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William S. Gray


(1885 - 1960)

William S. Gray

William S. Gray was a Professor of Education at the University of Chicago, as well as the well-known author of many Dick and Jane books. More than any single individual, Doctor Gray influenced the teaching of reading around the world.


How the Rabbit Fooled the Whale and the Elephant and Other Stories (1946)

A collection of short stories including How the Rabbit Fooled the Whale and the Elephant, originally published as Rosebud by Ludwig Bemelmans along with The Man Who Kept House and Why the Bear Has a Short Tail.

Author(s): May Hill Arbuthnot
Ludwig Bemelmans
William S. Gray
Illustrator(s): Anne Fleur

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The New Times and Places (1962)

An elementary school reader which contains an excerpt from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright which was illustrated by Stephani Godwin, and a version of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss which was illustrated by Mary Gehr.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Sterling North
Carl Sandburg
Dr. Seuss
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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Paths and Pathfinders (1946)

The Guidebook edition includes material for teachers as well as the actual elementary school reader. There was also a Cathedral edition.

Author(s): William S. Gray
Et al
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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