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5 Reasons …

…why you should get Volume Two of The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature are the fantastic mini-novels included among this big, beautiful, lavishly illustrated book’s 38 stories: Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer, Detective,” Jack London’s “The Cruise of the Dazzler,” Marion Ames Taggart’s “The Wyndham Girls,” Adeline Knapp’s “The Boy and the Baron,” and Julia Truitt Bishop’s “Another Chance.” All are top-class literature surpassing most anything published today for kids. Take “Another Chance”–it’s about a poor girl who gets an opportunity to go to college, and then, through selfishness and cruelty, loses it, and the world crashes in on her. But then the person she has mistreated shows mercy, and given this second chance, the girl redeems herself. Trust me: it is a story so well told, that teaches a clear moral, that makes an impression. Now isn’t that exactly what you want your children or grandchildren to be reading? You can order this acclaimed book–it makes a great Christmas gift–as well as National Review’s other superior children’s titles, here.

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