My Grandma's First Grade Reading Book
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
June 30, 2020 12:19pm CST
My Dad's mother was a school teacher many years ago. She taught at a a one room school situated out in the country in Turner, Michigan. Grandma's first love in this world was children. I was going through some old books and ran across this Walt Disney grade school reader. This was a book that Grandma used, to teach 6-8 year old children how to read. When she passed away, I somehow ended up with this wonderful book that I absolutely cherish! Photo: Mine
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• Cambridge, England
That's a great thing to have, for sure. It was first published around 1940. I thought you might like to see what second-hand booksellers are offering it at. Some people demand premium prices for old children's books (and there are some suckers who will pay those prices!) but most of the sellers charge about what it's worth - in good condition, about $10, because it must have had quite a big print run and went through several editions.
• Cambridge, England
@kobesbuddy Nor would I, if it were mine! It's interesting to see whether there are other copies around and how much people offer them for. One hopes that some, at least, are bought by people who remember them from their childhood and want to recapture that magic. I was amazed to see how much Mickey and Minny (and Donald and Pluto) have changed over the years.
• United States
@kobesbuddy Reading is so important! I speak as a former teacher. My grandkids were read to in the womb, the day they were born, and right up until they could read for themselves. Even then they were read books way above and beyond their level by my son and his wife. They are avid readers to this day. They do love their iPads, video games, and phones, but they are only allowed just so much time on them per day, even in the summer.
• Staten Island, New York
I love old books. Glad you have this to remember her by. My paternal grandparents had a ten-volume set of books by a Russian poet and author Alexander Pushkin. When they passed away I took the books, though one volume somehow had gone missing because there were only nine when I took them. When I see them on my shelf I am always reminded of them...