As an aspiring children’s writer, lover of books and someone who dreams of living in an old schoolhouse, these are perfect on so many levels!

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vintage children's readersVintage children’s readers
made in Australia 1956- 1961

Who remembers reading Gay Days? at school? Or the imaginatively titled Stories to Read? How about At the Farm? Practically everyone I know remembers Dick and Jane. Those strangely dressed children, with stilted speech patterns. Mind you, the parents spoke with a limited vocabulary too:
“Now I must buy a present,” said Father.
“Here is a little horse,” said Ken.
“Pamela could sit on it and we could rock her.”
“Yes, Mother and I will give her that horse. We will take it home with us.” [Gay Days, 1961 p.14]

Vintage children’s books are now very collectible- I think it’s due to nostalgia for printed media now that e-books are popular. And the fact that these stilted storied are buried deep in our subconscious. I can remember the stories as if they were yesterday!

This set comprises 6 books:

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