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Frog Went A-Courtin'

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Nobody knows how or when this story really started. We do know that it was written down in Scotland more than 400 years ago. But it has always been the kind of story that was told and sung to children, instead of being read to them.

Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.

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Overview

Nobody knows how or when this story really started. We do know that it was written down in Scotland more than 400 years ago. But it has always been the kind of story that was told and sung to children, instead of being read to them.

Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
A family favorite when I was growing up was Langstaff's Frog Went A-Courtin'. This 400-year-old Scotch ballad, which garnered a Caldecott for illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky, seems as absurd and appealing as ever, with its swashbuckling frog hero, maidenly mouse, and nuptials in a meadow rich with rollicking friends, including a banjo-playing bee and a jigging flea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156339001
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1972
  • Series: Voyager Books Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 304,033
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

     I used to read / sing this to groups of young children when I w

     I used to read / sing this to groups of young children when I was a children's librarian in New York City and it
    never failed to amuse them. Singing adds to the pleasure they get from the story, but is not necessary. The 
    large, colorful drawings are especially appealing. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    Frog Went A-Courtin'

    This book was very entertaining for me. Being from South Eastern Ky., I had heard the song long ago. It wasn¿t until I read the book that I realized what the song was about. I love the way the book puts the frog and the mouse together. The way she has to ask for permission to say yes to the proposal was so old fashioned. The book was not very colorful as far as the illustrations were concerned, but the context of it was very colorful. I would definitely read this book to my class and recommend that they read it themselves. I would also try to find some of the television programs that Mr. Langstaff has hosted over the years. He was host of ¿Making Music¿ and ¿Children Explore Books¿. Unfortunately, we can only enjoy his past accomplishments. John Langstaff passed away on Dec. 14, 2005. He was 84 years old, born Dec. 24, 1920. Langstaff, John. Frog Went A-Courtin¿. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. Reading Level 2.7

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2006

    Almost everyone can remember being in music class in elementary school singing, ¿Frog went a courtin¿ he did ride...¿

    This book is based upon the wonderful folk tale about frog and mouse that has been passed down from generation to generation. The song has it¿s origins in England and Scotland with the music having it¿s origins in Southern Appalachia. It was finally preserved for future generations in the works or John Langstaff who combined different versions of the story to create this masterpiece. This book tells the tale of the courtship and marriage of frog and mouse. Although some of the words may vary from the version that you may have been taught, it is exciting to read all the different versions come together. With the fantastic, colorful illustrations, the tale is brought to life. This story can be read aloud or sung with a friend. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Dating Frogs?!

    Did you ever think a frog could get married? For that matter, did you ever think a frog could marry a mouse?! Well, that's who Frog tries to marry in this book. But will Uncle Rat let Miss Mouse marry frog? You'll have to read the book to find out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    Caldecott Winner Frog Went A-Courtin'

    This book is a staple in the children¿s stories. It is an interesting story about a frog and a mouse that are wed with the consent of Uncle Rat. This is shown in the following: ¿He took Miss Mousie on his knee, `Pray Miss Mousie, will you marry me?¿ `Without my Uncle Rat¿s consent I would not marry the president¿¿¿. The illustrations in the book play a huge role in the mindset of the targeted five to eight year old audiences. The author, John Langstaff, was born in 1920 and died in 2005. He has had several book published. Langstaff, John. Frog Went A-Courtin¿. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1955.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    great book

    Shawna Wyatt Book Review Frog-Went-A-Courtin¿ Authored By: John Langstaff Illustrator: Feodor Rojankovsky This book is a great book for elementary school kids. The plot is a frog who courts a mouse and proposes. Hey have a wedding and invite all of their animal friends. The words of the book is also a folk song and can be sun to children. This book could be used to introduce a science lesson or a music lesson. John Langstaff is a popular concert singer. He made this book out of different versions sung in different places in America and other parts of the world. The music is one of earliest tunes associated with the ballad, and s used in southern Appalachian Mountains.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Frog A Courtin

    The book is an okay book that plays out as a song as you read it, it is like you are singing the story. The book is also a Cadlecott winner, which I can kinda see cause some of the pictures are interesting like the frog dressed up with boots and has a horse. For a kids book it is fun to read.

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