This book has a simple orange, paperback cover. It is a black & white reprint of an old Language Book, Pupils edition. There is no copyright listed so it is very old. The examples of letters, thank-you notes etc. in the book have dates in the year 1905. The lessons are divided in sections for Grades 1-3 and has many interesting, stories, poems, drawings & pictures. There are 142 sections (lessons) with teaching lessons, exercises, reviews & tests. We found it to be a fascinating piece of history as well as a fun way to learn. The pictures alone are worth hours of "picture study" with your children.