Mother Goose of Yesteryear

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Every child remembers the classic nursery rhymes about the old lady who lived in a shoe and Jack and Jill and their pail of water. However, time and retelling have distorted these rhymes. Here, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from several different artists, are traditional versions of the poems.

Featured illustrators include Kate Greenaway, a children's book author and illustrator during the late 1800s, and Thomas Nast, the political cartoonist of Harper's Weekly who ...

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Overview

Every child remembers the classic nursery rhymes about the old lady who lived in a shoe and Jack and Jill and their pail of water. However, time and retelling have distorted these rhymes. Here, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from several different artists, are traditional versions of the poems.

Featured illustrators include Kate Greenaway, a children's book author and illustrator during the late 1800s, and Thomas Nast, the political cartoonist of Harper's Weekly who first attributed the Democratic Party with a donkey and the Republicans with an elephant. All of these illustrations bring back the spirit of Mother Goose and show her development and history over the decades.

From timeless classics like "Hickory Dickory Dock" to lesser-known rhymes like "Handy Spandy" and "There Was a Little Girl," this priceless collection will win the hearts of children of all ages.

Barbara Hallman Kissinger has had a long career in the crafts and collectibles field, in particular, those relating to Christmas. She designed and marketed her own line of wooden folk-art Santas that were sold in thirty states. Her other design projects include embroidery patterns for VSM Sewing, Inc. and wooden craft items for Better Homes and Gardens. In addition to researching and collecting materials about the history of Christmas, Ms. Kissinger, dressed as Mrs. Claus, has given holiday presentations to schoolchildren. Ms. Kissinger is the author of Christmas Past and Christmas Merrymaking, both published by Pelican.

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Kissinger presents more than 100 traditional rhymes illustrated with reproductions from 19th- and early-20th-century publications. The lengthy introduction provides some general background on the artwork and includes sections on Mother Goose in vintage books, newspapers and magazines, advertising ephemera (trade cards and paper dolls), and picture postcards. This is followed by the verses themselves, some familiar and some more obscure. All of the illustrations come from the author's own collection. Unfortunately, anyone interested in specific historical information will need to go elsewhere; the appended "Resource Guide" doesn't steer readers to any other source of information about the rhymes or the publications. This casual approach extends to some of the text; a few of the rhymes are missing verses that are typically included (e.g., "Rub-A-Dub-Dub" has only three lines). Young children will probably prefer the cleaner look of the wonderful collections illustrated by contemporary artists such as Lucy Cousins and Rosemary Wells. Consider this only for large collections with an interest in historical items.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589805576
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Hallman Kissinger, a resident of Burlington, Iowa, has had a long career in the crafts and collectibles field, in particular, those relating to Christmas. She designed and marketed her own line of wooden folk-art Santas that were sold in thirty states. Her other design projects include embroidery patterns for VSM Sewing, Inc. and wooden craft items for Better Homes and Gardens . In addition to researching and collecting materials about the history of Christmas, Ms. Kissinger, dressed as Mrs. Claus, has given holiday presentations to schoolchildren. She is also the author of Christmas Past, published by Pelican.
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