Faith and Freedom Catholic Readers

The Story Tree

Book cover: 'The Story Tree'
Copyright:
1964
Publisher:
Seton Press
Binding:
Softcover
Number of pages:
224 pages
Subject(s):
Faith and Freedom Catholic Readers
Grade / Age level:
Elementary
Review:

This reading text is the third of three used in the third grade at Seton Home Study School.

Perspective:
Catholic
Additional notes:
Binding details: softcover-glued
Reviewed By:
Alicia Van Hecke
Available From:
Emmanuel Books
Available From:
Stella Maris Books

This is Our Land

Book cover: 'This is Our Land'
Copyright:
1965
Publisher:
Seton Press
Binding:
Softcover
Number of pages:
416 pages
Subject(s):
Faith and Freedom Catholic Readers
Grade / Age level:
Elementary
Review:

This reading text is used in the fourth grade at Seton Home Study School. It provides a wide variety of stories and poems of a rather engaging nature for young readers. Some examples include selected chapters from popular books by authors such as Beverly Cleary and Carolyn Haywood, several well-known Fables and Fairy Tales, Greek Myths, Bible Stories, stories about Saints, and stories and poems from nature. The comprehension/study questions which follow each story are excellent. They are designed to help the reader identify subtleties in the story and consider the deeds of the characters. My husband, who has read some of these selections aloud to the children complains that they (stories such as those written by Cleary and Haywood) were "horribly written."

Perspective:
Catholic
Additional notes:
Binding details: softcover-glued
Reviewed By:
Alicia Van Hecke
Review Date:
1999
Available From:
Adoremus Books
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All Catholic Books
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By Way of the Family
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Emmanuel Books
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Stella Maris Books

This is Our Parish

Book cover: 'This is Our Parish'
Subject(s):
Faith and Freedom Catholic Readers
Grade / Age level:
Elementary
Review:

This reading text (used in the second grade at Seton Home Study School) has been a favorite among my children since we picked it up at a garage sale a number of years ago. Although basal readers (such as the Faith and Freedom readers) are designed for classroom use and not an essential part of a homeschool curriculum, I remember clearly how much I enjoyed receiving a new reader each school year and how I devoured all the interesting stories reading in bed on my first night of school. This is Our Parish reminded me that my children will probably delight in such stories in a similar way. They also provide a variety of different stories that may spark a child's interest in a realm that he would not have otherwise explored.

Reviewed By:
Alicia Van Hecke
Review Date:
2-20-01
Available From:
Emmanuel Books
Available From:
Stella Maris Books

This is Our Town

Book cover: 'This is Our Town'
Copyright:
1963
Publisher:
Seton Press
Binding:
Softcover
Number of pages:
320 pages
Subject(s):
Faith and Freedom Catholic Readers
Grade / Age level:
Elementary
Review:

This reading text is the first of three used in the third grade at Seton Home Study school.
In the tradition of the Faith and Freedom readers, this book offers family stories centering around a parish Church and school, stories of saints, fairy tales, folk tales and some just plain silly stories designed for reading practice and pleasure.

Perspective:
Catholic
Additional notes:
Binding details: softcover-glued
Reviewed By:
Alicia Van Hecke
Review Date:
4-26-01
Available From:
Emmanuel Books
Available From:
Stella Maris Books

This is Our Valley

Book cover: 'This is Our Valley'
Copyright:
1963
Publisher:
Seton Press
Binding:
Softcover
Number of pages:
329 pages
Subject(s):
Faith and Freedom Catholic Readers
Grade / Age level:
Elementary
Review:

This reading text is the second of three used in the third grade at Seton Home Study School. My children have enjoyed many of the stories as a read-aloud. The book provides a wide variety of selections - fairy tales, poems, folk tales, biographies, etc. These new reprints have a glossy soft-cover with a beautiful image and text with black-and-white pictures. Although the original images within the text were color, these reproductions are well-done. Given that some of the illustrations are of the cheezy-sixties variety, I think some of the illustrations actually came out nicer in black and white than in the original color.

Perspective:
Catholic
Additional notes:
Binding details: softcover-glued
Reviewed By:
Alicia Van Hecke
Available From:
Emmanuel Books
Available From:
Stella Maris Books
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