McGuffey Readers are a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. The readers were among the first textbooks in America that were designed to become progressively more challenging with each volume. They were widely used from the mid-19th century to the early-20th century, and are still used in homeschooling today.
About 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary. This edition is based off the 1879 Revised Edition of the McGuffey Readers. As always, this edition is complete and unabridged.
William Holmes McGuffey was a renowned American educator, author, and minister who made an indelible mark on the landscape of education. Born in Pennsylvania, McGuffey's tireless commitment to fostering accessible and effective learning methods earned him a place of prominence in educational history. Learn More