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Thursday, October 31, 2019

1000 percent and counting


With 15 days left, the Junior Classics campaign is now at 1015 percent of goal. Are you tired of winning yet?

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38 Comments:

Blogger Brett baker October 31, 2019 10:59 AM  

Not tired at all.

Blogger Gregory the Tall October 31, 2019 11:05 AM  

I am so glad for you!

Blogger David The Good October 31, 2019 11:22 AM  

It was the perfect time for this venture.

Blogger Dr Caveman October 31, 2019 11:25 AM  

Congratulations. I hope the collection will become available through Castalia as well. I'd love to get this when I enter a more settled stage of my life

Blogger Brick Hardslab October 31, 2019 11:44 AM  

Is this getting any media attention? Imagine what we could do if our media was not an active enemy. This feels like one of those fire of dreams moments. You built it now everybody is coming.

Blogger D Zniger October 31, 2019 11:45 AM  

I´m number 1179. Had to listen to the latest darkstreams...

Blogger Stilicho October 31, 2019 11:50 AM  

I am currently in the doghouse for supporting the hardcover edition. When I told my wife what I had done, she showed me the 1962 edition her father had recently sent to us along with a bunch of other books of hers. Naturally, I explained that the 1918 was a better edition in many ways, with different stories. Some eyerolling ensued, but I turned the conversation to a need to build a more formal library in the house for display and ease of access to many books that are currently boxed up. All good.

Blogger Karen took the Kids October 31, 2019 12:18 PM  

As you say yourself, the pursuit of the good, the beautiful and the true is a reward in itself. Worth every penny.

Blogger MidnightSun October 31, 2019 12:44 PM  

I will be one of the last minute purchasers as I suspect many others will be not only because I get paid once a month but because this offer is to hard to resist! Who knows, you'll may hit half a million.

Deus Vult

Blogger Unknown October 31, 2019 12:44 PM  

Vox, I'm interested in this series for my son. I just have a couple questions.

1) Are the original forwards/prologues/epilogues included for each volume?
2) Is there any new text such as new forwards/prologues/epilogues?

Forgive me if you already answered this.

Blogger Newscaper312 October 31, 2019 12:44 PM  

Vox,
Just having to go digital for now -- already backed, but wanted to also go ahead and get a 2nd digital set for my son. Wanted to show support by paying twice. Any way to do that now, or just wait until in the the Castalia store a a normal purchase?

Blogger Newscaper312 October 31, 2019 12:47 PM  

Asked once before but never saw an answer...
Have y'all considered getting reprint rights to the Classics Illustrated comics? I believe that license is inactive. Would think would have a similar appeal, at least a subset in digital.

Blogger maniacprovost October 31, 2019 12:50 PM  

No, sir, I am NOT tired of winning; I resent the implication.

Blogger Soap and Ham October 31, 2019 12:51 PM  

Dark Legion home school curriculum and supplements when? We must raise up a generation of St. Bonifaces, Augustines, Ambroses, Catherines, Aquinas, Bridgettes, Benedicts, Don Juans and Georges. Heresies need slaying. Lepanto must be won again. We won't get that with Harry Potter and PBS kids.

Blogger VD October 31, 2019 12:52 PM  

1) Are the original forwards/prologues/epilogues included for each volume?
2) Is there any new text such as new forwards/prologues/epilogues?


Yes. And yes.

Any way to do that now, or just wait until in the the Castalia store a a normal purchase?

Just back it a second time.

Have y'all considered getting reprint rights to the Classics Illustrated comics?

No.

Blogger Mauldication Bear October 31, 2019 12:56 PM  

Found out my wife is pregnant with our first and got to hear the heartbeat this morning. These Junior Classics are my first purchase for the child I have yet to meet. Thanks, Vox!

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare October 31, 2019 1:05 PM  

Tired? Not even a little bit.

Blogger Doktor Jeep October 31, 2019 1:16 PM  

Can't afford to be tired. If there is no winning then there is no going home.

Blogger VFM Bear October 31, 2019 1:34 PM  

Not only not tired, but energized to be able to take part in it!

It's almost like morale is important or something.

Blogger Daniel October 31, 2019 1:35 PM  

How in hell is this not on the most funded list for Writing and Publishing? Those crazy algorithms!

Blogger VD October 31, 2019 1:39 PM  

These Junior Classics are my first purchase for the child I have yet to meet.

A dad for a day and already crushing! Congratulations.

