These two books where given to me recently by my mom. They were part of her required school materials. She had to take these classes in school. I wish they would've made me do the same! I'm not sure if it was in elementary or in high school. Either way they are at least 50 yrs old. I'm not one to cross stitch but I find that the illustrations in that book will inspire something. We'll see. In any case I consider these real treasures.