Thirty More Famous Stories Retold cover

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

James Baldwin (1841-1925)

1. Dedication; To the Boys and Girls
2. Columbus and the Egg
3. Upon A Peak in Darien--First Story
4. Upon A Peak in Darien--Second Story
5. The Fountain of Youth
6. Eureka!
7. Galileo and the Lamps
8. Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple
9. The First Printer
10. John Gutenberg and the Voices
11. James Watt and the Teakettle
12. Dr. John and His Father
13. Webster and the Woodchuck
14. Friar Bacon and the Brazen Head
15. As Rich as Croesus
16. The Gordian Knot
17. Why Alexander Wept
18. King Richard and Blondel
19. King John and Prince Arthur
20. King John and the Magna Charta
21. Frederick Barbarossa
22. The Man in the Iron Mask
23. The Fall of Troy
24. Penelope's Web
25. How Rome Was Founded
26. How Decius Mus Saved Rome
27. Delenda est Carthago!
28. Hannibal, the Hero of Carthage
29. Crossing the Rubicon
30. The White-headed Zal
31. Peter Klaus the Goatherd

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Summary

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold, the sequel to the popular Fifty Famous Stories Retold, retells the stories of legendary people and mythological figures in simple, easy-to-understand language appropriate for intermediate readers and listeners of all ages. Contained within are the fascinating and thrilling stories from science and myth, from Camelot and Rome, that every child should know. In James Baldwin's introduction he explains that: "Nearly all the stories are true, and there are not more than three or four that might not have happened. In every one there is something worth learning and remembering."