Blogger Cetera October 31, 2019 1:48 PM  

I wish I had a bunch of spare money, or kids, or both. I'd back this. But since all of my children are in heaven before me, and I don't have extra funds, I wish Castalia House and all the backers the best! Thanks for making this possible! Thanks for all you do for us, VD and supporters!

Maybe someday I'll have nieces or nephews that I can get them for. Will Castalia work on keeping them in print in the future?

Blogger VD October 31, 2019 2:07 PM  

Will Castalia work on keeping them in print in the future?

Most certainly.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 31, 2019 2:21 PM  

Soap and Ham wrote:Dark Legion home school curriculum and supplements when?

In the mean time, look at Robinson Curriculum if your kids are significantly above average. I never used it, but it looks OK. We used Sonlight and that was OK. Abeka is good if you like worksheets.

Singapore Math is pretty good for the elementary math. It has lots of good word problems. We're using Saxon Math Calculus this year. Once we just bought a college pre-calc text for a high school math program.

Apologia Science for the high schoolers, or just buy a college text and tell them to figure it out and ask you questions as needed.

Literature is available on Project Gutenberg.

Use any curriculum or none at all. Keep 'em home and make 'em learn something is the important thing.

Blogger 7916 October 31, 2019 2:41 PM  

Right start math is good too, and then you can switch to saxon on higher levels.

Also recommend Classical Conversations, especially if you have multiple children. Hearing your 3 year old sing latin conjugations or do the 10 commandments is awakening. It also provides a community and support network for you wife which makes homeschooling (and social life) far far easier.

Blogger Athanasius Gabardinus October 31, 2019 2:41 PM  

Got the set of hardcovers, #1395.

I'm from Germany and my young son doesn't know enough English yet to read these stories, but he'll be learning, and ... what better to teach him with, than something like this.

Blogger WileyCoyote October 31, 2019 2:44 PM  

EPUB Edition Ordered. Thank you.

Blogger Steve Samson October 31, 2019 2:50 PM  

Will definitely be purchasing a hardcover version when I'm feeling a bit richer, and excited to see what the next project will be.

Blogger Avo October 31, 2019 2:53 PM  

Got the hardcovers. Can't wait to read to my kids. I've never contributed to a crowdfund before so please excuse my ignorance - when went through the process, it didn't ask my address. Will we give shipping details later? I'm in Australia.

Blogger Athanasius Gabardinus October 31, 2019 3:08 PM  

Avo - " when went through the process, it didn't ask my address. Will we give shipping details later? I'm in Australia." - same for me, I assume this will be worked out and won't mind paying whatever the extra shipping cost might be (I'm in Germany).

Blogger VD October 31, 2019 3:17 PM  

Will we give shipping details later?

Yes. People will move between now and the time to ship the 10 volumes.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch October 31, 2019 3:27 PM  

We were finally able to put some money in for that 10-volume set this week. Looks like a great set for homeschooling. Thanks for doing this.

Blogger Fergus October 31, 2019 4:05 PM  

Always work at reading, writing, martial skills, archery, and horse riding. There is no need to detail this. Hold literary skills in your left hand, martial skills in your right. This is the law from ancient times. Never neglect it.
Hojo Soun (1432-1519 AD)

Blogger maniacprovost October 31, 2019 4:12 PM  

These Junior Classics are my first purchase for the child I have yet to meet.

Congratulations. You have about 6 months left to barricade everything you own behind prison windows and enjoy whatever your hobbies used to be. Under no circumstances allow the Junior Classics to fall into the hands of children.

Blogger John Bradley October 31, 2019 9:40 PM  

While I covet the hardcover set because they'd look so nice on my bookshelf, the lack of any children (or excess cash) means I can't justify pulling the trigger on those. But the ebook versions, that's a no-brainer, for my own edification if nothing else.

Blogger Bryan October 31, 2019 9:47 PM  

Thanks for the reminder. I sat down and took care of this tonight. Set of hardcovers. Excited to get the. Also get the same satisfaction I get went planting a tree that will provide lots of shade down the road.

Blogger Richard Martel November 01, 2019 1:43 AM  

Memoria Press is excellent, I suggest you check them out. I would substitute their math with Saxon Math though.

Blogger Thad Tuiol November 01, 2019 4:17 AM  

@37
Yes, I second Memoria Press, especially their Latin program. I taught myself Latin following it, starting at the most basic little kids' level. My advice to any adult starting Latin is don't be too proud to be a child again and chant those declensions and conjugations!

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