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5.0 out of 5 stars
Treasure-trove of Educational Ideology, March 5 2004
For those who are interested in Miss Mason's philosophy of education or are still forming their own, this set is "must" reading. Deep, intense, and serious in some places, the 6-book set is not a quick read. The series needs to be intellectually digested and the time of the writing held in context. Many of her turn-of-the-century examples can be wisely applied by a contemporary reader.
I read several other books about Miss Mason's method before I attempted to read the Original Series. A Charlotte Mason Companion, More Charlotte Mason Education, and Educating the Whole-hearted Child were good introductions to her method.
Reading the entire Original Series was a rewarding experience. I am reading them for the second time now and would recommend them to anyone interested in her method and philosophy.