How and Why Program Little Questions That Lead to Great Discoveries by Eleanor Atkinson 1940's T.G. Nichols Co. Inc. Five Book Set

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Journey into the world of knowledge with the 1940's edition of How and Why Program Little Questions That Lead to Great Discoveries, a five-book set by Eleanor Atkinson, published by T.G. Nichols Co., Inc.

This set includes the following volumes: Travel Unit (1942, 222 pages) with a 30-page instant guide, Nature Unit (415 pages) some water damaged pages near the back of the book, Knowledge Unit (1943, 648 pages ) some water damaged pages near the back of the book, Nursery and Health Rhymes (1943, 208 pages), and My Hero Book (1943, 416 pages).

These books were part of the H, K, N, S, and T (Heroes-Knowledge-Nature-Stories-Travel) edition, a popular children's literature program in the 1950s. Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson, a journalist, publisher, and author, has crafted an engaging and educational series that captivates young minds. While the set shows minor stains on the cover of the Stories volume and some pages, it remains a wonderful addition to any young reader's library, offering a treasure trove of stories, facts, and insights.


  • Author: Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson
  • Publisher: T.G. Nichols Co., Inc.
  • Year: 1940's
  • Volumes: 5 (Travel, Nature, Knowledge, Nursery & Health Rhymes, My Hero)
  • Dimensions: 10" x 7" each
  • Condition: Minor stains on the covers and water damage on some pages. all pages are legible.

Four Key Features:

  1. Diverse Topics: Covers a range of subjects from travel to nature, knowledge, rhymes, and heroes.
  2. Educational Value: Ideal for young learners eager to explore various subjects.
  3. Vintage Charm: A peek into 1950s children's literature and educational trends.
  4. Comprehensive Collection: Includes a general index for the entire set.

Beyond The Final Page:

The "How and Why Program" set is more than just a collection of books; it's a gateway to discovery and imagination for young readers. It invites exploration and instills a love for learning in an engaging and enjoyable way.


This vintage book set has been previously loved and shows signs of age, including minor stains on the covers and some pages. These imperfections add to its historical charm and value. Please refer to the photos for more details, and feel free to contact us for additional information or pictures.

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