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Words, reading and literature, and the school as it was, is and should be. by Maine. Office of state commissioner of education

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Published in [Augusta .
Written in English


  • Education -- Maine -- Curricula.,
  • English literature -- Study and teaching.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsLB1741 .M3
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p.
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23565148M
LC Control Number10005182

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