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      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  


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  1. My wife has a small collection of old readers and primers. She has one of the Pathways to Reading series published by Thomas Nelson 'The Educational Books Co.', written by Wees, Frances Shelley and Martha Maud Watterworth, and illustrated by Mary Hyrchenuk & W. R. Stark. The title of the booklet is "Baby Sally and Peter" and the background is a sand or dark gold color. When I did a search for the primer on the internet I ran across another Pathways to Reading Primer with the exact same illustration of the three children, but with the title "Baby Sally and Joe," and it has a baby blue background. This primer was published in 1945, a few years after the first Dick and Jane primers were first published. The inside also appears to be identical except the boy is named Joe in place of Peter. I have seen only the cover and page 1 of the blue 'Joe' version, so I cannot verify with certainty that the other pages are all identical. Does anyone have any explanation for the existence of these two similar versions of the book? I believe this series was used both in the US and in Canada, and possibly also in Great Britain and other British colonies. Was one the US edition and the other the Canadian or British edition? Why the two different names?