Books: Rose Is a Gertrude

THE WORLD Is ROUND—Gertrude Stem —William R. Scott ($2.50).

When her publishers suggested that she write a children's book, Gertrude Stem was delighted with the idea. Many a grown-up and many a child will be delighted with the result, especially if grownups follow directions by reading it out loud-"if you have any trouble, read faster and faster." The World Is Round has 34 chapters about a little girl named Rose and her cousin Willie. Long and serious practice has given witty Miss Stem a mastery over itty language that puts most children's writers in the shade. Any child can understand such information...

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