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James Baldwin

Author, Editor

(1841 - 1925)

James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. He is best remembered for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of heroes for older students. Other works include: The Story of Roland (1883), A Story of the Golden Age (1887), Old Greek Stories (1895), Fifty Famous Stories Retold (1896), Four Great Americans (1897), Hero Tales (1904), Fifty Famous People (1912) and In My Youth (1914).



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Best In Children’s Books Volume 10A (1963)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations. This revised edition substitutes an extract from Charlotte’s Web for Traveling the Underground Railroad.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Margery Williams Bianco
Brothers Grimm
Joseph Jacobs
Eric Knight
E. B. White
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ezra Jack Keats
Fritz Kredel
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Richard Scarry
Garth Williams
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 13 (1958)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Laura Bannon
Brothers Grimm
Rachel Field
Et al
Illustrator(s): Marguerite de Angeli
Paul Galdone
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 15 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Rudyard Kipling
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Don Freeman
Fritz Kredel
Henry C. Pitz
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 22 (1959)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, many of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Eugene Field
Grace Paull
Et al
Illustrator(s): Henry C. Pitz
Peter Spier
Et al

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Best In Children’s Books Volume 31 (1960)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Margery Clark
Eleanor Estes
Joseph Jacobs
Et al
Illustrator(s): Don Freeman
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Maurice Sendak
Edward Shenton
Et al

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Hero Tales From Many Lands (1961)

A collection of stories about the great heroes of mythology and history.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Howard Pyle
Kate Seredy
Et al
Illustrator(s): Gordon Laite

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The Sampo (1912)

A collection of traditional tales from the Finnish Kalevala. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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The Story of Roland (1930)

James Baldwin retells the story of Roland the great knight of France and his service to Charlemagne.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Illustrator(s): Peter Hurd

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The Story of Siegfried (1882)

A retelling of the Norse legends of Siegfried and the Volsung saga. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Illustrator(s): Howard Pyle

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