This is the first volume we have seen in the new series of Rainbow Classics, prepared under the editorship of May Lamberten Becker, Children's Book Editor of N.Y. Herald Tribune. If this -- and a beautiful brochure on the series prepared by the publishers -- are indicative of the quality of the books, they can be counted on as a superb property from both merchandise angle for book stores and book departments, and as sound additions to shelves of classics for public libraries and private collections. Type -- format -- illustrations all reach a high level and the quality of the paper is as good as the present exigencies make possible. Approximately 50 volumes are projected of which 18 are to be released this Spring. The first six titles to be released are these:- ROBIN HOOD, BLACK BEAUTY, HANS THE KINK OF THE GOLDEN RIVER, and A CHILD'S OF HOOD is a must in every 9 to 12 year olds' reading, and in her introduction, Mrs. Becker gives one a sense of his place in history as well as legend. The text follows the traditional tales, with careful selection and arrangement, and a style that does not give the child a sense of the stories being dated.