Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253355690
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Series: Library of Indiana Classics
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,473,091
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was a best-selling American writer and poet. Known as the ""Children's Poet,"" he is author of several collections, including The Old Swimmin' Hole, Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury, and Home Folks.

Will Vawter (1871-1941) was an artist, illustrator, and frequent collaborator of James Whitcomb Riley's.

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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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Table of Contents

Contents
At Aunty’s House
Bear Story, The
Boy Lives on Our Farm, The
Boys’ Candidate, The
Bumblebee, The
Circus-Day Parade, The
Curly Locks
Days Gone By, The
Down Around the River
Envoy
Funny Little Fellow, The
Grandfather Squeers
Happy Little Cripple, The
Home-Made Fairy-Tale, A
Impetuous Resolve, An
Jolly Miller, The
Life-Lesson, A
Little Coat, The
Little Orphant Annie
Lugubrious Whing-Whang, The
Naughty Claude
Nine Little Goblins, The
Old Aunt Mary’s
Old Hay-Mow, The
Old Tramp, The
One the Sunny Side
Our Hired Girl
Pet Coon, The
Pixy People, The
Raggedy Man, The
Rider of the Knee, The
Runaway Boy, The
South Wind and the Sun, The
Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me, The
Sudden Shower, A
Time of Clearer Twitterings
Waitin’ fer the Cat to Die
Who Santy-Claus Wuz
Winter Fancies

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