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What Were the Schoolbooks Like?
Readers: French-Language Readers
Nouvelle grammaire anglaise by J.B. Meilleur. St-Charles, village Debartzch [i.e. Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec]: Printed by A.C. Fortin, 1833
Teacher and educator, Jean Baptiste Meilleur, was a leading figure in education in French Canada. He was superintendent of public education in Lower Canada from 1842 to 1855.
Le livre des enfants. Québec: Thomas Cary et Cie., 1834
ABC des petits Canadiens by Maxine. Montréal: Éditions A. Lévesque, 1933
Although published somewhat later (1933), this is an excellent example of a reader for beginners.