Tales From A Village School

Tales From A Village School

Book - 1995
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Houghton
Our thirty-ninth book by Miss Read is a delightful collection of forty stories, first published forty years ago in England and collected here for the first time in book form. Based on Miss Read's (the real-life Dora Saint) own lifelong involvement with country schools, these stories chronicle the life of a village schoolteacher in the Berkshires. Whether describing the zestful decking of the church for the Harvest Festival or the wicked wisdom of a child confessing to breaking a skylight window, Miss Read captures the scenes of village school life and of childhood itself with humorous understanding of human foibles and a love of nature that have long endeared her to readers. Fresh and beautifully written, these stories led to the writing of Miss Read's popular novels set in the villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green. This is vintage Miss Read, sure to delight her many fans. Tales from a Village School includes a new foreword by the author and line drawings by Kate Dicker.

Baker & Taylor
A treasury of forty stories chronicles the life of a village schoolteacher in the Berkshires in England and captures the scenes and nuances of village school life

Blackwell North Amer
Illegal bartering of gingernuts in a murky corner of the playground, justice firmly being done on three malefactors who stole Mr. Henry's eggs - here, in these forty delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, are the dramas of the world of multiplication practice, muddy boots in the cloakroom, and nature walks, set against the changing seasons of the countryside.
These stories were first published in The Times Educational Supplement, Punch, and other publications forty years ago, and are now published in book form for the first time, with a new foreword and line drawings by Kate Dicker.

Baker
& Taylor

Collected for the first time in book form, this treasury of forty stories chronicles the life of a village schoolteacher in the Berkshires in England and captures the scenes and nuances of village school life.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995
ISBN: 9780395717622
0395717620
Branch Call Number: F REA
Characteristics: p. cm

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