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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Chat About Letters
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The letters of the alphabet are chatting among themselves about which words they would like to stand for. Each letter chooses a positive moral attribute they would like children to adopt - for example, C chooses 'courage', and K chooses 'kind'. The reader is then invited to try to live up to these values.

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 45-47
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