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Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times
     

Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times

by Karen Dolby
 

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Everyone has their favorite nursery rhymes, learned when we were so young that we seem to always have known them and their instantly recognizable tunes and rhythms. For many, they were the first verses we heard, the first lines we learned by heart. Much more than simple verses for children, nursery rhymes are interwoven with our earliest memories and are part of

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Everyone has their favorite nursery rhymes, learned when we were so young that we seem to always have known them and their instantly recognizable tunes and rhythms. For many, they were the first verses we heard, the first lines we learned by heart. Much more than simple verses for children, nursery rhymes are interwoven with our earliest memories and are part of our heritage. This beautiful collection examines the history of these rhymes, looking at how they have evolved through the centuries, and the controversies surrounding their origins.

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"Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in old rhymes, or really in history generally. . . a beautiful book." —Bookbag

"A beautifully presented, absorbing and informative book of best-loved and well-known nursery rhymes, children's songs and lullabies." —Countryman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843179597
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Dolby is also the author of numerous children's titles, including Chocolate Island, Dragon in the Cupboard, and House of Shadows.

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