Sandford and Merton in Words of One Syllable


Sandford and Merton in Words of One Syllable, adapted from Thomas Day’s 1783 classic by Lucy Aikin, was published in 1868. Follow the coming of age of Tommy Merton, who starting as a spoiled and proud aristocrat at the age of six is transformed into a gentleman with the help of the “plain and honest” Henry (Harry) Sandford under the tutelage of their mentor Mr. Barlow. Lucy Aikin (a.k.a. Mary Godolphin) transcribed the original work into words of only one syllable that makes this classic accessible to those learning to read as well as those who want a clearer representation of the timeless story.

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97 (very easy)