The Skinny

Ok, in an attempt to justify my $99.95 purchase I went through gutenberg.org and made a list of the books you can NOT find there that you can get through Yesterday’s Classics (though that is not to say that you can’t get it for free elsewhere nor that it wouldn’t be in a compilation on gutenberg.org)

  • Jataka Tales by Ellen C Babbitt
  • More Jataka Tales by Ellen C Babbitt
  • Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Franks P. Bachman
  • Peeps At Many Lands: Ancient Greece by James Baikie
  • Peeps At Many Lands: Ancient Rom by James Baikie
  • For the Children’s Hour by Carolyn Bailey
  • Boys and Girls of Colonial Days by Carolyn Bailey
  • The Story of Roland by James Baldwin
  • Thirty More Famous People by James Baldwin
  • West African Folk Tales by W.H. Barker
  • Stories from the History of Rom by Emily Beesly
  • Little Folks’ Land by Madge Bigham
  • In the Days of Giants by Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Birds of the Air by Arabella Buckley
  • By the Pond and River by Arabella Buckley
  • Insect Life by Arabella Buckley
  • Plant Life in the Field and Garden by Arabella Buckley
  • Trees and Shrubs by Arabella Buckley
  • Wild Life in Woods and Fields by Arabella Buckley
  • Stories from Plato and Other Classic Writers by Mary E. Burt
  • Stories from Ancient Rome by Alfred J. Church
  • Stories of the East from Herodotus by Alfred J. Church
  • The Burning of Rome by Alfred J. Church
  • The Iliad for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church
  • The Story of the Last Days of Jerusalem by Alfred J. Church
  • The Story of the Persian War from Herodotus by Alfred J. Church
  • Three Greek Children by Alfred J. Church
  • A Child’s Book of Stories by Penrhyn Coussens
  • Our Little Athenian cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
  • Our Little Macedonian Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
  • Our Little Roman Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
  • Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by Julia Darrow Cowles
  • Stories of the Gorilla Country by Paul du Chaillu
  • The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables Bidpai by Maude Dutton
  • The Secret of Everyday Things by Jean Henri Fabre
  • The Story Book of Science by Jean Henri Fabre
  • The Wonder Book of Chemistry by Jean Henri Fabre (though gutenberg.org does have several by him that aren’t included in yesterday’s classics)
  • Stories of Old Greece by Emma Firth
  • Gods and Heros: An Introduction to Greek Mythology by RE Francillon
  • The Story of Rolf and the Viking’s Bow by Allen French
  • Parables from Nature by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  • The Children’s Plutarch:Tales of the Greeks by F.J. Gould
  • The Children’s Plutarch:Tales of the Romans by F.J. Gould
  • The Story of the Chosen People by H.A. Guerber
  • The Story of the Greeks by H.A. Guerber
  • The Story of the Romans by H.A. Guerber
  • Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren
  • Famous Men of Rome by John H. Haaren
  • Men of Old Greece by Jennie Hall
  • Tales and Customs of the Ancient Hebrews by Eva Herbst
  • Saints and Heros Since the Middle Ages by George Hodges
  • Saints and Heros to the End of the Middle Ages by George Hodges
  • The Early Church by George Hodges
  • The Sciences by Edward Holden
  • The Sandman: His House Stories by William J. Hopkins
  • The Sandman: His Ship Stories by William J. Hopkins
  • The Sandman: More Farm Stories by William J. Hopkins
  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Amelia Houghton
  • Favorite Greek Myths by Lilian Stoughton Hyde
  • The Story of Columbus by Gladys M. Imlach
  • God’s Troubadour, the Story of Saint Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett
  • Our Young Folks’ Plutarch by Rosalie Kaufman
  • The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh by Margaret Duncan Kelly
  • Stories from the Crusades by Janet Harvey Kelman

Matt just came and told me I am wasting my time.  I think he’s right.  I’m about halfway through the list of books I got and have sufficiently justified my purchase.

WHEW!  I didn’t want to be a sucker and I certainly didn’t want to perpetuate a scam!

So Yesterday’s Classics is still good as far as I’m concerned.  But I’m also SO happy to know about gutenberg.org because even though these books aren’t on there, a lot of the authors are and their other books are on there as well!

 

 

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