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"The One-Room Schoolhouse: Stories About Boys" & "Growing Up With Dick and Jane"

Updated: May 17, 2019

Following are books that were advertised in Better Homes and Gardens magazine in March 1998.  Not known if they are still available:

The One-Room Schoolhouse: Stories About Boys is a collection of more that 100 short stories of life in the Midwest where electricity was a magical novelty and cities were a distant rumor. Indelibly American, these tales are of farm kids finding their way and contending with grown-ups, city kids, birth, death, rats, skunks and mean ponies...From Vintage Contemporaries, a division of Random House, Inc., The 224 page softcover book costs $16.95, which includes shipping, handling and applicable sales tax. (Quantities are limited.)

Growing Up With Dick and Jane is an entertaining and informative book featuring the fictional brother and sister who taught more than 85 million children to read. The text tracks historical, cultural, social, and educational events of the era.  Illustrations include watercolors and photos from original Dick and Jane primers. The 112 page softcover book from Harper-Collins also comes with a sampler of original stories and cutout dolls. The Price is $24.95, which includes shipping, handling and applicable sales tax.”


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