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  • Writer's pictureLeah Jones

The Book of Knowledge.

Is your child among the Gifted?

“The mentally gifted child needs special attention. There are 150 to 200 such children out of every 5,000, and the vast majority of these are not receiving the special educational attention which they should have.”

Statement taken from the speect of U.S. Commissioner of Education. William J. Cooper, before the National Education Association.

The Book of Knowledge is my newest acquisition to my small collection of antique science books. While my chemistry degree gets dusty, I still love the history of science. I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading past accounts of what the future would hold. A book of my Grandpa’s I wanted, but could not locate, was one with a periodic list of all 18 elements. YES!

So, today I grabbed The Book of Knowlege for $1.00 at a garage sale. I thought it was a catch all book about science, but it is actually a sales tool. Possibly for a traveling salesman, this has 1/2 chapters and illustrations from all of the books in the series. The series that makes up the Book of Knowlege is to instill knowledge, ethics, morals, skills, manners, and advanced learning in youngsters. Here are some other great quotes.

The Book of Wonder: Why do I dream?

“The fewer dreams we have, the better, for that means that our sleep has been more complete; and if we are to have dreams, it is best to have the kind which are scarcely remembered. No dream has any meaning about the future.

“But, as a rule, a nightmare has its origins in the stomach, and it is disagreeable becausee it is aroused by disagreeable sensations there.”

Little Verses for Little People

There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread. She whipped them all soundly, and sent them to bed.

I’m pretty sure that is not the version my parents read me, ever. Scary. Also, did you know that in that SnowWhite was actually SnowDrop?

Fifty Plants Precious to Man.

The Wonderful Birth of Wheat.

Making Iron and Steel: The Wonderful Sight in the Great Furnaces.

From The Book of Our Own Life. How Wealth is Created. “The pool of London through which much of the world’s wealth passes.”

The Book of Knowledge boasts that the Book of Stories include “A story that teaches accuracy.” and “The best stories from all countries and all times.” and “These stories will make your child better, stronger and wiser to meet the problems of life.”

I’ll close the Book of Knowledge for now, but if you have any questions, just ask. The answer might be in this book.

P.S. 1931 out of London.

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