Mother Goose of Yesteryear

Mother Goose of Yesteryear

by Barbara Kissinger
     
 

"A book to be shared with a special child, preferably over hot cocoa."
--The Iowan magazine

"This book would make a pleasant gift for a child or collector or lover of Mother Goose."
--Maine Antique Digest

The magic of Mother Goose comes to life in this collection of lore, illustrations, ads, and postcards from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Each chapter

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"A book to be shared with a special child, preferably over hot cocoa."
--The Iowan magazine

"This book would make a pleasant gift for a child or collector or lover of Mother Goose."
--Maine Antique Digest

The magic of Mother Goose comes to life in this collection of lore, illustrations, ads, and postcards from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Each chapter explores the history of Mother Goose from the first publications of her now-famous nursery rhymes to early postcards that became collectibles in the early 1900s.

With illustrations from well-known artists such as Kate Greenaway, Thomas Nast, Walter Crane, and Ethel Franklin Betts, the author brings Mother Goose to life. Included are dozens of nursery rhymes with everything from children's classics like "Old King Cole" to riddles like "I was going to St. Ives."

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589805576
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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