Note – this Kindle version of McGuffey’s First Reader contains all of the original illustrations that are in the printed books. Comments below which may say otherwise are referring to a different Kindle edition of this book.
Filled with happy tales, good morals, and a systematic approach to teaching reading, it is clear why McGuffey’s Readers have been among the most loved and most used books in American history. McGuffey’s First Reader starts out with the basics of the alphabet and gradually builds up the phonics skills and sight word recognition until the child is reading full paragraphs and narratives. The strength of this Reader is in its sequential gradation of skills. Its beauty is in its timeless stories.