who was also the editor of the Harvard Classics.

(There were later Junior Classics sets edited by others, with different selections, but those are still under copyright.)


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