A Sad Note

Chris Sullivan or Adele Lennig andromeda at mn.rr.com
Wed Sep 22 08:11:27 EDT 2004


Greetings, Joseph.

I started reading Tom Sawyer o my eleven-year-old daughter and had to quit
because I could tell that it was going right over her head.  Not only were
some of the words unknown to her, but the complexity of the sentences was
way beyond fifth graders.

It might be TV.

Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "JOSEPH HILL" <GOODBOOKS at webtv.net>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 4:49 PM
Subject: A Sad Note


> A little off ML..but I have been a bad boy before.
> Under,"Books For Young People"in Everyman's Library,I have just finished
> reading,Children Of The New Forest (1847). I have great doubts that few
> children could master the reading of that title today  (I had to use the
> dictionary).
> One cannot help being amazed how far we have come in education in the
> past 150 years...is it all due to TV?
>
> SPECIALIZE IN MODERN LIBRARY
> FOLIO SOCIETY OF LONDON
> LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
> EVERYMAN'S  LIBRARY
>
>
>
>





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