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jlarocco · 2018-12-24 · Original thread
Believe it or not, there's a book along those lines, but using BASIC:

https://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Chronicled-Learning-Comput...

They just don't make CS books like that any more.

Only loosely related but for lovers of weird programming texts, there's a bizarre gem called "Elementary Basic - Learning To Program Your Computer In Basic With Sherlock Holmes" by Henry Ledgard and Andrew Singer.

http://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Chronicled-Learning-Compute...

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