McGuffey's Eclectic Readers

McGuffey's Eclectic Readers

Primer and First Reader

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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Born in 1800, William Holmes McGuffey had a remarkable ability to memorize, and could commit to mind entire books of the Bible. After becoming a teacher at the age of 14, classroom size was just one of several challenges faced by McGuffey. In many one-teacher schools, students' ages varied from six to twenty-one, and few textbooks existed. In 1835, a publishing firm asked McGuffey to create a series of graded Readers for primary level students. The series consisted of stories, poems, essays and speeches and it is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary. Since 1961 they have continued to sell at a rate of some 30,000 copies a year. No other textbook bearing a single person's name has come close to that mark
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2010
[United States] : Mission Audio : 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781596441941
1596441941
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 42 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Field, Robin - Narrator
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