Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

by James Whitcomb Riley, Will Vawter
     
 

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First produced in 1890, this charming book includes 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, such as "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man." Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's illustrations of scenes such as "The Nine Goblins," "The Circus Day Parade," and "Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys," Riley Child-Rhymes with

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First produced in 1890, this charming book includes 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, such as "Old Aunt Mary's," "Little Orphant Annie," and "The Raggedy Man." Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vawter's illustrations of scenes such as "The Nine Goblins," "The Circus Day Parade," and "Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys," Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures recalls simpler times gone by. This Library of Indiana Classics edition reproduces the 1905 edition. A must-have for Riley enthusiasts everywhere, this book offers a look at how childhood was lived a century ago.

Editorial Reviews

Nuvo Newsweekly
"Charming, endearing, enduring; these 39 poems by James Whitcomb Riley touch heart, mind, soul. Vignettes of childhood a century ago, their humanity endures and connects." —Nuvo Newsweekly, December 8, 2010

Wisconsin Press Bookwatch
"Thoughtful and charming after all these years, and accompanied by plenty of nostalgic hand drawn pictures of the era, Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures is a choice collection, highly recommended." —Wisconsin Press Bookwatch, December 2010

Indiana Magazine of History
"Riley's poetry is especially enjoyable when read aloud—"The Bear Story" alone is worth the price of this book." —Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 107, no. 1, March 2011

From the Publisher
"Riley's poetry is especially enjoyable when read aloud — "The BearStory" alone is worth the price of this book." — Indiana Magazine of History, Vol.107, no. 1, March 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253355690
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
Library of Indiana Classics
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
525,262
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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The South Wind and the Sun
O The South Wind and the Sun!
How each loved the other one
Full of fancy—- full folly—
Full of jollity and fun!
How they romped and ran about,
Like two boys when school is out,
With glowing face, and lisping lip,
Low laugh, and lifted shout!
And the South Wind— he was dressed
With a ribbon round his breast
That floated, flapped and fluttered
In a riotous unrest,
And a drapery of mist
From the shoulder and the wrist
Flowing backward with the motion
Of the waving hand he kissed.

Indiana University Press

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