Grammar-land Grammar in Fun for the Children of Schoolroom-shire: A Facsimile by M. L. Nesbitt
  

Grammar-land Grammar in Fun for the Children of Schoolroom-shire: A Facsimile

Written by M. L. Nesbitt
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Synopsis

Grammar-land Grammar in Fun for the Children of Schoolroom-shire: A Facsimile by M. L. Nesbitt

'They are funny fellows, these nine Parts-of-Speech. You will find out by-and-by which you like best amongst them all. There is rich Mr Noun, and his useful friend Pronoun; little ragged Article, talkative Adjective; busy Dr. Verb and Adverb; perky Preposition, convenient Conjunction, and that irksome Interjection, the oddest of them all.' Since it was first published in the 1870s this delightful little book has been teaching children (and adults in need of a refresher) the basic rules of English grammar through its allegorical story set in the fictional world of Grammar-land. The nine parts of speech that inhabit this land - including Mr Noun, the Adjective, Dr Verb and the Preposition - are brought to trial by Judge Grammar to settle disputes over the rules of language. Each part of speech is called in turn to take the stand where they are questioned by Dr Syntax and Sgt Parsing, and in so doing the reader learns, almost without realising, the rules of grammar. This appealing facsimile edition, containing black and white illustrations, once again brings the characters of English grammar to life, for the entertainment and edification of adults and children alike.

Reviews

Readers desirous of brushing up on their nominative, objective and possessive cases might be well advised to eschew the growing modern stacks of stentorian and often wrong guides to English prose and instead procure this delightful facsimile edition of an 1889 guide to ''Grammar in Fun for the Children of Schoolroomshire.'

, Judge Grammar, is a likeable old cove, given to snoozing in his robes and eating pages of the dictionary for lunch; flanked by assistants Brother Parsing and Dr Syntax, he interrogates all the Parts of Speech one by one. -- Guardian --Steven Poole

About the Author

M. L. Nesbitt is the author of several books for children, such as Harold's Choice; Or, Boyhood's Aims and Manhood's Work and Charlie's Choice.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
124 pages

Author

M. L. Nesbitt
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Publisher

The British Library Publishing Division

Publication date

1st September 2010

ISBN

9780712358064


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