Grammar-Land, the Preface

The next book in the “Kara’s Free Audiobooks” podcast is a wonderful little thing called “Grammar-Land”:

In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land.

Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then, even their own subjects would laugh at them, and would say: “Poor things!

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, and talkative Adjective; busy Dr. Verb, and Adverb; perky Preposition, convenient Conjunction, and that tiresome Interjection, the oddest of them all.

Here is the Preface and Introduction:
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6 Responses to “Grammar-Land, the Preface”

  1. Virginia

    Just wanted to let you know that finding Librivox and getting to listen to you and others read to me has been one of the highlights of my year. And Librivox got a nod on the Threads Magazine website today.

  2. kara

    That’s so nice to hear, Virginia! Glad you’re enjoying the recordings. I couldn’t find Librivox on the Threads website — can you point me to the article?

  3. Virginia

    Here’s the link; it is a comment in the section on “what do you listen to while you sew?” I’m hoping it will introduce some sewers to the fun of Librivox! What could be better than going through Lucy Maude Montgomery while sewing or crafting?!

    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17193/do-you-have-a-soundtrack-for-your-sewing

  4. kara

    Oh there it is — thanks! Neat :)

  5. Norma

    I would really like to say a very big Thank You for your wonderful story voice.. I just finished listening to A Little Princess..
    I go to bed with my ipod, as I am not a very good sleeper and I can tell you that I really, really, really enjoy listening to you and the stories..
    Your wonderful
    Thanks
    Norma (Australia)

  6. kara

    I’m so glad, Norma :) I’m a poor sleeper, too, and audiobooks really help me.


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