Stories for Fun and Adventure was published in 1961. This companion volume should prove as valuable as its predecessor. It can stand on its own as an anthology of humorous and exciting short stories. The bonus extra lies in the fact that all were chosen with the needs and interests of fifth and sixth graders in mind -- the ones who have not yet discovered ""that reading can be a rewarding experience"". This brings readers to books they might not touch. The higher status format for picture book texts such as Holding's The Lazy Little Zulu and Elkin's The Loudest Noise in the World gives older readers a second crack at some of the fun offered to the story hour set. The vocabularies have not been combed of their challenging words. According to the introduction the editors have checked these to see that the difficult words are defined by the context in which they are used. Last, but not least, there is the assurance that these have all been pre-tested successfully with an audience that shed some of its reluctance.